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Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

This Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is moist, flavorful, and perfect for tacos, burritos, salads, nachos, quesadillas, and more!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken breast, instant pot, taco seasoning
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth




  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 (8 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (24 oz) jar salsa I like Pace Thick & Chunky Salsa
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco Chipotle Hot Sauce more or less to taste
  • 1 (1.25 oz) packet taco seasoning
  • Lime juice and salt to taste
  • Cilantro lime sauce for serving


  • Grease a 6 quart Instant Pot with cooking spray.
  • Pour in chicken broth, then top with chicken breasts.
  • Layer on salsa, hot sauce, and taco seasoning — don’t stir, this helps avoid a BURN reading.
  • Cover and lock the lid — be sure the pressure valve is pointing toward SEALING.
  • Cook on HIGH pressure for 10 minutes, then flip the valve to do a quick release.
  • Shred chicken directly in the Instant Pot, then taste and season with lime juice and salt, if desired.
  • Serve as tacos, in a burrito bowl, on nachos, in a quesadilla, over a bed of lettuce, etc. with a drizzle of my homemade cilantro lime sauce and enjoy!
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Serving: 1person | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 3187mg | Potassium: 1529mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2280IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 3mg