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.
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!
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!
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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!
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.
You won’t believe how easy this Instant Pot chicken recipe is!
What you need:
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Kitchen or Craft/DIY Tools Needed:
Supplies or Ingredients Needed:
- Chicken breast
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
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
- 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.
Looking for more Chicken Recipes?
You may also enjoy these Chicken Recipe ideas on Kenarry:
- Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Vegetables
- Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup
- Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Originally published February 2019. Updated May 2020.