Creamy Instant Pot Mexican Chicken With Salsa


This creamy Instant Pot Mexican Chicken with salsa is an incredibly easy and fast chicken dinner recipe that your entire family will love!

Break out your Instant Pot! You’re going to love today’s recipe for Instant Pot Mexican Chicken with Salsa.

Instant Pot creamy salsa chicken recipe

This easy Instant Pot chicken recipe will become a quick family favorite for dinner! Serve this Instant Pot Mexican Chicken over rice, in a taco, or just on its own for a deliciously easy dinner!

Shredded chicken in a  yellow bowl with a slice of lime on top.

Hello everyone! Amanda here from Old House to New Home, sharing one of my go-to Instant Pot recipes, Creamy Salsa Chicken. I have been making salsa chicken for years, usually in my slow cooker, but I have to admit, it is even better in the Instant Pot, and way faster!

A wooden spoon with creamy shredded chicken made in the Instant Pot.

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I love how versatile this recipe is! It can be served so many different ways! Here are some of my favorites:

  • In a taco
  • Over rice
  • In a burrito bowl
  • Inside a quesadilla
  • Just on its own

It is the perfect flavor-filled base for so many dinners!

Creamy shredded chicken taco soup made in the Instant Pot

How to Make Creamy Instant Pot Mexican Chicken with Salsa

Scroll on down to read the entire recipe in a handy printable recipe card. I have some tips and tricks and a quick overview for you first if you need it.

Instant Pot Creamy Salsa Chicken

You won’t believe how easy this Instant Pot chicken recipe is!

What you need: 

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These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

  • Chicken breast
  • Salsa
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Lime


Making this could not be easier! Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the entire recipe. Here’s just a really quick overview.

1. Cook chicken

The first thing you are going to do is cook the chicken in the Instant Pot. This is super fast, I love how quickly it cooks meat.

2. Shred The chicken 

For super fast shredding, use your hand mixer! If you don’t have one, you can simply shred with two forks.

3. Add Sour cream and cream cheese

The final step is to add the sour cream and cream cheese. It’ll heat up super quickly again. And that’s it! You have some seriously amazing shredded chicken.

What other meat can you use?

I prefer chicken because it shreds so well. Plus, it cooks really quickly, which is important on busy weeknights.

But you can also make this with pork loin or shredded beef.

Instant Pot Creamy Salsa Chicken
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Instant Pot Creamy Salsa Chicken

This Instant Pot Creamy Salsa Chicken will quickly become your go to chicken dinner recipe! So easy and made in minutes, you can serve this chicken with just about anything!
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Creamy Salsa Chicken, Instant Pot Chicken
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Amanda Dorich


  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Add chicken and salsa to Instant Pot. Set timer to 12 minutes. Let cook and then do 15 minutes natural release.
  • Once done, release any remaining pressure. Shred chicken using a hand mixer or two forks. Switch to the saute function and add the cream cheese and sour cream. Let cook until cream cheese melts. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 1162mg | Potassium: 869mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1220IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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Originally published February 2019. Updated May 2020.

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