• Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cooking Time: 10 mins
  • Serves: 8

Easy Salsa Chicken

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 Ingredients List

  • 3 - 4 Chicken Breasts, skinless/boneless (approx. 8 oz ea)
  • Salt, to season meat
  • Pepper, to season meat
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder, to season meat
  • 1 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Oregano (If you can get Mexican Oregano, it's really good)
  • 16 oz Salsa


Season chicken breasts on all sides with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Put 1/2 cup of salsa in the inner pot of the pressure cooker. Then add the chicken breasts to the pot, setting them on the salsa.

Sprinkle the oregano and taco seasoning over the chicken.

Pour the remaining salsa over the chicken, covering it. *If your salsa is really thick, you can add 1/4 cup of water to help the pressure build, but I have never needed to. I use a salsa that is from the refrigerated section of the store, and it works nicely, with good flavor.

Put the lid on the pot and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button (or dial) and then the + or - to choose 10-12 minutes** depending on the weight/thickness of the breasts. You don't need to add any additional liquid to the pot, the salsa and chicken have enough to bring it to pressure.

When the cooking cycle has ended, let the pot sit undisturbed for 10 minutes to naturally release the pressure. Then, after 10 minutes, manually release any remaining pressure (there may not be any, and that's okay) by turning the steam release knob to Venting.

Remove the chicken to a large bowl and shred it, using two forks. Then add it back to the pot. If there is too much liquid for your taste, just scoop some out. Leave some, as it has a lot of flavor, and will also keep the meat moist (the liquid is also great over rice).

Now you are ready to use it in your favorite recipes!

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