Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is an amazingly easy, tasty dish. We like it because it’s extremely versatile and you don’t need to keep anything special ingredients on hand. I like having meals I can plan with simple ingredients, so we don’t go out to fast food restaurants. This dish takes 30 minutes to cook (10 minutes to get to pressure, 10 minutes to cook, 10 minutes to naturally release pressure) yet I don’t have to do anything for nearly all of it.
One of my frugal tricks is to keep homemade taco seasoning on hand. The ingredients are easy to put together and all you’ll need is a bowl to mix them and a jar with lid to pour them into. The homemade taco recipe:
- 3 Tbsp. chili powder (no salt)
- 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1 1/2 tsp. Salt (sea salt if possible)
- 1 1/2 tsp. Paprika (smoked if possible)
- 1 1/2 tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp. Ground Pepper
- 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Red Pepper flakes (pinch or omit for mild)
- Pinch Cayenne Pepper (omit for mild)
The Instant Pot Salsa Chicken base can be used in various meals. Obviously you can use it on its own. You can also add it to rice, pasta, or use it in tacos or burritos. Try adding melted cream cheese or sour cream to smooth out the flavor. Even try making it with hot salsa and then use that chicken in chicken chili, chicken taco soup and even casseroles.
You will need an Instant Pot, Bowl, Shredders, Bulk Taco Seasoning, Jar with lid, Smoked paprika, and measuring spoons. If you need salt free taco seasoning.
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