Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

8 servings
13 min


Do you love your Instant Pot? Get ready to love it even more. This Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken recipe is about to be your new favorite way to prepare dinner. It’s perfect for a easy family meal, any night of the week.

Have I mentioned that I’m a big fan of easy meals? Like super easy. Minimal work. Oh, and let’s not forget, I also want meals that are not only easy to make but taste like I actually put in a ton of time and effort, too. Is that too much to ask?


Once you make this easy chicken dinner, you’re going to know exactly what I mean!


Make certain to check out our Instant Pot Pulled Pork and Instant Pot Tuna Noodle Casserole recipes as well. They are both fast and easy dishes that everyone will love.


HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT SALSA VERDE CHICKEN

  • Add salsa verde, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder to instant pot. Give everything a good mix to combine ingredients.
  • Add the chicken breast.
  • Cover pressure cooker with lid and set valve to seal.
  • Select manual mode and cook on HIGH pressure for 7 minutes followed by an 8 minute natural release.
  • Turn the valve for a quick release to let out remaining pressure. When the valve drops, carefully remove lid.
  • Remove chicken from pot and shred using two forks. Return to pot with chopped cilantro and sour cream.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Serve over rice, in a tortilla or with chips and salsa. Garnish with your favorite toppings.

WHAT DOES SALSA VERDE TASTE LIKE

The great part about using salsa verde in this recipe is it’s not a hot salsa at all. This means it has a mild flavor and taste and isn’t going to cause anyone to think it’s too spicy.


Salsa verde is different than traditional salsa because it uses green tomatoes versus red tomatoes. It can also be a bit saltier so be careful not to add too much salt when using salsa verde in recipes. Salsa verde is great with burritos, tacos, nachos and quesadillas.


HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER SALSA VERDE CHICKEN

I always make extra to ensure we have leftover chicken to use throughout the week. This chicken is great for meal prepping. Be sure to store any leftover chicken in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.


I love making nachos with the leftover chicken.


FUN TOPPINGS FOR SALSA VERDE CHICKEN

If you’re anything like me, toppings are always welcome! I especially love any excuse to add cilantro and avocado to any dish!


Try some of these simple topping ideas for this Instant Pot chicken recipe:

  • Cilantro
  • Salsa
  • Chopped Green Onions
  • Diced Jalapenos
  • Easy Mexican Salsa
  • Avocado


You can easily add on any topping you want, or leave it as is! When it tastes this good, you can’t go wrong.


The time is now to whip up this simple Mexican chicken dinner. You’re going to love that this recipe literally takes just 15 minutes to cook!


SLOW COOKER SALSA VERDE CHICKEN

Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker except the sour cream and cilantro.


Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Return the chicken to the cooker along with sour cream and cilantro. Combine all ingredients.


Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.


INSTANT POT SALSA VERDE CHICKEN

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Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Recipe details

  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 3 Minutes Total time: 13 min
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Ingredients


  • ▢ 1.5 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • ▢ 1 c Jarred Salsa Verde
  • ▢ 1 tsp Cumin
  • ▢ 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • ▢ 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ▢ 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ▢ 1/4 c Sour Cream
  • ▢ 1/4 c Chopped Cilantro
  • ▢ Salt & Pepper to taste
  • ▢ Lime wedges, Avocado & Monterrey Jack Cheese to top.

Instructions


Add Salsa Verde, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder to instant pot. Mix to combine ingredients.
Add chicken breast.
Cover pressure cooker with lid and set valve to seal.
Select manual mode and cook on HIGH pressure for 7 minutes followed by a 8 minute natural release.
Turn the valve for a quick release to let out remaining pressure. When valve drops, carefully remove lid.
Remove chicken from pot and shred using two forks. Return to pot with chopped cilantro and sour cream.
Mix to combine.
Serve over rice. Garnish with your favorite toppings.
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