This creamy Instant Pot salsa chicken is officially my kids’ new favorite keto dinner. Five simple ingredients and is so simple to prepare, it’ll quickly become your go-to low-carb meal recipe! It is easily adapted for a crockpot recipe.
The warmer weather is here, minus some rainy and cold days. It’s that the world is starting to come alive. The world is with birds singing, and the trees and flowers burst into bloom. All the people who are who are coming out of hibernation to walk around on the streets and hit the trails for hiking and biking. My neighbors and I like to make fun of the fact that we live close to one another, yet we never meet during the winter seasons. They are now enjoying their backyard, and we’re out in ours, greeting each other over the fence and chat on the front porch. This is getting me excited for warmer weather gatherings and outdoor parties.
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes | Servings: 6 servings | Calories: 244kcal
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 3 tablespoon taco seasoning
- Salt and pepper
- 4 ounces cream cheese cut into chunks
- 1 cup salsa mild or hot, your preference
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- Place the chicken thighs in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and a little additional salt and pepper.
- Add the cream cheese, salsa, and broth and lock the lid into place. Use the manual setting and set the Instant Pot on high for 20 minutes. Once it’s finished cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes.
- Use the vent to release any remaining pressure and then remove the lid. Remove the chicken to a plate and use an immersion blender to puree the sauce until smooth. Alternatively, you can transfer the sauce to a regular blender and puree.
- Shred the chicken with two forks and add back into the pot. Toss to coat in the creamy sauce. Serve with lettuce wraps and top with chopped avocados and shredded cheddar cheese.
You can make this easily in a crockpot too. 3 to 4 hours on low will do, unless you are doubling the recipe.