Instant Pot Salsa Verde Shredded Chicken

Instant pot salsa verde chicken is an incredibly simple and delicious, 3 ingredient recipe that would be the perfect addition to any paleo or whole30 weekly meal prep. This salsa verde shredded chicken is incredible on tacos, burrito bowls and quesadillas.

Is it an exaggeration to say that I wanted an instant pot solely so I could easily make shredded chicken for my weekly meal preps? I’ve of course used it for many, many other things since getting one, but it is seriously a dream for shredded chicken. This instant pot salsa verde shredded chicken is packed with flavor, is made with only 3 simple ingredients, is whole30 and paleo friendly and comes together in 30 minutes. It is a meal prep dream because you can get all kinds of other prep done while the instant pot comes to pressure and cooks.

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Instant pot salsa verde chicken is an incredibly simple and delicious, 3 ingredient recipe that would be the perfect addition to any paleo or whole30 weekly meal prep. This salsa verde shredded chicken is incredible on tacos, burrito bowls and quesadillas.

Obviously the instant pot is the most important kitchen gadget needed to make instant pot salsa verde shredded chicken, but it is also helpful to have an electric hand mixer. Shredding chicken with an electric hand mixer is a little trick I was introduced to on pinterest and it is a GAME CHANGER. When the chicken is done cooking you just use the hand mixer to shred instead of 2 forks and it is waaaayy easier.

This recipe is easily Whole30 compliant if you check the ingredients in the salsa verde. If all of the ingredients are Whole30 compliant, then you are good to go! I added an extra chopped onion to the recipe for extra flavor, but if you were in a rush while cooking, then you could leave it out. This instant pot salsa verde shredded chicken recipe is so simple you will want to be making it every week! You can find the full recipe below and, as always, if you make this recipe, be sure to share your creations with me on Instagram!

Instant pot salsa verde chicken is an incredibly simple and delicious, 3 ingredient recipe that would be the perfect addition to any paleo or whole30 weekly meal prep. This salsa verde shredded chicken is incredible on tacos, burrito bowls and quesadillas.
Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Shredded Chicken

prep time: 5 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 35 mins

ingredients:

  • 1 white onion diced
  • 16oz jar of salsa verde
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts

instructions:

  1. Dice white onion and add to the instant pot
  2. Pour in 1/2 jar of salsa verde
  3. Lay chicken breasts on top and pour in the second half of the jar covering the chicken
  4. Close the instant pot and change the vent to sealing
  5. Turn the instant pot on manual and increase the time to 10 minutes
  6. Allow the instant pot to come to pressure and cook for 10 minutes
  7. When it is finished cooking, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes and then manually release it
  8. Remove chicken breasts with tongs and place in a large bowl
  9. Shred chicken breasts with 2 forks or with a hand mixer (my favorite method)
  10. Place shreds back in the instant pot and stir to combine with warm salsa verde
  11. Serve on a salad or in tacos or burrito bowls!
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