Instant Pot Chicken Chile Verde

Instant Pot Chicken Chile Verde

  • Author: Jenne Kopalek
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Bowls 1x


  • 2 anaheim peppers; de-seeded and ribs removed
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 serrano peppers; de-seeded and ribs removed
  • 132oz chicken broth
  • 1 white onion; sliced into rounds
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (read notes to sub with rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 bundle cilantro
  • 6 tomatillos; quartered
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 4 drops of maggi (optional)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 red onion; diced for garnish


  1. Please read notes for recipe using rotisserie chicken.
  2. In your instant pot or pressure cooker add in chicken, white onion, diced peppers, diced serrano peppers, quartered tomatillos, and garlic.
  3. Pour in chicken broth and add water to just cover the ingredients.
  4. Add cumin, salt, pepper, and maggi.
  5. Set to high pressure and set timer to 20 minutes. Let natural pressure release.
  6. Once the pressure has released. Remove the chicken and immersion blend the soup. If you have a non stick pressure cooker then remove soup to a bowl and blend then add back to the pot. Shred chicken and add back to the soup.
  7. Add a third cup of water to a bowl and 3/4 of the bundle of cilantro. Immersion blend. Pour this into the soup.
  8. Use extra cilantro and red onion to garnish.


For rotisserie chicken add everything but the chicken to the instant pot or pressure cooker. Cook for 10 minutes and then immersion blend. Add cilantro mixture. Add rotisserie chicken (cooked) to the soup and garnish.

You may also garnish with cojita cheese or queso fresco.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Instant Pot, Chicken, Chile

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