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Salsa chicken stew in a bowl

Whole30 Salsa Chicken Stew

4.24 from 903 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Cook Time with InstaPot 30 mins
Servings 6


  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or bone broth
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3 cloves minced garlic OR 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pounds potatoes, cut into 1" chunks We love orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, but can also use russet potatoes
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced OR 1 cup jarred roasted red pepper
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro, finely chopped


  • TRIM chicken breasts and cut into strips.
  • In a small bowl, COMBINE cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, broth, salsa, and garlic.
  • On the bottom of a 5-6 quart slow cooker or large instant pot, PLACE chopped potatoes. Place chicken and diced red pepper on top of potatoes and pour broth mixture over chicken.
  • COVER slow cooker with lid and cook on low 8 hours or on high 4 hours. Or seal instant pot and cook on Stew for 25 minutes. Once done, manually release steam released if using instant pot, stir in cilantro and break up chicken as desired (we like large chunks, but shredded works too!).
  • Serve and enjoy!
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