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Instant Pot Salsa Chicken - So Flavorful!

This instant pot salsa chicken is just the kick you’re looking for for those busy work weeks! Super easy to make and only a few ingredients for this zesty, juicy chicken thigh recipe! Even those picky eaters will love it!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, recipe for instant pot salsa chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 305kcal


  • Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)


  • 8 Bone in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 1 Cups Salsa
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt


  • Combine all the spices in a small bowl, set aside. Add your salsa to your instant pot, then 4 of your chicken thighs.
  • Sprinkle half of your seasonings on your chicken thighs. Add your remaining 4 chicken thighs and the remaining of your seasonings.
  • Set to high pressure for 12 minutes. When the cook time is done, let naturally release pressure for 10 minutes. Quick release the rest of the pressure and remove the lid. Serve.


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 18g