Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken
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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! 
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Jean Choi

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

  • Sprinkle the chicken all over evenly with sea salt. 

Slow Cooker Method

  • Place the chicken in the slow cooker. 
  • Pour salsa verde over the chicken and mix together.
  • Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours. 
  • Once the chicken is done cooking, transfer the chicken to a cutting board or a bowl and shred with 2 forks. 
  • 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

  • Place the chicken in the Instant Pot
  • Pour salsa verde over the chicken and mix together.
  • Close the lid and make sure the pressure-release valve is closed.
  • 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.
  • Transfer the chicken to a cutting board or a bowl and shred with 2 forks. 
  • Add the chicken back into the Instant Pot and stir together with the salsa verde sauce. Keep warm until ready to eat. 

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz chicken breast | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 457mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3% | Vitamin C: 2.5% | Calcium: 0.6% | Iron: 2.3%