Shredded Salsa Chicken – InstantPot 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 (I started using thighs because they are less expensive AND more flavorful!)
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 that’s 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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6 thoughts on “Shredded Salsa Chicken – InstantPot Style

  1. This looks really yummy and easy! Thanks for sharing on This Is How We Roll Thursdays.


  2. Oh, Jan, how yummy! Thanks for sharing this at last week's Coffee and Conversation! I'll be featuring it at this week's party, where I'm sharing some yummy foods for New Year's. This is SO easy…I'm sure it'll be a hit over at my house, too!Happy New Year!


  3. Your Salsa Chicken looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a wonderful week and hope to see you soon!Miz Helen


  4. Thanks for stopping by Alicia … it really is yummy!


  5. Thanks for the feature Pat! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


  6. Thank you Miz Helen!


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