Sweet Salsa Chicken Salad

Sweet Salsa Chicken Salad

Sweet Salsa Chicken Salad is wonderfully delicious and made in about 35 minutes. Perfect easy dinner recipe for any night of the week or even better when hosting dinner at your home. This recipe is a family favorite.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people


Shredded Chicken

  • 3 Cups Chicken Breasts *about 3 medium size chicken breasts.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Crushed Garlic
  • 1 Cup Water or Chicken Broth *for Instant Pot

Sweet Salsa

  • 1 Cup Salsa *Use your favorite Salsa
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar *Use less Brown Sugar for less sweetness


  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Sliced Thin
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper Sliced Thin
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper Sliced Thin
  • 1 Sweet Onion Sliced Thin
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Butter

Zesty Tangy Dressing

  • 1/2 Cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 Cup Zesty Italian Dressing

Extras for Salad

  • 1 Head Iceburg Lettuce Washed and chopped
  • 1 Head Romaine OR Green Leaf Lettuce Washed and Chopped
  • 1 Cup Cheese Shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Salsa
  • 1 Bag Tortilla Chips


  • Place chicken breasts into Instant Pot with Salt and Pepper and Garlic. Add 1 cup liquid (chicken broth or water) and sett to manual for 18-22 minutes. Allow to natural release for 5 minutes and quick release the remaining. Shred cooked chicken.
  • In a separate bowl mix Salsa and Brown Sugar for the Sweet Salsa. Using less brown sugar will make the Sweet Salsa Chicken less sweet.
  • Wash and slice vegetables. Saute over medium/high heat with butter until desired doneness.
  • Wash and cut Lettuce and toss in a bowl. Prepare smaller bowls with extras for salad (cheese, sour cream, regular salsa, guacamole, etc)
  • Mix sweet Salsa with Shredded Chicken when chicken has completed cooking.
  • Serve Salad, layering with Lettuce, Sweet Salsa Chicken, Sautéed Vegetables, Cheese, Sour Cream, etc and top with Chips. Enjoy!