Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is quick, easy and so delicious. Made with just 3 ingredients, it is veggie-loaded with some added spinach and cooks up in just minutes. This pressure cooker chicken is the perfect weeknight meal that is also family friendly and healthy!
Servings: 4 people
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
- 1 1/2 cups your favorite salsa I used mild to make it kid-friendly, but use whatever spice level you prefer
- 2-3 handfuls baby spinach roughly chopped
Place chicken in the Instant Pot and add the salsa. Stir a few times to combine and coat the chicken with salsa.
Cook on HIGH pressure for 8 minutes. When the cook time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 8 minutes. It will take your pressure cooker about 10 minutes to get up to pressure. After the 8 minutes of cook time are done, quick release the rest of the pressure.
Carefully remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and place it in a large bowl. Use two forks to shred the chicken or use a stand mixer with a flat beater attachment (my personal favorite and makes the shredding process very quick).
Return shredded chicken to the Instant Pot. Add the roughly chopped spinach. Stir a few times to combine and place the lid back on the Instant Pot. Let the chicken/spinach sit for 4-5 minutes with the lid on, or until spinach has wilted.
Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
Top with sliced avocado, cilantro or shredded cheese and enjoy in tacos, over a salad, with roasted veggies or cauli rice, stuffed into a baked potatoes or simply as is
Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 991mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1926IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg