Instant Pot Salsa Chicken (Fresh or Frozen)
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This version of Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is the most flavorful of all! Super easy and tastes amazing! Once you try this Instant Pot Salsa Chicken recipe, you'll never make it any other way!
Recipe type: Main Dish, Instant Pot
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 lb chicken breast (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup salsa
  • Chili powder to taste (optional)
  1. Put chicken and water in the Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the valve to Sealing position.
  2. Select the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" setting and set the time for 10 minutes if using fresh chicken breasts (or 22 minutes for frozen).
  3. Quick release (QR) the steam and open the Instant Pot. Take the cooked chicken out of the Instant Pot and shred with two forks or the food processor. Pour the water out of the pot.
  4. Put the Instant Pot on a Saute setting. Put the shredded chicken and salsa in a pot, and cook, stirring, for 2 minute, or until the salsa is heated through. Add chili powder to taste.
Recipe by Melanie Cooks at