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Instant Pot Salsa Chicken and Rice is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or meal prep for the week. Made with pantry ingredients in just 30 minutes, I love this easy and healthy one pot meal. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com #instantpot #onepotmeal #instantpotchicken #instantpotrice #salsachicken

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken & Rice


  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken and Rice is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or meal prep for the week. Made with pantry ingredients in just 30 minutes, I love this easy and healthy one pot meal. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com #instantpot #onepotmeal #instantpotchicken #instantpotrice #salsachicken


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 14 ounces salsa (About 1.5 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 2 large breasts. Each breast cut into 4 chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 14oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Add to Instant Pot. To your Instant Pot, add the oil, the chicken and pour over the salsa. Sprinkle the spices over the salsa then sprinkle the rice on top. Finally pour over the water, but don’t stir. We want most of the rice to be on top vs on the bottom the pot (to avoid getting a BURN notice). 
  2. Pressure Cook. Lock the Instant Pot lid, set to sealing, and cook on Manual High Pressure for 8 minutes. Allow to Natural Release for 5 minutes then Quick Release the steam. Turn off the Instant Pot
  3. Shred Chicken. Remove the chicken pieces and shred with two forks or leave as chunks, if you prefer. Stir the black beans into the rice and add back in the chicken or serve on the side. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Salsa – Use your favorite salsa! I like to use Medium salsa, but use Mild if you want less spice.

Instant Pot – I used the 8qt Instant Pot Duo

  • Category: Instant Pot, Main Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Rice, Instant Pot Chicken Rice, Salsa Chicken and Rice

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