Instant Pot Easy Shredded Salsa Chicken

This Shredded Salsa Chicken is super easy to make in your Instant Pot. Perfect for tacos, burritos or even on nachos! Ready in 30 minutes!

Instant Pot Shredded Salsa Chicken

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.

Instant Pot Shredded Salsa Chicken

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.

Instant Pot Shredded Salsa 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.

Instant Pot Shredded Salsa Chicken

Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself. The Instant Pot is an amazing device that makes most recipes foolproof.

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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 (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
Instant Pot Shredded Salsa Chicken

For more great recipes you can make in your pressure cooker, check out my collection of Instant Pot Recipes. My Instant Pot Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken recipe is another great chicken recipe to make in your pressure cooker.

Instant Pot Shredded Salsa Chicken

If you have any questions about your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, I suggest you visit Instant Pot’s Official Customer Care Center.

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If you don’t own a pressure cooker or simply don’t feel like making your chicken in one, check out my Easy Baked Salsa Chicken recipe.

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.

  1. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with the sea salt and the taco seasoning.
  2. Place the chicken breasts into the Instant Pot. Pour the salsa over the top of the chicken.
  3. Close the lid and select the ‘Manual’ button and adjust the time to 10 minutes on high pressure.
  4. At the end of the pressure cooking time, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.
  5. Remove chicken from the Instant Pot to a bowl. Shred using two forks.

Printable Recipe Card

Instant Pot Shredded Salsa Chicken

Instant Pot Easy Shredded Salsa Chicken

This Shredded Salsa Chicken is super easy to make in your Instant Pot. Perfect for tacos, burritos or even on nachos! Ready in 30 minutes!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Pressure Release 10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 148 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless
  • Sea Salt
  • 2 Tsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Salsa, You pick the heat

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 25gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 593mgPotassium: 603mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 346IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

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.

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  1. Mary says:

    This shredded chicken recipe is the best I have ever made. I used my Instant Pot as indicated and it was ready in no time.