Cilantro Lime Chicken
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 13
Rating: 4.38
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Poultry
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
Pot Mixture:
  • 3 cups fresh salsa 24 ounces
  • 1 oz taco seasoning 1 package
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 15 oz black beans rinsed and drained 1 can
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced (optional)
To Finish:
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • white rice quinoa, or tortillas (optional)
  • avocado lime wedges, sour cream, shredded cheese (optional)
Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Poultry
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
Pot Mixture:
  • 3 cups fresh salsa 24 ounces
  • 1 oz taco seasoning 1 package
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 15 oz black beans rinsed and drained 1 can
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced (optional)
To Finish:
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • white rice quinoa, or tortillas (optional)
  • avocado lime wedges, sour cream, shredded cheese (optional)
Votes: 13
Rating: 4.38
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Add Pot Mixture ingredients to the pot and stir to combine.
  2. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  3. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 12 minutes.
  4. When the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  5. Carefully remove the meat from the pot to a cutting board and shred.
  6. Return the shredded meat to the pot and add cilantro. Stir to combine.
  7. (Optional) Serve over rice, quinoa or in warmed tortillas. Garnish with lime wedges and cheese.
16 replies
  1. K9katrina
    K9katrina says:

    So tasty! This recipe is a keeper! I added a small can of green chilies,1 jalapeno, 1 bell pepper and one full cup of water.
    My husband loved this recipe!

  2. zipman4
    zipman4 says:

    Tried the recipe tonight for the first time. But my pot said burn. Nothing seems burnt but the chicken was kind of stuck to the bottom so i added more water. See what happens. It does smell wonderful

  3. mickeys28
    mickeys28 says:

    This came out really well. I just had to add a little water as it said burn twice during cooking.

  4. mickeys28
    mickeys28 says:

    I liked this recipe, my kids did not like the cilantro to much but everyone enjoyed it. I got the burn notice but added more liquid.

  5. Sammy218
    Sammy218 says:

    Great flavor! I added more water (3/4 cup rather than 1/4 cup) based on the other reviews. It did burn a bit on the bottom, but it was still excellent.

  6. Tkubishta
    Tkubishta says:

    Easy and excellent the Rice prepares at the same amount of time on the stove top as the chicken takes in the Insta pot. I did not have salsa so I substituted 2 cups of diced tomatoes and 2/3 cup ketchup with a little bit of Worcestershire sauce and tamariAnd oyster sauce.Wonderful

  7. Dean88
    Dean88 says:

    By far my favourite instantpot recipe. It was so good… the lime and cilantro combo can’t be beat!!

  8. Pete Sut
    Pete Sut says:

    I made this with Garden Fresh salsa and diced tomatoes with green chili’s (3 cups combined) to make up for not enough salsa and no jalapeño. Also used 2.85 pounds of chicken breasts.
    My results were too watery which diluted the seasonings. Not sure, but the chicken probably added significant liquid. I’ll try it again sticking to the recipe.

  9. RobertsMom
    RobertsMom says:

    HORRIBLE recipe. Started out adding double the water that was called for (made a double recipe, so i added 1 cup of water), since the tomato base made me nervous.

    BURN.

    Opened it up, scraped the hell out of the pot, add TWO MORE CUPS of water (if you’re keeping track, I’ve now added six times as much water as called for.

    BURN.

    Released pressure, set it to saute to finish cooking the chicken. Can’t afford to throw away food, so we ate it, even though it was tough and scorched-tasting. Never

  10. MHeds6591
    MHeds6591 says:

    OK. A bit dry. Needed more spice. Should have used medium salsa not mild. Could have used some red pepper flakes too.

  11. ttalbert75
    ttalbert75 says:

    This was easy to make and very tasty. I love cilantro so doubled up. Next time, I would probably try to also double up the taco seasoning. Great recipe!

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