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low fodmap salsa chicken on a spoon over an instant pot of salsa chicken

Low FODMAP Instant Pot Salsa Chicken (Keto, Lactose-Free)

  • Author: Gail
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Add some zesty excitement to your everyday chicken dinner with this Low FODMAP Instant Pot Salsa Chicken! Kid friendly and fairly quick to throw together, this salsa chicken recipe is also Keto, low carb, gluten-free, and lactose-free if needed.


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  1. 30 minutes prior to cooking, dry chicken thighs with paper towels and sprinkle both sides with low FODMAP taco seasoning. Allow chicken to rest for 30 minutes while it marinates in seasoning.
  2. Meanwhile, add 1 cup of the salsa and the chicken bone broth to a 6-quart Instant Pot*** and stir to combine. Use a spoon to spread the salsa evenly on the bottom of the pot.
  3. Once the chicken is done marinating, gently lay chicken thighs on top of the salsa, being careful that they do not touch the bottom of the pot. Pour the remaining ½ cup of salsa on top of the chicken thighs.
  4. Close the lid; set the pressure release valve to “Sealing,” press “Pressure Cook,” and set the timer for 5 minutes. Turn the “Keep Warm” button off.
  5. Once the cooking cycle has completed, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then manually release the remaining pressure.
  6. Open the lid; allow steam to dissipate for a few seconds. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the chicken thighs. Place lid back on the pot to allow the cheese to melt for 2 minutes. Remove lid.
  7. Using an instant read thermometer, check the internal temperature of the thickest thigh. Chicken must reach an internal temperature of 165°F to be safely consumed.
  8. To serve, using a slotted spoon, remove each chicken thigh from the pot to a platter. Spoon out up to ¼ cup of the salsa onto each serving of chicken, using the slotted spoon to leave most of the liquid in the pot while removing and covering the chicken with the chunky bits of salsa.
  9. Eat chicken on its own or serve over rice (shirataki rice or hearts of palm rice if eating low FODMAP and Keto/low carb). 


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Marinating Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex

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