Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
So much flavor from simple ingredients! This chicken is also perfect for tacos, taco salad, or enchiladas.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • 8 - boneless chicken thighs
  • 16 - oz. red salsa
  • 1 - 4 oz. can(s) green chiles
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - avocado slices**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the chicken breasts and chicken thighs in the base of the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water and pour the red salsa and green chilies around the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Steam valve: Sealing.
  3. Cook on: Manual/High for 10 minutes.
  4. Release: Natural or Quick.
  5. Once cooked, shred the chicken with 2 forks.
  6. Cook the rice as directed.
  7. Prepare veggies and slice avocado garnish.
  8. Serve Instant Pot Salsa Chicken with avocado slices, over rice with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

    To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

    • 2 large boneless chicken breasts
    • 8 boneless chicken thighs
    • 16 oz. red salsa
    • 1 - 4 oz. can green chilies
    • Salt and pepper

    Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

    Freeze & Thaw Instructions

    Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to pressure cooker insert with hot water. Pressure cook as directed.

    Special notes

    Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or partially frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance. See for more tips and tricks.

    Dairy-Free Modifications

    Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

    Gluten-Free Modifications

    Recipe is gluten-free if you use gluten-free soy sauce.

    Printable Label Recipe Title

    Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

    Printable Label Instructions

    Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release. Shred chicken with 2 forks after cooking and garnish with avocado slices.
    Serve over rice with veggies.