Probably one of the common recipes to make in your Instant Pot involves Chicken. We eat tacos at least once a week in my house so making this Instant Pot Easy Shredded Salsa Chicken was a total no brainer for me.
What I like about this particular chicken recipe is that the taco seasoning and the salsa give the chicken a great Mexican inspired flavor for our tacos.
🐓 Can I use Frozen Chicken
Yes! This is probably one of the most asked questions on Social Media when making Chicken in the Instant Pot. The Instant Pot is "smart" enough to adjust depending on if you are using raw or frozen chicken. You are probably asking yourself how does my IP know if my chicken breasts are frozen? Technically it doesn't. But because the Instant Pot is a pressure cooker, and pressurizes based on its contents, it will adjust accordingly if you are using frozen breasts. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself. The Instant Pot is an amazing device that makes most recipes foolproof.
🐓 How to Handle Raw Chicken
Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
Do not wash raw chicken (which prevents cross-contamination).
Wash all utensils and cutting boards (if applicable).
If marinating the chicken, make sure you toss the juices before you cook. Don't ever use the juice from the marinade.
Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
For more great recipes you can make in your pressure cooker, check out my collection of Instant Pot Recipes.
💭 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
The Instant Pot is a combination pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer with a few other capabilities. With an Instant Pot, you can make some recipes in minutes compared to hours the traditional way. While not always the case, it's a very handy appliance if you are always on the run.
The Instant Pot comes with several safety features. If you happen to encounter an error message on the display of your IP, I suggest you visit Instant Pot's Official Customer Care Center.
If you frequently use your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, you've probably experienced a "smelly" lid. Here's a simple way to get rid of the smell. Fill the Instant Pot with 2 Cups of White Vinegar. Seal the lid. Use the steam setting for 2 minutes. Remove the rubber ring from the lid and let dry completely before using it.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
What ingredients do I need to make this Shredded Salsa Chicken recipe in your Instant Pot pressure cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Chicken Breasts, Sea Salt, Taco Seasoning and Salsa.
🥣 How to Make Instant Pot Easy Shredded Salsa Chicken
Season both sides of the chicken breasts with the sea salt and the taco seasoning.
Place the chicken breasts into the Instant Pot. Pour the salsa over the top of the chicken.
Close the lid and select the 'Manual' button and adjust the time to 10 minutes on high pressure.
At the end of the pressure cooking time, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.
Remove chicken from the Instant Pot to a bowl. Shred using two forks.
Instant Pot Easy Shredded Salsa Chicken
- 2 Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless
- Sea Salt
- 2 teaspoon Taco Seasoning
- 1 Cup Salsa, You pick the heat
- Season both sides of the chicken breasts with the sea salt and the taco seasoning.
- Place the chicken breasts into the Instant Pot. Pour the salsa over the top of the chicken.
- Close the lid and select the 'Manual' button and adjust the time to 10 minutes on high pressure.
- At the end of the pressure cooking time, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.
- Remove chicken from the Instant Pot to a bowl. Shred using two forks.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.