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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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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!

Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables

Healthy, Whole30 dinner has never been easier with these Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables. So simple to make and clean up is a breeze!

Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

Sheet pan dinners… Let’s file this under: things I wish I had known about waaaay earlier. When it comes to cooking, I’m all about making simple and easy recipes and bonus if they create very little dishes to do afterwards. So when I learned about sheet pan meals, I instantly had to join in on this cooking trend.

There’s nothing I don’t love about throwing a bunch of things in one pan and roasting the heck out of them to have a complete meal ready to eat. And I’m sure my husband, the dishwasher of the house, do not mind it either. While simple to make, these Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables pack a ton of flavor and they are delicious as leftovers as well.

Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

I used some of my favorite vegetables, but you can switch them up with whatever you have on hand. I think cauliflower, potatoes, broccoli, asparagus, and brussels sprouts are some other great options for this recipe.

If you are looking for a easy dinner to cook up that’s healthy, easy, and Whole30-compliant, these Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables are a delicious option you can add do your weekly rotation. I also love how customizable this dish is with whatever veggies or cut of chicken you have on hand. Hope you enjoy this yummy recipe as much as we did!

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Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Jean Choi

Healthy, Whole30 dinner has never been easier with these Thai Green Curry Paleo Sheet Pan Chicken & Vegetables. So simple to make and clean up is a breeze!

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Ingredients

  • 1.5-2 lb chicken I recommend thighs or drumsticks
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes (about 2 medium) cubed
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • Optional: Fresh basil or cilantro, chopped for garnish

Thai Green Curry Sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F, and grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper. 

  2. Sprinkle the chicken with sea salt evenly.

  3. Whisk together all the ingredients for the Thai Green Curry Sauce.

  4. In a large bowl, combine chicken, sweet potatoes, green beans, and onion. Pour in the Thai Green Curry Sauce and toss until well combined.

  5. Transfer the sauce coated chicken and vegetables to the baking sheet and lay them out in an even layer.

  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, turning the the pan half way through, until the sweet potatoes are soft and the chicken is cooked through. 

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