1½poundschicken piecesI prefer boneless, skinless thighs for this.
1½cupssalsamedium or mild, depending on your family's tastes
1cuponion, sliced1 medium onion equals about 1 cup, sliced
1tablespoonMagic Flavor Dust
1cupwater or low-sodium chicken broth
1cupsour cream or plain Greek yogurt
2cupswater or low-sodium chicken broth
Optional Rice Bowl Toppings
Romaine Lettuce, chopped
Fresh Tomatoes, chopped
Onion, finely diced
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Fresh Cilantro, chopped
Creamy Salsa Chicken Instructions
Place chicken thighs or pieces into Instant Pot insert. Add 1 cup of water.
Sprinkle Magic Flavor Dust, chili powder, and ground cumin over chicken. Add sliced onion. Pour salsa on top of everything.
If adding Pot-in-Pot rice, place it in pressure cooker at this point. See below for instructions.
Close lid of pressure cooker. Check steam release valve to make sure it is set to [Sealing] for pressure cooking. Set Instant Pot program to [Pressure Cook] or [Manual] or [Poultry].Adjust Pressure Level to [High] pressure for chicken thighs or legs or [Low] pressure for chicken breasts.Set pressure cooking time to 10 minutes by pressing the [+] or [-] buttons. Add two minutes to pressure cooking time if your meat is frozen.Press [Start] or simply wait for 10 seconds for your Instant Pot to beep and begin heating up. Pressure cooker will heat up, come to pressure, count down pressure cooking time, and then beep when finished. Allow a ten-minute natural release of pressure before releasing remaining pressure.
Using tongs, remove chicken pieces and place on a plate. Transfer each one to a cutting board and dice meat into bite-sized pieces. Return chicken to pot and stir well. Serve over rice with your choice of fixin's as described above. Enjoy!
Add rice, water, salt, and butter to a pot or bowl that fits inside the pressure cooker insert.
Use a trivet or sling under this inner pot so you can pull the piping hot bowl of rice out when it is done cooking.
Place inner pot over chicken and salsa mixture. May be placed directly on food or on a trivet on top of the food.