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Instant Pot Rojo Fiesta Chicken

Instant Pot Rojo Fiesta Chicken is an easy weeknight dinner, bursting with tender, juicy chicken in a sweet tomato salsa. Perfect for busy moms and dads.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Pressure Release7 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: All, Latin, Mexican American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Jill Selkowitz

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Chicken Breasts Boneless/Skinless (boneless/skinless)
  • 1 cup Barbecue Sauce regular or sugar free

Fiesta Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place chicken into cooking pot.
  • In a bowl, mix together barbecue sauce and all Fiesta ingredients.  Pour over chicken.
  • Lock on lid and close pressure value.  Cook at high pressure for 3 minutes. When beep sounds, wait 10 minutes and then carefully release the rest of the pressure.
  • Remove chicken to serving dish and select the Sauté/Browning button and simmer about 5 minutes to thicken sauce, if desired. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.

To Crisp Chicken Using Crisplid

  • After releasing pressure, turn off pressure cooker and place Mealthy Crisplid on top.
  • Set temperature to 380 degrees and set time to 4 minutes. Crisp until nicely browned.
  • Serve with rojo fiesta sauce on the side.

Notes

Three Ingredient Recipe Alternative

  • One large tub of salsa
  • One bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Mix them together and toss it into the pot with the chicken

Side Dishes for Instant Pot Rojo Fiesta Chicken

Variations for Instant Pot Rojo Fiesta Chicken

  • Boneless/skinless dark meat, cook for 5 minutes.
  • Bone in chicken breasts - cook for 6 minutes and then transfer chicken to an air fryer at 390 degrees for 3 minutes to brown skin. Or place on cookie sheet and broil in the oven for about 5 minutes.
  • Bone in chicken thighs/legs - cook for 8 minutes and then transfer chicken to an air fryer at 390 degrees for 3 minutes to brown skin. Or place on cookie sheet and broil in the oven for about 5 minutes.

Freezer Meals

Double the sauce recipe, package up half and place in freezer. Next time you want Instant Pot Rojo Fiesta Chicken, pull a package out of the freezer to defrost and add to pressure cooker and cook according to the time suggested above.

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 1547mg | Potassium: 807mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 12.4mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.5mg