3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken


This Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken only takes 3 ingredients and it may be the easiest batch cooking recipe for your weekly meal prep! 

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

I honestly debated about whether I should post this recipe because it’s so stinkin’ simple and easy. I mean, can it really be considered a recipe? However, it’s one of my favorite ways to cook chicken when I know I have a super busy week coming up. Not only is it only 3 ingredients, it’s so versatile and can be repurposed in so many ways.

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Recipe

I’ve been cooking this Salsa Verde Chicken for a long time now. A few years ago, I used to cook it in the slow cooker, but these days, the process takes just a fraction off the time in the Instant Pot so it’s somehow become even easier which I didn’t even know was possible. I’ve included instructions for both methods below depending on what gadget you have.

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Ways to Enjoy This Salsa Verde Chicken

There are so many ways to enjoy this 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken. Of course, it’s delicious on its own with a side of veggies like this Curtido. However, to mix it up a bit, you can add it over a salad, in a burrito bowl, as taco meat, in taquitos, or in a nacho casserole. I think it’ll also be delicious topped with some eggs for breakfast, with a side of avocados. Honestly, the possibilities are endless.

If you think of any other ways to use this recipe, let me know. It’s so fun to get creative with one protein in the kitchen and it’s such a great way to save money at the same time!

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken only takes 3 ingredients and it may be the easiest batch cooking recipe for your weekly meal prep! 

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Ingredients

  • 3 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup store-bought salsa verde preferably sold refrigerated with clean ingredients

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the chicken all over evenly with sea salt. 

Slow Cooker Method

  1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker. 

  2. Pour salsa verde over the chicken and mix together.

  3. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. 

  4. Once the chicken is done cooking, transfer the chicken to a cutting board or a bowl and shred with 2 forks. 

  5. Add the chicken back into the slow cooker and stir together with the salsa verde sauce. Keep on LOW until ready to eat. 

Instant Pot Method

  1. Place the chicken in the Instant Pot

  2. Pour salsa verde over the chicken and mix together.

  3. Close the lid and make sure the pressure-release valve is closed.

  4. Cook at high pressure on Manual for 15 minutes. Once the Instant Pot beeps to signal that it's done, let it sit for 5-10 minutes to allow the pressure to release naturally until the lid opens.

  5. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board or a bowl and shred with 2 forks. 

  6. Add the chicken back into the Instant Pot and stir together with the salsa verde sauce. Keep warm until ready to eat. 

Nutrition Facts
3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken
Amount Per Serving (4 oz chicken breast)
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 460mg 19%
Potassium 457mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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22 thoughts on “3-Ingredient Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

  1. Yang

    Sometimes simple recipes really are the best!!! I LOVE the idea of 3 ingredients for a delicious weeknight main dish. Some years I ferment my own salsa Verda in the fall, and I will definitely try this next time in my Instant Pot!

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  2. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    This would be a huge hit in my home. We’re all about salsa verde chicken, SO yummy! Your version looks amazing!

    Reply
  3. Leslie-Anne

    I love ‘recipes’ like this! They are the cornerstones of our weekly meal prep, right? I make this exact thing at least once a month – salsa verde in a jar is such a versatile ingredient!

    Reply
  4. Jenny

    I’m sorry, but this isn’t a recipe. This is a suggestion. Go to store, buy meat and salsa verde, then cook. It’s like saying, ” 4-ingredient cake”, counting box mix as an ingredient. I love your website, and I’ve just come to expect more of your skills than this!

    Reply
    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Hey Jenny, I think you are on the wrong site if you are looking for recipes that take “skills.” My blog is all about making healthy eating easy and accessible, and that means that you sometimes have to purchase premade sauces that have clean ingredients and throw it in the Instant Pot and not feel guilty about it. It may not be helpful for you but it sure does help busy moms and professionals like myself who just need to get a healthy meal on the table for their family after a long day, and would like some guidance on how to cook a quick meal without compromising quality.

      Reply

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