Pressure Cooker Salsa Chicken

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Rated 5.0 based on 20 customer reviews


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Mealthy Tip

Be sure to read the label on the salsa if you are following the Whole30 diet. Or make your own salsa.

In this recipe, your choice of salsa will dictate the flavor profile. If you like it spicy, go for the hot salsa. If you are more mild when it comes to mealtime, choose your salsa accordingly.

If your chicken is still a bit tough and doesn't shred easily, cook it on High Pressure for 5 more minutes!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 267 calories; 12g fat; 4.3g carbohydrates; 38g protein; 184mg cholesterol; 817mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat106
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat4g 18%
Trans Fat0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat2.9g
Monounsaturated Fat5.2g
Cholesterol 184mg 61%
Sodium 817mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 4.3g 1%
Dietary Fiber1g 5%
Protein 38g
Vitamin A7% Vitamin C2%
Calcium3% Iron10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Caro Hodgin says:

Oh my god, easiest dinner ever. I used the fresh pico de Gallo from the refrigerated aisle. So flavorful, can’t believe how easy this way.

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Katie Hason says:

This salsa chicken was delicious. I made mine with green salsa and used the meat for enchiladas. Loved it! Super quick and easy.

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Dominique M says:

Best salsa chicken recipe! It doesn't really get any easier than this my friends. I always pair it with warm flour tortillas and whatever toppings I can round up. This is for those nights when you want to put in little effort but have a big appetite.

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Jordan Clark says:

This literally took just a few minutes make in my pressure cooker. I used basic store bought, jarred tomato salsa. I didn't use many toppings, simply avocado, cilantro, and sour cream. I also used flour tortillas. So yummy!

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Santana Williams says:

These tasted like real tacos! Just as good, if not better than the ones you'll get at a restaurant. I used my mom's homemade salsa recipe and it resulted in juicy, tender meat that was infused with delicious flavor. This is the only recipe I use for chicken tacos now.

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Karen Dunn says:

I make this regularly and use a locally made spicy pineapple salsa. Then I serve this over rice with all the usual taco fixings, such as shredded lettuce, cheese, pico, avocado, mexican corn, black beans, etc. Everyone can add their favorites and have a delicious taco rice bowl. It’s a new family favorite!

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Lina Schamberger says:

Delicioso! This is a keeper for sure!

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Pam Delgado says:

This is so great!! It is such a simple recipe you can make chicken soft tacos, burritos, tostadas. I meal prepped burrito bowl like with side of black beans and corn this salsa chicken with some shredded cheese on top many toppings to chose from. :)

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Katherine Stefos says:

The easiest and best chicken ever

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Maria Pickering says:

We love this, so easy. We make burritos with this recipe, fresh guacamole, mexican rice and black beans, fresh tomatoes and shredded cheese to make amazing burritos.

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Bill Holland says:

I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch slices as breasts are usually thicker than thighs. For the salsa I used WalMart’s Great Value Medium. I didn’t reduce it as shredding the chicken “absorbed” a lot of it and I wanted it fairly wet for Mexican lasagna. I was astonished at how good this tasted and how the salsa flavors, especially the heat of the peppers, were so enhanced.

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Kaitlynne Vasquez says:

Love this and so good and easy. We added peppers and onion. Love the flavor of the thigh, curious how it would be with boneless breast?!

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Cynthia Graise says:

quick easy and delicious!! definitely making again!

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Samantha Allen says:

This was super easy to make, no fuss and we made burrito bowls with them... I used the salsa from the refrigerated section and cilantro lime rice and it was super tasty 👍🏻

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Matthew Stansel says:

I made it with boneless skinless breasts and everyone in the family loved it.

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Rebecca Ashman says:

Quick, easy, and DELICIOUS recipe for lunch or dinner with the family. Would absolutely make this many more times with different flavor salsa to try a nice flavor variation.

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Matt Urban says:

Chicken came out perfectly. We made these into tacos and they were perfect. Heated them up the next day and they were still just as good. Great recipe.

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Dana Goldman says:

Easiest recipe for a great meal.

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Mary Muschinski says:

This was the easiest recipe for a week night meal. I used chicken breast and took the advice of a previous review and cut the breast into slices/pieces. I did not shred the chicken. I topped this chicken salsa over a baked potato along with shredded cheese and sour cream. It was delicious. Chicken was tender and my 92 year old mother loved it.

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Torie Dann says:

Wow! So very easy and so very delicious. I added a little more salsa while sautéing and then put the chicken over a bed of brown rice. Will definitely be making this again!