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Instant Pot Salsa Chicken (from Frozen Chicken)

The best and easiest salsa chicken made with just 2 ingredients - salsa and frozen chicken thighs. Just dump in the Instant Pot and dinner's done! Perfect for burrito bowls, tacos, fajitas, meal prep, and more.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Heating time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Instant Pot, Quick and Easy
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Lisa Wells



  • Pour salsa in Instant Pot. Arrange frozen chicken thighs in a single layer over salsa.
  • Cook on manual or pressure cook at high pressure for 12 minutes. Let pressure naturally release.
  • Carefully shred chicken with two forks in bottom Instant Pot. Toss to combine with pan juices and serve.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.2mg