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RV Recipes: Salsa Chicken Tacos | Mid Florida RV

One of the easiest dinners you can make on the road is Salsa Chicken Tacos! They're perfectly flavorful and your whole family will love them! Relax while we tell you about this delicious recipe that includes methods for both the Slow Cooker and Instant Pot. This way, you'll be able to use the one that works best with the equipment you have on hand.

Salsa Chicken Tacos Recipe for RVs
RV Recipes: Salsa Chicken Tacos

For even more dinner options, this salsa chicken recipe can also be used as a filling or topping on nachos, enchiladas, tostadas, quesadillas and burritos!

So easy to throw together, it's a simple recipe with a few ingredients and minimal prep time. And, did I mention that the instant pot salsa chicken is juicy, flavorful and perfectly tender!?

Plus, you can go crazy on the toppings like cheese and sour cream. If you like to be a bit more healthy, just stick with the corn tortillas instead of the white flour ones.

Cooking Salsa Chicken in Instant Pot or Slow Cooker


For the salsa chicken, you'll need:

  • Chicken breasts

  • Spices (ancho chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper)

  • Garlic

  • Bottled salsa (or fresh, if you know how)

  • Fresh cilantro

And, for serving the tacos, you'll need:

  • Corn or flour tortillas

  • Shredded cheese

  • Shredded lettuce

  • Diced tomatoes

  • Sliced black olives

  • Guacamole or avocado

  • Sour cream

  • Hot sauce

Salsa Chicken simmering in instant pot or slow cooker.

How To Make Salsa Chicken Filling

  • Place chicken in an instant pot or slow cooker.

  • In a bowl, mix the spices together.

  • Sprinkle spices and garlic over chicken; then pour salsa over chicken to cover.

  • Cook 13 minutes in instant pot or 5 hours in slow cooker.

  • Let chicken rest briefly, then shred. Return to salsa mixture, sprinkle in cilantro, and toss.

  • Add salsa chicken to your choice of tacos, burritos, and more!

Delicious plate of Salsa Chicken Tacos

How To Cook Tortillas

Instead of just warming the corn tortillas and eating them dry, consider brushing them with olive oil and cook them in a skillet until lightly golden on each side (or just pour about 1 tsp oil into the skillet per side).

Flour tortillas will need to be warmed briefly, about 10 seconds per side, then stack and cover.


  • Don't forget the toppings! They're what makes a taco a taco, so bring on the guac and sour cream.

  • If you decide to make your own fresh salsa, remember to add 1/4 cup broth to make up for the lack of moisture in the fresh salsa.

  • Don't use frozen chicken. Be sure to thaw it out and then trim off any excess fat before you cook the chicken.

  • If you prefer to cook the salsa chicken in a slow cooker, make sure to keep it on low heat or else it may not be as tender as possible.

Now that you're ready to chow down on some yummy Salsa Chicken Tacos, it's time to head over to Mid Florida RV Rentals where you can enjoy dinner with the family under the stars! Call 866-MID-FLRV (866-643-3578) for your RV rental needs!