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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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Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili

This spicy and delicious Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili is an easy set-it-and-forget-it meal whether you use a slow cooker or the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili

It’s officially soup season and I couldn’t be happier. Ever since I bought myself an Instant Pot, soup and stew-making has been incredibly easy especially on busy weekdays. I love that it also has a slow cooker function so I was able to test out this recipe using both methods and it turned out fabulous each time.

This Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili is the result of combining my 2 loves: buffalo chicken and a good hearty chili. I just love how each spoonful of chili has a chock full of yummy ingredients, and adding the spicy, addicting flavor of buffalo sauce just seemed like a magical combo. And it was!

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili

The chili itself is really delicious, but the various toppings you can add to it brings out the flavors and textures even more. I really like to load on the toppings as you can see, but my husband kept it simple with just a slice of toast to enjoy this Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili. The possibilities are endless so top it with whatever your heart desires. I listed some delicious options in the recipe below.

Between the slow cooker and the Instant Pot method, I do like the Instant Pot better because it literally takes a fraction of the time and the texture is more favorable. I find that slow cooking food makes them a little bit more “mushy,” but I know some people don’t mind this. Nevertheless, both methods yield a delicious and filling chili and you’ll want to eat it all the time during the colder months!

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Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili

Author: Jean Choi

This spicy and delicious Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili is an easy set-it-and-forget-it meal whether you use a slow cooker or the Instant Pot!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 2 cups riced cauliflower
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 cups bone broth can sub with chicken broth or water
  • 1 14-oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce + more, to taste*
  • Optional garnishes: Jalapeño slices, drizzle of coconut milk, nutritional yeast, cilantro, avocado slices, tortilla chips, and/or lime wedges

Instructions

Instant Pot Method

  1. Add all ingredients, except garnishes, to the Instant Pot and stir.
  2. Close the lid, make sure the pressure valve is set to seal, then set it to manual for 15 minutes.
  3. Once it beeps to finish, open the pressure valve to let steam escape.
  4. Open the lid, remove the chicken and shred it with 2 forks.
  5. Add back in the chicken and stir to combine.
  6. Add more hot sauce, if desired.
  7. Serve with optional garnishes.

Slow Cooker Method

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and stir.
  2. Cover and cook 4 hours on HIGH or 8 hours or LOW.
  3. Once finished, remove the chicken and shred it with 2 forks.
  4. Add back in the chicken and stir to combine.
  5. Add more hot sauce, if desired.
  6. Serve with optional garnishes.

Recipe Notes

*All hot sauce have different spice levels so start out with 1/4 cup and add more later, if needed!

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili

80 Budget-Friendly 30 Minute Meals + EPIC GIVEAWAY

80 Budget-Friendly 30 Minute Meals + EPIC GIVEAWAY

Happy Spring, everyone! This season is all about new beginnings, the weather getting warmer, and the birth of all the vibrant, beautiful colors. It’s also a time to detox your home, your mind, and your body! Let’s talk about the last one a bit. I don’t believe in extreme diets or juice cleanses when it comes to detoxing (they are way too big of a shock to your system and can create more stress in the body), but you can AND should unload some toxins by switching to cleaner, better ingredients in your cooking.

One of the best ways to do this is by reducing inflammatory foods like gluten, refined sugar, low-quality dairy, and vegetable oils. However, it can be a daunting task to switch your diet, especially in this busy world that we live in juggling family, work, bills, friends, and ALL that we have going on. Who has hours to spend in the kitchen?

Well, I’m here to tell you that creating amazingly tasty and healthy recipes at home doesn’t have to be time consuming NOR expensive. 

I have teamed up with amazingly talented food bloggers to bring you: 30 Minute Clean Eats on a Budget: 80 Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Recipes ebook! I’m so proud of this project that I contributed to and I’ve already started cooking from it and I’m LOVING all the recipes, and how quickly they come together!

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This book is jam packed with delicious 100% gluten free, Paleo-friendly recipes and money saving tips that will have you feeding your family in no time while being easy on the wallet. The recipes range from comfort foods, soups, burgers, and zoodles, to “must have meals” like Tex Mex Sloppy Joes, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Crispy Sweet Potato Fish Sticks and a whole lot more! You’ll feel healthy and have more time and money to enjoy some warm weather activities with your loved ones.

Want to get your hands on the 30 Minute Clean Eats on a Budget ebook? Before you go to buy, I have a great deal and a discount for you:

For a limited time, get the bonus book, “Set it and Forget it: Budget Slow Cooker and Instant Pot® Recipes” for free ($9.99 value) with your purchase. No code necessary!

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And guess what? This book release comes with an EPIC giveaway!

There will be 8 winners  and the following is the list of the amazingprizes!

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6 Runner ups : A copy of 30 Minute Clean Eats on a Budget
*If you win the book after purchasing it already, you’ll receive a FULL REFUND. This one’s a no brainer. Go enter!

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Paleo Gluten Free Budget-Friendly 30 Minute Meals Recipes + GIVEAWAY