Salsa Chicken (Instant Pot)

August 1, 2016Living Freely Gluten Free
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Salsa Chicken is the perfect weeknight meal. Sometimes, I am just tired and I don’t feel like making dinner. Salsa Chicken is one of those super easy and fast recipes, because I use the Instant Pot and it never disappoints. It takes 2 minutes to throw the Salsa Chicken ingredients into the Instant Pot and once its done all you need to do is shred the chicken and stuff it into your tortillas.


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You can fill tacos, burritos, quesadillas and top nachos. Even on top of some greens to make a southwest style salad would be delish! 

I am gearing up for back to school and working on our family meal plan. Everyone needs a handful of recipes that you don’t need to prep, are inexpensive and you always have the ingredients on hand. Salsa Chicken is exactly that! I keep chicken in the freezer at all times. I always have onions and the rest are pantry items that I always keep on hand.

How can I eat Instant Pot Salsa Chicken?

You can eat these so many different ways that you won’t get tired of it. I LOVE Salsa Chicken on top of my nachos, my kids like it in a burrito or quesadilla and my husband loves it in tacos. Use the leftovers (if there are any) for a salad.

Can I use chicken that isn’t completely thawed?

Yes, you can! Just add 2-4 minutes of cooking time onto the instant pot.

So the next time you need a fast and simple meal, please give this one a try!





Salsa Chicken in the Instant Pot

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Salsa Chicken made in the Instant Pot is perfect for tacos, burritos, nachos and salads.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 103 kcal


  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Granulated Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 1 Can Green Chiles
  • 1 14 oz. Can Diced Tomatoes


  1. Add all of the ingredients in your Instant Pot and cook on the chicken setting. If the chicken is not all of the way thawed add another 6 minutes to the cooking time. 
  2. Once done, take out and shred chicken and return it into the pot. Stir and serve however you would like. Ideas: Nachos, Burritos, Tacos, Salad.
Nutrition Facts
Salsa Chicken in the Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Potassium 498mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 10.1%
Vitamin C 15.3%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 11.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Janna

    March 30, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Hi, I would like to give this recipe a try! With this gluten free recipe I was wondering where you found the taco shells? They look like they are good ones that won’t fall apart.

  • Janna

    March 30, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    May I ask where you found these gluten free tortilla shells?

    1. Janna

      March 30, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      Sorry for the asking the question twice, it responded and said after the first comment it wouldn’t post?? 😊

    2. livingfreelygf

      March 30, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      I buy tortillas at Trader Joes usually, or the Mission brand corn tortillas. I like to fry the soft corn tortillas in a little coconut oil and then I pat them with a paper towel and then stuff them with the taco filling.

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