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Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Tacos

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Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot better! Whip up this Instant Pot Salsa Chicken tacos for your dinner tonight. Use our fresh homemade salsa recipe to make it even better! An Instant Pot chicken dish that you can serve in corn or flour tortillas piled high with all your favorite toppings.

two instant pot salsa chicken plated on a white plate

If you are a fan of Mexican food, here are a few more dinner ideas to bring you inspiration. Mexican casserole, Carnitas, and even try these chicken taquitos.

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Tacos

Chicken tacos in the Instant Pot are one of my absolute favorites. An easy Instant Pot chicken recipe that comes together in a flash. Add on some topping and heat up shells and ring the dinner bell.

How to Make Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

Start by pouring a cup of your homemade salsa into the Instant Pot. Then place your chicken breasts on top. Season the chicken to help add flavor to the dish.

Place the lid on the pressure cooker, and make sure the lid is set to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes with a natural release of 10 minutes. Chicken not thawed out? Learn how to cook frozen chicken in the Instant Pot.

instant pot salsa chicken shredded in Instant Pot

Open the lid to the Instant Pot, and shred your chicken. Once your chicken is shredded, pile in warm corn tortillas or flour shells.

Pair with all your favorite toppings and dive in!

My Favorite Chicken Taco Toppings

  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Guacamole or even Avocado slices
  • Pico De Gallo or more Salsa
  • Black beans
  • Etc

Honestly, you can serve this taco meat with essentially anything!

Kitchen Supplies for Salsa Chicken Tacos

instant pot salsa chicken tacos on a white plate

What To Serve With Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

You can serve up these chicken tacos as the whole dinner, or reach for items like refried beans, or even try refried black beans for a fun new twist.

You could even pair your tacos with Mexican rice, pico de gallo or other Mexican inspired side dishes.

Storing Leftovers

If you have leftover chicken taco meat, go ahead and place it in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to three days. Anything, after that you need to use your best judgment.

You can freeze your meat as well if you don't plan to eat right away. Just store in a proper container and freeze for up to three months.

When you go to reheat just thaw in the fridge the night before or warm-up straight from the freezer in the microwave. If you find it could get dry add a little liquid like water or even broth to help give moisture to the chicken.

Craving More Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

  • Chicken Stroganoff | If you love turkey and beef stroganoff, you have to try my chicken version. Creamy, savory, and a crowd-worthy dish.
  • Easy Chicken Gyros | I share how to make chicken gyros and the homemade sauce to pile on top. Skip takeout and try this dinner recipe tonight.
  • Chicken Teriyaki with Mushrooms | Another great dinner is this teriyaki chicken. The mushrooms add so much flavor, and it reheats nicely for meals later in the week.


Yield: 6 tacos

Chicken Salsa Tacos Instant Pot

Chicken Salsa Tacos Instant Pot

Salsa Chicken Tacos for the Instant Pot is a delicious and fast Instant Pot shredded chicken breasts recipe that can be served as tacos or even to make a salsa chicken topped salad.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  1. Pour 1 cup of salsa into the Instant Pot inner pot. We use homemade salsa for this salsa chicken recipe, but you can also use store-bought salsa, or even a green salsa to make it a salsa verde chicken.
  2. Add the chicken breasts on top of the chicken salsa in the Instant Pot. Season each side of the chicken breasts with half of the salt and half of the pepper.
  3. Close the lid on the Instant Pot chicken breasts by twisting the lid into a locked position. Close the valve to sealing. Set the Instant Pot chicken tacos to a high-pressure cooking time of 20 minutes.
  4. When the cooking time finishes, do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes. After that time, manually release remaining pressure. After the pin drops, carefully open the lid.
  5. Use two forks, or a hand mixer, and shred the chicken for your salsa chicken recipe. Stir in with the salsa.
  6. Eat Instant Pot Salsa Chicken on its own or serve as a Shredded Chicken Tacos Instant Pot recipe. Either way, this is a delicious and easy chicken recipe.


Taco Variations:

  • You can opt for sausages, pork, beef, opaque. They all cook in no time and can take on just about any flavor with the right spices.
  • Go for cumin, smoked paprika, and even add a can of tomatoes in sauce or make it homemade.
  • Another option a little more elegant is to prepare fillings with fresh seafood, such as shrimp. It is the fastest filling to prepare.
  • Also roast chicken, or even pork, revitalize the flavor of the tacos.
  • If you go vegetarian, nothing like tofu, veggies, sweet potatoes, and cabbage. They are good garnishes and are very nutritious.
  • Seal your preparation with success using star toppings such as feta cheese, chunks of fresh cheese or pickled onions, sliced radish for a more plant-based texture, spicy notes, and shredded cabbage.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 235Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 40mgSodium 1587mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 5gSugar 3gProtein 18g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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