Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Verde is an amazing recipe to have on hand for meal planning, freezer cooking, or a delicious weeknight meal!
We love Instant Pot Mexican Recipes! Some of our favorites include Instant Pot Spanish Rice and Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas.
INSTANT POT SALSA CHICKEN VERDE
Shredded chicken is such a huge asset to my meal planning and freezer cooking ventures. It’s versatile, healthy, and freezes beautifully. It used to take a lot of time and effort to make, though! And honestly, plain shredded chicken just gets kind of boring after a while. This Salsa Chicken Verde recipe is a great way to spice things up!
That’s where the Instant Pot comes in! This wonderful appliance does all the work for me, in a fraction of the time. As a result, I have plenty of chicken on hand to use however I like!
DO I NEED TO USE ANY HARD-TO-FIND INGREDIENTS?
This recipe uses ingredients that are easy to find on your grocery store shelves! If you happen to have some homemade salsa verde on hand or enjoy making salsa verde from scratch, you should definitely use that. But if you prefer to buy a jar of salsa verde and use it to make this amazing chicken dish, you can definitely do so! I find mine in the Mexican Food aisle at the grocery store. It’s one of my favorites!
WILL INSTANT POT SALSA CHICKEN VERDE DRY OUT WHILE COOKING?
This is a great question. Often, chicken will dry out and get a bit stringy when it is cooked in the oven or slow cooker. In the Instant Pot though, this won’t happen! The pressurized cooking environment and quick cooking time keeps the chicken from drying out. The result is tender, juicy, flavorful chicken, ready to use however you like!
You can use Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Verde in tacos, enchiladas, burritos, taquitos, casseroles, soups, or even just served over rice. I have yet to run out of ways to use it, and every one of them has been a crowd-pleaser!
HOW SHOULD I EAT INSTANT POT SALSA VERDE CHICKEN?
There’s many ways to enjoy Salsa Verde Chicken. Here’s some of the ways that we do it:
- Over lettuce as a Taco Salad
- Over Instant Pot Spanish rice
- On a tortilla
- Over tortilla chips as Chicken Nachos
- with Instant Pot Refried Beans.
- With Guacamole on top.
- On tacos
WILL INSTANT POT SALSA CHICKEN VERDE FREEZE WELL?
Oh, my goodness…this is the perfect freezer recipe. Seriously. Just shred up the chicken, store it in an airtight container with some of the sauce, and let it continue to marinate in the freezer. When you thaw it, you’ll be amazed at how flavorful and juicy it is!
Or, you can prepare it for the freezer, so that on cooking day, you can just grab the bag, throw it in the Instant Pot and go. I do this all the time with many, many more recipes in my Freezer to Slow Cooker or Instant Pot meal plan. Learn more about my low carb and regular menu plan here.
Whether you make this recipe for a quick weeknight dinner or part of a freezer cooking marathon, I know you’ll love it as much as we do. Sometimes, we even cook up really large batches and freeze it in easy to grab quart sized freezer bags so that we can have it for a quick Salsa Verde Chicken Salad. It’s the best! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
WANT MORE EASY INSTANT POT CHICKEN RECIPES?
- Slow Cooker Italian Beef Soup Recipe
- Slow Cooker French Dip Soup
- Slow Cooker Tomato Ravioli Soup
- Slow Cooker Pizza Soup
Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Verde
- 2.5 pounds chicken breasts boneless, skinless
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 14 oz salsa verde
- Place chicken in bottom of Instant Pot.
- Sprinkle spices generously over the top of the chicken, being sure to get spices on each piece of chicken.
- Close lid and valve of Instant Pot.
- Cook on Manual/Pressure cook, high pressure for 20 minutes.
- When the timer goes off, quick release the pressure by turning the vent valve until steam starts coming out.
- Shred chicken with 2 forks.
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