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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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
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!!


*To make in the slow cooker, simply add all the ingredients to your slow cooker minus the cilantro. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours, or high for about 4 hours. Shred chicken and stir in the cilantro prior to serving!


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 1048mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 671IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg
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