Looking for an easy weeknight dinner that you can get it on the dinner table quickly on a busy night? This Instant Pot Green Chile Chicken is an amazing, quick, and easy instant pot chicken recipe! With only 8 ingredients this green chile chicken (many pantry staples too) is full of flavor and perfect for busy nights when you want a delicious meal!
Green Chile Chicken Recipe
If you are looking for an amazing quick dinner idea, with a little bit of a kick then you are going to love this InstantPot Green Chile Chicken! This is one of my family’s favorite quick dinner recipes. While the chicken is cooking I can make some rice (or grab a bag of frozen rice that I keep in the freezer) and have dinner done in no time.
To make this easy chicken dinner recipe you are going to need an instant pot. If you do not have one, I am going to warn you now that once you have one in your home you are going to LOVE it! If you are on the fence about if you should get one I am going to tell you that you should. I bought mine and had it sit in the cabinet for a few months before using it and wish I had not waited so long. It makes cooking delicious recipes super quick and easy.
This instant pot chicken recipe is a simple recipe that has amazing flavor. All you do is cook the chicken with seasonings in the instant pot, shred the chicken and mix the shredded chicken into the green chile sauce and mix well. I am sure this green chile chicken recipe will be loved by your whole family and become one of your new favorites to make for dinner.
Instant Pot Recipes
- Spinach Artichoke Chicken Recipe
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Soup
- Instant Pot Cheddar Broccoli Soup
- Chicken Teriyaki
Is this low carb?
If you are eating low carb or keto then you are going to be happy that after cooking there is nothing left to do, but put this amazing Intstantpot chicken recipe on your plate and enjoy. If you are not low carb or keto, this green chile chicken tastes amazing over rice!
When I make green chile chicken I also like to make easy sides to go with it. Some of my favorite side dishes to make when I make this chile chicken recipe are listed below.
What to Serve with Green chile Chicken
There are a lot of side dishes that you can serve with green chile chicken. The great thing about this recipe is that it can fit in many ways of eating. If you or a family member are keto or low carb you can service this with low carb sides like green beans, cauliflower rice, Mexican cauliflower rice, cilantro lime cauliflower rice, asparagus, or brussel sprouts. If you are not low carb then serve it with black beans, corn, Mexican Rice, or Garlic Rice.
How to Serve Green Chile Chicken
While this instant pot green chile chicken tastes amazing by itself as a main course, there are also many things you can use this recipe in other things make even more dishes.
I also like to take any left overs and use them for lunches the rest of the week. It is really easy to double the recipe at dinner time and then have easy peasy lunches for the rest of the week. You can easily change up how you eat it for lunch time too!
You can make green chile chicken enchiladas by changing out the chicken in my white chicken enchiladas with this cooked chicken. There are many other recipes that you can use this cooked chicken in also.
My kids love wrapping the chicken in flour tortillas with a little bit of shredded cheese and some sour cream, but there are so many different ways to serve this easy recipe.
- Taco bowls
- Taco Salad
- Burrito bowls
- Taco Lettuce Wraps
How to Make this Recipe Spicier
What is also great about this chicken instant pot recipe is that if you want it spicier, just add an extra can of green chile. Want it less spicy? Just add 1/2 a can of chilis instead of a full can or use mild green chiles.
What is the best chicken to use for this recipe?
I like using boneless skinless chicken breasts but you can also use chicken thighs.
How to Store Leftovers
Allow the chicken to cool completely and then store in the fridge in an airtight container.
Can I freeze the cooked chicken?
Yes. If you are wanting to meal plan and make it so you can just pull out a meal, heat it up, and get dinner on the table this one freezes great. Just allow the chicken to cool completely once it is done cooking and then store in zip close freezer bags or airtight container and store in the freezer.
When you are ready to use it you can thaw it in the fridge over night or in the microwave. To reheat we just put it in a microwave safe bowl and reheat it.
Green chile Chicken Ingredients
- boneless skinless chicken breast
- cream cheese
- chicken stock
- minced garlic
- black pepper
- green chile
How to make Green Chile Chicken in the InstantPot
Place chicken breast, chicken stock, cream cheese, garlic, cumin, black pepper, salt, and green chiles into the pot of your Instant Pot.
Place the lid on with the seal shut. Turn it on manual pressure for 12 minutes. Let the steam naturally escape for 12 minutes.
Remove the chicken from the pot and turn the Instant pot to sauté high for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. While the sauce is coming to a boil shred your chicken.
Once the sauce has reduced in half add the shredded the chicken back into your pot and mix well with the sauce.
Serve as desired.
Easy Chicken Recipes
Green Chili Chicken
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1- 4.5 oz can of green chilies chopped
- Place the chicken breast, chicken stock, cream cheese, garlic, cumin, black pepper, salt, and green chilies into the pot of your Instant Pot.
- Place the lid on with the seal shut. Turn it on manual pressure for 12 minutes. Let the steam naturally escape for 12 minutes.
- Remove the chicken from the pot and turn the Instant pot to sauté high for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. While the sauce is coming to a boil shred your chicken.
- Once the sauce has reduced in half add the shredded chicken back into your pot and combine.
- Serve over your favorite vegetables or over rice.
9 WeightWatchers SmartPoints on the Freestyle Program
Comments & Reviews
Delicious!! What prompted me to try it was I had all the ingredients on hand and it was not going to take much preparation. I was pleasantly surprised. A keeper for sure!
I made this today and it was delicious!! Kids loved it (we did green beans with it),tomorrow we will try the leftovers in tacos.
I left it with NPR for about 25 minutes since I was busy in the kitchen. The chicken was moist and was braking easily for shredding! Best consistency of chicken I had out of the instapot yet.
We will make it again!!
Mmmmmmm doubles the green chilies!!!! Super recipe! Definitely a keeper!
Made rice for the fam, I had over green beans!
Can you do this is the crock pot as well?
yes you can just change it to the crockpot settings
Do you need to adjust the times if the chicken is frozen. Ran across this while I was at lunch today.
no I dont believe so
Michelle Tinoco says
Can you use fresh chilies?
I dont see why not.