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Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken - only 5 ingredients needed for this simple and flavorful meal that the whole family will love!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cleaneating, keto, paleo, tacos, whole30
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 158kcal


  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa verde (tomatillo salsa)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro optional


  • Place chicken breasts in Instant Pot.  Sprinkle with garlic and cumin.  Pour salsa over chicken.
  • Lock lid and set to Poultry.  When cycle is compete, perform quick release or allow for slow release.  Remove chicken, shred, and return to sauce.  Stir in chopped cilantro.  Serve with tortillas or over lettuce, and add desired toppings (avocado, cheese, tomatoes, cilantro, etc.)
  • For the Slow Cooker, add all ingredients and cook on Low for 4-5 hours or High for 2-3 hours. Shred the chicken.


Recipe can be easily doubled!


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 540mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.6mg