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This Salsa Chicken is such an easy and flavorful dinner option! It can be made in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker and is gluten free and dairy free! #salsachicken #glutenfreerecipes #dairyfree #instantpot #slowcooker

Salsa Chicken – Gluten Free, Dairy Free

  • Author: Morgan | Just What We Eat
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This Salsa Chicken is such an easy and flavorful dinner option! It can be made in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker and is gluten free and dairy free!


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/22 lbs boneless chicken breast (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning (I use this homemade taco seasoning recipe)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup mild salsa*
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

To make in the Instant Pot:

  1. Add 1/4 cup of the salsa to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  2. Evenly coat both sides of the chicken breasts with the taco seasoning.  Place chicken breasts on top of the salsa in the Instant Pot.  Pour remaining salsa and lime juice on top of the chicken.
  3.  Instant Pot     
  4. Stir in chopped cilantro and serve in taco shells, on a salad, or even on tortilla chips for nachos!

To make in the Slow Cooker:

  1. Add 1/4 cup of the salsa to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Evenly coat both sides of the chicken breasts with the taco seasoning.  Place chicken breasts on top of the salsa in the slow cooker.  Pour remaining salsa and lime juice on top of the chicken.
  3. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  4. Stir in chopped cilantro and serve in taco shells, on a salad, or even on tortilla chips for nachos!

Notes

Make sure you know how spicy your salsa is!  I recommend a mild salsa for this recipe especially if you want your kiddos to eat it.☺