Instant Pot Salsa Shredded Chicken | Food Under Pressure

This Instant Pot Salsa Shredded Chicken made in the Instant Pot is so easy, and only takes a couple ingredients! It is great for a party, perfect for meal prep, totally freezable, and best of all, DELICIOUS.

The chicken can be thawed or frozen – you don’t need to make any adjustments to the recipe at all either way.

DOUBLE this recipe to feed a crowd – no need to change the cook time!

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This Salsa Chicken is so VERSATILE!

Instant Pot Salsa Shredded Chicken is perfect for shredding – use it for tacos, over rice, on a salad, in a sandwich, in enchiladas, in a Tex-Mex style soup, or just by itself. It really is so good and so versatile; so easy, too, thanks to the Instant Pot or another pressure cooker!

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Essential Tools

Pressure Cooker, like the Instant Pot!

Hand Mixer, like this Kitchen aid 5 speed hand mixer, also on my list of Best Instant Pot accessories!

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken | Food Under Pressure
Servings: 6
Author: Food Under Pressure
  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • 1/2 t chili powder
  • 1 jar salsa
  • 2-3 T water
  1. Add Chicken to pot. Sprinkle with cumin and chili powder.

  2. Cover with salsa. Add 2-3 T water to salsa jar and swirl with any remaining salsa; add to pot.

  3. Close lid and close vent knob. Pressure Cook on manual/high pressure for 25 minutes.

  4. Quickly release pressure when cook time completes. Remove lid. Turn Instant Pot off by pressing "Cancel" button. Allow to cool for 3-4 minutes.

  5. Using hand mixer on OFF, use mixing blades to break up the chicken breasts slightly. Then, turn mixer on low setting and move around pot to shred chicken. This literally takes 10 seconds!

  6. Serve as desired!