15 Minute Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken is easy to make, full of delicious spicy flavor, and healthy! It is great as an entree or on tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and over rice.
15 Minute Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken is easy to make, full of delicious spicy flavor, and healthy! It is great as an entree or on tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and over rice. It is paleo friendly, low carb, and gluten free. You will love this tasty dish.
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I am loving my Instant Pot if you can’t tell…. I have been doing a bit of meal prep during the week. I have been making a bunch of meals for my husband to take to work every day. I also have some meals I keep in the freezer to grab for the days I don’t have time to cook. That has kept us from going out to unplanned dinner.
We are trying to eat healthy. I want to save my days out to eat at really good restaurants instead of going somewhere mediocre because I didn’t have time to cook. I have been making my Instant Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken and 15 Minute Instant Pot Orange Chicken and this 15 Minute Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken as some of my meal preps. I just put them in individual containers and put a serving of the chicken, rice, and veggies. I label each container with the name and date so I can use up the old ones first. My husband used to go out for lunch every day on his lunch break. Now he eats what I pack in his lunch box. He has lost a good amount of weight and he looks fabulous!! He is very appreciative.
I use these [20 Pack] 32 Oz. 2 Compartment Meal Prep Containers Durable BPA Free Plastic Reusable Food Storage Container Microwave & Dishwasher Safe w/ Airtight Lid For Portion Control & Bento Box Lunch Box for the meals. I like the containers that aren’t divided also like DuraHome – Food Storage Containers with Lids – 24oz. Meal Prep Containers, 10 Pack, Made in USA , BPA-Free Plastic Container, Microwaveable, leakproof. I have found the containers with 3 separate compartments are too big for storing in the freezer and lunch box. I also am not a fan of their lids. So I don’t suggest them personally. Rubbermaid makes a good set. They can just get a bit more pricey.
This 15 Minute Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken is so delicious. You just throw the ingredients into the Instant Pot. Cook it, then shred it. That is pretty much it. The smell in your kitchen is AMAZING. If you don’t want it spicy, you can omit the jalapeños and use a mild salsa verde. As for me…. BRING ON THE SPICE! xoxo
- 2 lbs chicken breasts
- 17.6 oz Goya Salsa Verde ( Or your favorite Salsa Verde Jar)
- 1½ tsp chili
- 1½ tsp cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 jalapeño, diced
- ½ onion, diced
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 lime
- Add half of salsa verde in Instant Pot.
- Top with spices.
- Add jalapeño, cilantro, and onion.
- Top with chicken breasts.
- Save ¼ cup of salsa verde and pour remaining on chicken.
- Cook chicken on high manual pressure for 10 minutes. Naturally release when done.
- Shred chicken in Instant Pot to allow the chicken to absorb the liquids.
- Add remaining salsa verde and juice of lime. Mix well.
- Most of the sauce should be absorbed back into the meat. If it needs to thicken, use Sauté setting for about 3 minutes.