Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken shredded in a bowl.

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken with honey and lime, made in just 25 minutes! Perfect filling for tacos, enchiladas or served with rice.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Instant Pot Mexican chicken, Instant Pot salsa verde chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
coming to pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 281 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or water
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup salsa verde I used Herdez, mild
US Customary - Metric


  1. Make sure the stainless steel insert is in your Instant Pot.
  2. Add chicken stock (or water) and lime juice to insert. Place chicken breasts in liquid.
  3. Sprinkle salt, pepper, chili powder and cumin over chicken.
  4. Drizzle honey over chicken, top with garlic.
  5. Pour salsa verde over chicken. Do not stir.
  6. Close lid, set valve to sealing position (newer models do not require that).
  7. Press manual setting, make sure your IP is set to cook at HIGH pressure.
  8. Set timer to 15 minutes. The IP will beep and start coming to pressure, which will take about 10 minutes.
  9. Once the timer is done, wait 2 minutes, then switch the valve to venting to release pressure.
  10. Carefully open the lid away from your face, remove chicken onto a plate and shred with forks. Return chicken to IP and stir in with liquid.

Recipe Notes

This chicken can be served over rice, as filling in tacos and enchiladas and added to casseroles.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 921mg40%
Potassium 781mg22%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.