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Salsa Chicken in the Instant Pot

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Salsa chicken is a great quick dinner when you make it in the instant pot. You can even start with dry black beans! Make some rice and get your favorite toppings ready while it cooks!

chicken burrito bowl in front of instant pot

     Salsa chicken is the perfect topping for burrito bowls or filling for burritos. It is made fast and easy in the instant pot. This recipe is  super economical and starts with dried beans, but you can easily sub in canned black beans if you’d rather.

      Ever since we first tried salsa chicken in the slow cooker however many years ago, it has been a favorite dinner. It’s a super simple dump and go slow cooker recipe that nets big flavor.

       We love it on some cilantro lime rice and piled high with our favorite toppings like sour cream, avocado, cheese, cilantro and more salsa. It also makes a great burrito filling if that’s more your style.

dry black beans in instant pot

       But sometimes dump and go recipes are still too much work on a busy weekday morning. And sometimes you get home from work and no dinner is planned.

     That is where the instant pot can come to your rescue! You can start with dry beans and even frozen chicken and still have dinner on the table in under an hour!

ingredients in instant pot

      Using dry beans makes this dinner super economical, but if you happen to have cans of black beans they will work too! It will even shave a few minutes off the cook time!

      So next time you are in a panic about what you’ll make for dinner, relax! The instant pot will make it easy for you!

bowl of cilantro lime rice topped with salsa chicken and toppings.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Salsa Chicken in the Instant Pot

burrito bowl made of rice topped with salsa chicken, salsa, sour cream, cheese etc. in front of instant pot

Salsa chicken is a great quick dinner when you make it in the instant pot. You can even start with dry black beans! Make some rice and get your favorite toppings ready while it cooks!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 1/2 cups dried black beans*
  • 1 /12 cups frozen corn
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 3 cups water*
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • cilantro to taste

Instructions

  1. Spray instant pot insert with cooking spray.
  2. Place all ingredients but the cilantro in the instant pot. Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes, then allow to slow release the steam.
  3. Shred chicken with two forks, then stir in chopped cilantro.
  4. Serve in burritos or over rice with your favorite toppings.

Notes

* if using canned beans, reduce water to 3/4 cup and reduce cooking time to 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 342mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Salsa chicken is a great quick dinner when you make it in the instant pot. You can even start with dry black beans! Make some rice and get your favorite toppings ready while it cooks!

Salsa chicken is a great quick dinner when you make it in the instant pot. You can even start with dry black beans! Make some rice and get your favorite toppings ready while it cooks!

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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Wednesday 6th of March 2019

I made part of this in the IP tonight, and I was wondering if I couldn't change that up to the whole meal in the IP! I'm all over this!

Carlee

Thursday 14th of March 2019

Just chuck it all in there! I've been having fun experimenting with the IP lately. You'll have to let me know if you have any favorites!

Carlee

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

It makes these kind of recipes so quick and easy.

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Tuesday 19th of February 2019

This looks really good and is pushing further convincing me that I need to get myself an instant pot--I'm seeing so many great IP recipes lately!

Alexandra Cook

Monday 18th of February 2019

I still haven't got an instant pot - but seeing delicious recipes like this certainly makes me tempted!!!

All the best!

Alex @ It's Not Complicated Recipes

Carlee

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

It makes these kind of recipes so quick! Thank you

Andrea Nine

Monday 18th of February 2019

All the flavors we love, this is instant pot perfection! Have a great start to your week. xo

Carlee

Tuesday 26th of February 2019

It's so quick and easy too!

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