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Instant Pot Chicken and Green Chile Recipe

Introducing Instant Pot Chicken with Green Chile: A Taste Sensation!

Are you tired of the same old chicken recipes? Get ready for a culinary adventure with our mouthwatering Chicken with Green Chile cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot. This isn’t your average chicken dish – it’s a flavor-packed sensation that will leave you craving more!

In just 30 minutes, you can enjoy tender chicken smothered in a rich and savory sauce made from green chile and poblano peppers. The combination of these ingredients creates a taste that will transport your taste buds straight to culinary bliss.

Our recipe is incredibly versatile, allowing you to savor it in various ways. Want a comforting soup? Simply add 32 ounces of chicken broth at the end and use the saute button on your Instant Pot to heat it up. Looking for a Tex-Mex twist? Shred the chicken and serve it as delicious tacos or use it as a filling for mouthwatering enchiladas. Feeling adventurous? Enjoy it just as it is for a satisfying and flavorful meal.

With a prep time of only 5 minutes and a cooking time of 15 minutes under pressure, this one-pot wonder is perfect for busy weeknights or whenever you’re craving a delightful homemade meal.

Instant Pot Chicken and Green Chile Recipe

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Function and Time: Manual or Pressure Cook for 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Release Method + Time: Quick Release
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the following ingredients:

  • 3 pounds of chicken legs and thighs, bone-in, skin-on
  • 15 ounces of Chile Verde
  • 27-ounce can of Roasted Poblano Peppers, drained
  • 7-ounce jar of chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped jalapenos (optional)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken and Green Chile Recipe

Here’s how to create this culinary masterpiece:

  1. Combine the ingredients: Add the chicken, Chile Verde, roasted poblano peppers, onion, garlic, cumin, and salt to your Instant Pot. Give it a good stir to combine all the flavors.
  2. Lock the lid and set the time: Place the lid on your Instant Pot, lock it into place, and turn the valve to the sealing position. Press the Manual or Pressure Cook button and set the time for 15 minutes.
  3. Quick Release: When the timer beeps, perform a Quick Release, keeping your hands and face away from the steam.
  4. Prepare and serve the chicken: Once the steam is fully released, open the lid and use tongs to remove the chicken pieces. If desired, remove the chicken from the bones and discard the bones and skin. Shred the chicken with two forks for an even more enjoyable texture. Add the chicken back to the flavorful sauce and give it a good stir.

Now comes the best part—indulging in this delectable dish! Enjoy it in a bowl as a comforting and flavorful soup, or serve it over rice or noodles for a delightful main course. The choice is yours!

Discover the true definition of culinary satisfaction with our Instant Pot Chicken with Green Chile. Don’t miss out on this incredible flavor experience. Try it today and elevate your taste buds to new heights!

We love this with leftover Chile Verde.

When you’re finished, why not give your Instant Pot a deep clean with this guide.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Instant Pot Chicken with Green Chile Recipe

  1. Can I use boneless chicken for this recipe? Absolutely! While the original recipe calls for bone-in, skin-on chicken legs and thighs, you can substitute boneless chicken if you prefer. Adjust the cooking time slightly as boneless chicken may cook faster.
  2. Is there a substitute for Chile Verde? If you don’t have access to Chile Verde, you can use green salsa or a green enchilada sauce as a substitute. The flavor may vary slightly, but it will still result in a delicious dish.
  3. Can I make this recipe less spicy? If you prefer milder flavors, you can adjust the spiciness by reducing or omitting the jalapenos and green chiles. This will help tone down the heat while still maintaining the delicious green chile flavor.
  4. Can I freeze the leftovers? Yes, you can freeze the leftovers for future meals. Allow the dish to cool completely, then store it in airtight containers or freezer bags. When ready to enjoy, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  5. Can I use chicken breast instead of chicken legs and thighs? While the recipe works best with bone-in, skin-on chicken legs and thighs for maximum flavor and tenderness, you can use boneless, skinless chicken breast if you prefer. Keep in mind that chicken breast may cook faster, so adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  6. Can I double the recipe? Yes, you can easily double the ingredients to make a larger batch. However, make sure not to exceed the maximum fill line of your Instant Pot to prevent any overflow during cooking. You may need to adjust the cooking time slightly for a larger quantity of chicken.
  7. Can I add other vegetables to the dish? Absolutely! Feel free to add additional vegetables such as diced bell peppers, corn, or black beans to customize the recipe to your liking. Just ensure that the Instant Pot is not overfilled and adjust the cooking time if necessary.
  8. Can I use a different type of pepper instead of poblano? If you can’t find roasted poblano peppers, you can substitute them with canned or roasted green bell peppers. The flavor will be slightly different, but it will still complement the dish nicely.
  9. Can I use a different cooking method if I don’t have an Instant Pot? Yes, if you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can still make this recipe on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. For stovetop cooking, simmer the ingredients in a covered pot on low heat until the chicken is cooked through and tender. For a slow cooker, cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours until the chicken is tender.
  10. Can I adjust the seasonings to my taste? Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the seasonings such as cumin and salt according to your preferences. Taste the sauce before adding the chicken and adjust the seasonings accordingly.

Remember, cooking is all about experimentation and personalization. Feel free to get creative and adapt the recipe to suit your taste buds! Enjoy your flavorful Instant Pot Chicken with Green Chile!

Alternative Names for this Recipe:

  1. Instant Pot Green Chile Chicken Delight
  2. Spicy Poblano Chicken Fiesta
  3. Green Chile Chicken Explosion
  4. Chile Verde Chicken Fiesta
  5. Instant Pot Zesty Chicken and Green Chiles
  6. Poblano Pepper Chicken Delight
  7. Green Chile Chicken Fiesta in Minutes
  8. Instant Pot Mexican Green Chile Chicken
  9. Piquant Poblano Chicken Delight
  10. Speedy Green Chile Chicken Fix
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