Salsa Shredded Chicken
Salsa Shredded Chicken

We needed a change from ground beef burritos in this house and I’d long ago worked out a recipe for cilantro lime shredded chicken with salsa in the crock pot that I wanted to recreate for the Instant Pot.

This recipe was perfect for the soft tacos I wanted!!!

You can cook up to 3 lbs of chicken without changing the other quantities or times in the recipe…

This versatile recipe is savory and juicy and can give you chicken breasts (shredded or not) as a main dish on its own or be used as an ingredient in a wide variety of dishes!

Salsa Shredded Chicken Recipe

  • 1 3/4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 16 oz salsa (from a jar is my preference for this recipe, but watch labels if you’re trying to keep this recipe keto-friendly)
  • 1 medium lime, juiced
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp taco seasoning (see my Taco Seasoning recipe)
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together 16 oz salsa, 2 1/2 Tbsp Taco seasoning, and juice from 1 lime until well combined.
  2. Place 3/4 cup of salsa mixture into the Instant Pot, spreading to coat the bottom of the inner pot.
  3. Add 1 3/4 lbs chicken breasts. It’s okay if they overlap a bit.
  4. Pour remaining salsa mix over chicken, covering it as much as possible.
  5. Place lid on the Instant Pot and set to SEAL.
  6. Select PRESSURE COOK (or MANUAL) for 10 mins. If the chicken is really thick, consider increasing to 12 mins.
  7. When cooking has finished, allow a natural release (i.e., do nothing) for 10 mins.
  8. Then do a quick release of any remaining pressure by setting to VENT.
  9. Insert a meat thermometer into the center of the thickest part of the chicken to obtain a reading of at least 165 F. If it’s not there yet, continue cooking chicken breasts in increments of 2 mins (you can do a quick release after the additional mins).
  10. Move just the chicken to a large bowl and shred with two forks.
  11. Return chicken to the sauce in the Instant Pot and then serve.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.4g10%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 560mg24%
Total Carbohydrate 4.9g2%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g4%
Total Sugars 2.1g 
Protein 29.6g 
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 31mg2%
Iron 2mg9%
Potassium 416mg9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

#Keto #LowCarb #LowFat

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