Instant Pot Salsa Lime Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice
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Instant Pot Salsa Lime Chicken

Instant Pot Salsa Lime Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice option, is a one pot recipe for making great tacos, burritos, salads and more.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Pressure Release10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Jill Selkowitz


  • 2 pounds Chicken Breasts Boneless/Skinless boneless and skinless or 2 pounds Chicken Thighs, skinless and with or without bones
  • 2 teaspoons True Lime Garlic Cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt or to taste
  • 1 tub Fresh Salsa (jarred is fine)
  • 1-2 Limes



  • Remove all fat from chicken.
  • Sprinkle seasonings on both sides of chicken.
  • Add seasoned chicken to Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
  • Pour on Salsa and squeeze one lime over the chicken.
  • If making this a One Pot Meal, add the Cilanto Lime Rice now.
  • Lock on Lid and Close Pressure Valve.
  • Cook at High pressure for 6 minutes for dark meat. (See notes section)
  • When Beep sounds, allow a 10 minute natural pressure release.
  • Open lid and squeeze on more lime, if desired.
  • Shred chicken and serve in taco shells, burritos, lettuce leaves, or on a salad.


For boneless/skinless breasts - cook 4 minutes with a 15 minute Natural Pressure Release.
For bone in breast - cook 5 minutes with a 10 minute Natural Pressure Release.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 567mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 7.6% | Vitamin C: 7.8% | Calcium: 1.8% | Iron: 5.2%