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Weight Watchers Salsa Chicken in the Instant Pot

Weight Watchers Salsa Chicken in the Instant Pot

Weight Watchers Salsa Chicken in the Instant Pot is so easy to make. This salsa chicken is the perfect base for so many recipes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken, Instant Pot, main course, Weight Watchers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 175 kcal


  • 1.5 lbs. boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 cups Salsa
  • 2 teaspoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Liberally season both side of the chicken breast with the taco seasoning.
  2. Turn the Instant Pot on the ‘Sauté’ mode. Let the display say 'HOT'. Add the olive oil and let it shimmer.
  3. Add the chicken breasts and let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until both sides gets a golden sear.
  4. Add the salsa.
  5. Turn off “Sauté” mode. Put the lid on, making sure that the pressure valve is in the “Sealing” position.
  6. Select the “Pressure Cook” mode. Adjust the ‘Pressure Level’ to “low” and adjust the time, with the “- / +” to 15 minutes.
  7. When Instant Pot beeps, let the pressure release the natural way for 10 minutes and then using a thick tea towel, turn the pressure valve to “Venting” position to do the quick release.
  8. Using two forks, shredded the chicken in the pot itself.
  9. Turn on the on the ‘Sauté’ mode for 5 minutes and let shredded chicken soak up the liquid. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

This should make about 18 ounces of shredded chicken. Each serving size is 3 ounces. Each serving is 1 point on the blue and purple myWW Plans. The green plan has 3 points per serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Weight Watchers Salsa Chicken in the Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 745mg32%
Potassium 667mg19%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 25g50%
Calcium 32mg3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We are not nutritionist and this data was calculated via WP Recipe Maker to the best of our ability. Always check nutrition values yourself based on the ingredients you use.