This Instant Pot Creamy Mexican Chicken is a great staple Instant Pot Chicken Dinner that can be used in so many ways! Stuff this chicken into a taco, on top of a salad, or even just on a bun for an easy shredded chicken sandwich. You will love this chicken recipe for the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Creamy Mexican Chicken

Instant Pot Creamy Mexican Chicken

If there’s one thing I love, it is an easy chicken dinner recipe. And the easiest recipes of all are definitely Instant Pot chicken recipes! I use my Instant Pot at least once a week and it is SO good for making shredded chicken. It takes minutes and you can even use frozen chicken! You can make this recipe in your slow cooker as well if you prefer, Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

This Creamy Mexican Chicken takes a boring ho-hum chicken taco and makes it extra special, without any extra effort! I love to put this chicken in a little taco bowl to make mini chicken tacos! Top it with your favorite taco toppings and everyone will be happy at dinner time.

How to cook frozen chicken in the Instant Pot?

Cooking frozen chicken in the Instant Pot is so easy! Just add 5 minutes to any recipe that calls for defrosted chicken. If for some reason you open and it is not done, just turn on the saute function and let cook until no pink remains.

I have seen so many people bemoan how difficult it is to use the Instant Pot, but honestly, just like with anything, you need a little practice and once you master a few recipes, you can cook nearly anything! If you are just starting out, master my easy Shredded Chicken recipe, then move on to this Instant Pot Creamy Mexican Chicken is one of those easy recipes to master and once you get it, you can make so many things! Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches are one of my favorite shredded chicken recipes! Move on to beef next and try the extra delicious Spicy Shredded Mexican Beef!

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Instant Pot Creamy Mexican Chicken

This Instant Pot Creamy Mexican Chicken is perfect for tacos, enchiladas, or nachos!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people


  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • juice 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Season chicken with taco seasoning. Add chicken to the Instant Pot.

  2. Add salsa and water to the Instant Pot. Set cook to manual or pressure cook. Set timer for 10 minutes. Let cook and then naturally release pressure.

  3. Once pressure is released, switch to saute. Add cream cheese and stir until melted.

  4. Shred chicken with two forks or a hand mixer.

  5. Add sour cream and lime juice and serve as desired.


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