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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.

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

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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Chili Lime Instant Pot Short Ribs (Paleo, Whole30)

If you are looking for a simple recipe that packs a ton of flavor, these Paleo and Whole30 Instant Pot Short Ribs seasoned with chili lime spices fit the bill perfectly!

I’ve recently been noticing on Instagram that most of the recipes that you guys have been cooking from my blog has been Whole30 Instant Pot recipes. Clearly, you guys have been using the Instant Pot more than ever which is so exciting. It’s definitely my favorite kitchen gadget!

By the way, if you end up making one of my recipes and posting it on Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #whatgreatgrandmaate or tag my handle, @whatggmaate, to your post. It makes me so happy that you guys are cooking from my recipes and I love seeing them!

So, since you made it pretty clear that you are loving the IP recipes, I decided to share another one today. These Chili Lime Instant Pot Short Ribs were inspired by a dish I had at a Mexican restaurant a few weeks back and I’ve been thinking about them ever since. They are ridiculously tender and jam packed with so much flavor, I think you’ll will love them.

Instant Pot Chili Lime Short Ribs Whole30 Paleo Instant Pot Chili Lime Short Ribs Whole30 Paleo

While the process to cook them is quite easy, you’ll never guess that when you taste these short ribs. The wonderful combination of the spices, along with lime zest and juice, are mouthwateringly delicious. And using the Instant Pot to cook the meat will have it fall-off-the-bone tender in no time.

Hope you enjoy these Chili Lime Instant Pot Short Ribs as much as we did. We enjoyed the leftovers as taco meat and it was fantastic.  They reheat really well so make sure to cook up a double batch and enjoy it for several days!

Instant Pot Chili Lime Short Ribs Whole30 Paleo

Instant Pot Chili Lime Short Ribs Whole30 Paleo

Chili Lime Instant Pot Short Ribs

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jean Choi

If you are looking for a simple recipe that packs a ton of flavor, these Paleo and Whole30 Instant Pot Short Ribs seasoned with chili lime spices fit the bill perfectly!

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Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb beef short ribs
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne optional
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • Juice and zest of 2 limes plus more for garnish
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. If the short ribs aren't cut up already, slice them across into sections, so each section contains a bone.

  2. Combine chili powder, cumin, onion powder, oregano, sea salt, black pepper, coriander, cayenne, garlic cloves, and lime zest in a small bowl and mix together.

  3. Sprinkle and press down the spices all over the short ribs until the short ribs are evenly covered.

  4. Set Instant Pot to Sauté setting and heat coconut oil for 5-10 minutes, until fully heated. The reader on the Instant Pot will say "hot."

  5. Add the short ribs to the Instant Pot and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Work in batches if needed.

  6. Leave the beef in the Instant Pot and turn it off.

  7. Pour in lime juice and apple cider vinegar. 

  8. Close the lid and make sure the pressure valve is set to SEALING. Set the Instant Pot to MEAT/STEW for 35 minutes. Once done cooking, let it sit for 10 minutes until the pressure naturally releases and you can open the lid easily.

  9. Sprinkle with cilantro and more lime juice before serving. 

Recipe Notes

Even though this recipe doesn't require a lot of liquid, the Instant Pot will come to pressure and cook the short ribs. The meat will also release a lot of liquid during the cooking process, so you don't to add more liquid. 

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Paleo White Chicken Chili

Delicious and creamy Paleo White Chicken Chili is an easy and comforting weeknight dinner that’s Whole30 compliant and full of flavor!Paleo White Chicken ChiliPaleo White Chicken Chili

Hi friends! Did you see my NEW COOKBOOK announcement? I’m so so thrilled to let you know that I’ve been working on a Korean Paleo cookbook and it will be out in December 2018. Not only is this one of my biggest dreams coming true, it is one of the best moments in my blogging career and I’m so thankful for this opportunity.

It’s been my goal for the past 2 years to have a paleo cookbook with all the delicious Korean foods I grew up on, which is why you haven’t been seeing many Korean recipes on this blog. I’ve been saving it all for this little dream of mine!  I’ll keep you updated about it as I keep working, but I’ll be talking about it more and more in a few months. So in the meantime… let’s talk about this recipe!

Which one do you like better: traditional red chili or white chili?

If you asked me before I started making white chili at home, I would have picked red chili all the way. But this Paleo White Chicken Chili has been on rotation in our house for several weeks now and the hubs and I just can’t get enough.

Paleo White Chicken Chili

Not only is the creaminess of this chili just like a blanket in a bowl, I love how you can really taste the spices without them being overpowered by strong flavor of tomatoes that’s usually in red chili. It’s just so comforting and flavorful, and best of all, super easy to make!

Another great part about this recipe is all the yummy toppings that you can put on it which adds additional flavor and textures. For me, I can go wild with all the cilantro and avocado slices, but you can customize the toppings with whatever you like, such as jalapeño slices, cheese, sour cream, lime juice, and tortilla chips. 

I guest posted this Paleo White Chicken Chili recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out and let me know what you think:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!