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Instant Pot® Salsa Chicken

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"An Instant Pot® makes an easy weeknight meal even easier! Frozen chicken breasts are combined with taco seasoning and salsa for a tasty Mexican-themed meal. You can use the meat for tacos, burrito bowls, or as a topping for baked potatoes. So many possibilities! I used this the first night for chicken quesadillas. The second night I used it as a topping for baked potatoes with shredded cheese, pickled jalapenos, and sour cream."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 300 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Place chicken breasts in an electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). Sprinkle all sides with taco seasoning. Pour salsa and chicken broth on top.
  2. Place lid on the pot and lock in place. Select the Poultry setting and set the timer for 15 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally after the cooking time has ended, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chicken should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Shred the cooked chicken.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can use water in place of chicken broth if desired.
  • If you thaw the chicken breasts, shorten the cooking time to 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Both quick-release and natural-release work for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 300 calories; 4.8 g fat; 13.9 g carbohydrates; 45.9 g protein; 118 mg cholesterol; 1546 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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For everyone complaining about burnt chicken,just place your chicken on a rack on the bottom of your pot. It can't burn if it's not touching the bottom. A real simple fix. I made this recipe at...

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The taste is good, but was burned. Need to add (double) more broth or water. I used some chicken thighs and they were better & more moist than the breast pieces.

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For everyone complaining about burnt chicken,just place your chicken on a rack on the bottom of your pot. It can't burn if it's not touching the bottom. A real simple fix. I made this recipe at...

The taste is good, but was burned. Need to add (double) more broth or water. I used some chicken thighs and they were better & more moist than the breast pieces.

I love this recipe. I made it in a crockpot on low. 4-5 hours. Delicious. Will make again. Oh, and I used fajita seasoning instead of taco seasoning.

Try shredding your cooked chicken with your electric hand mixer — it works fabulous. Do it when it’s still warm.

We used frozen , boneless, skinless chicken breasts and thighs. For the salsa we used a whole can of Rotel with salsa spices and then all the other ingredients as written. It was perfect! Beca...

Flavor is good, but I think you need to add more liquid, or put the liquid in first ahead of the frozen breasts. I kept getting BURN on the Pot and had to keep stirring. Once it got going though...

I actually did not eat this. I made this on a night I had to run to class, however, my husband and kids (ages 7, 5 & 1) gave this 5 stars. I used a half packet of taco seasoning due to the kids...

I added cumin and chili powder because I felt the taco seasoning wouldn't be enough zing. Absolutely delicious!

This turned out better than I expected. The chicken was flavorful, tender, and not overly spicy. I added about a tablespoon of olive oil to help prevent any burning like the other reviews mentio...