Shredded Salsa Chicken – Instant Pot Style

We’ve kind of left the Instant Pot alone for a few weeks and I just felt like I needed to bring it out again … so what the heck, let’s make a super simple meal, shall we?

Just a little inside scoop: Hubby has used the thing MORE than me … he’s become the designated cook lately and well, he doesn’t always follow the directions and we’ve had a few flops …

Back to an EASY meal that only uses a few ingredients.  All you need is the following:

2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cumin
black pepper
generous dash of oregano
1 jar chunky salsa (about 2 cups worth)


Mix the salt, cumin pepper and oregano in a small bowl and season the chicken on both sides.

Toss them bad boys in the pot and dump the salsa over the chicken.

Secure the lid, making sure your vent is CLOSED and press the poultry button, adding another 5 minutes so you have a total of 20 minutes cook time.

Rule #1 – always make sure the seal is tight  Rule #2 – always make sure your vent is closed!

Let the Instant Pot do it’s thing and wait for the pressure to release when done cooking (seriously, this will take a total of  about 30 to 35 minutes. TOTAL time to come to pressure, cook and de-pressurize).

Start time                                    Dishing up

Pull chicken out of pot and either chop chop or shred with 2 forks (I like mine chunkier so I chopped) and add salsa from pot to the shredded chicken.

Serve up any which way you’d like:  over pasta (zucchini noodles!), as a taco filling (or lettuce!), over rice (or riced cauliflower!) … or eat it as is (like Hubby!)

Another side note: did you know that there is actually jarred salsa out there thats Whole30 compliant? This jar of Chi-Chi’s is … as is Tostitos.  Who would have thought! IF you are doing a Whole30, just read your labels and be prepared to be surprised!


**Yes, this can be cooked in a crockpot instead … cook on low for about 4 hours**

Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties … go check them out!
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8 thoughts on “Shredded Salsa Chicken – Instant Pot Style

  1. Oh my gosh this looks fantastic!!!


  2. This sounds good and thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. 🙂


  3. Oh, this looks so good!!! Thanks for sharing!! 😄


  4. I totally pinned this! YUM!I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group: for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


  5. I totally need an Instant pot – they look so cool!


  6. I need to get an instant post, looks delicious and easy to make it too, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.


  7. Your Shredded Salsa Chicken looks delicious, we would love it! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!Miz Helen


  8. Oh that looks delish!! I bet they would be perfect for taco's!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!


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