Instant Pot Chicken Chili Verde

instant pot chicken chili verde

If you need a good weeknight dinner recipe that will please a crowd, this Instant Pot chicken chili verde is the perfect fit. It’s so insanely easy to throw this together, and I love that you don’t need to run to the store for a ton of ingredients.

It always turns out so tasty and my kids are big fans of it — which is always a win! You can use the shredded chicken on salads, tacos, or like I did over a bed of rice. Top with sour cream, cheese, avocado, cilantro, and pickled onions to complete it. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Chicken Chili Verde Recipe


  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 pounds chicken breast
  • 1/2 packet siete mild taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt and onion powder
  • 1 jar Trader Joe’s verde salsa
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Sauté onion in your Instant Pot until translucent and then add two cloves crushed garlic and sauté for one more min. Turn Instant Pot off.
  2. Add chicken on top of onions and add seasonings to coat chicken.
  3. Add the salsa and water and coat chicken on both sides.
  4. Put the top back on the Instant Pot and then set it to manual for 10 min. Once done, let it naturally release for at least 10 min.
  5. Remove lid and use two forks or a hand mixer and shred the chicken.
instant pot chicken chili verde

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