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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken

Whether you make this chicken in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker, it comes together in no time and is packed with flavor! Enjoy as is, or serve in burritos, tacos, or tostadas!
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Course: lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 292kcal
Author: The Cookin' Chicks



  • 16 oz salsa
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning (see recipe below) May also use 1 store bought package
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 lbs chicken breast, boneless/skinless
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • toppings of choice, tortillas or tostada shells if using, etc


  • In your Instant Pot, add the salsa, taco seasoning, lime juice/zest, chicken broth, and black beans.
  • Stir to combine and place the chicken breasts on top of mixture.
  • Close lid and set to manual, high pressure, 15 minutes. Be sure valve at top is in sealing position.
  • Once timer beeps, allow a natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
  • After the ten minutes, do a quick release to ensure all remaining pressure is gone and open lid.
  • Shred the chicken breasts using two forks, then stir in the cilantro.
  • Serve as desired and enjoy!!


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 817mg36%
Potassium 1048mg30%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 671IU13%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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