This simple Chili Verde in the Pressure Cooker was such a delight (even for those kiddos!) My kids were super skeptical when they saw it… I mean, who wants to eat anything GREEN? 😉 but once they tried it, they were asking for seconds.
This recipe also includes jalapeños, however you can omit those since they are what really make this spicy.
Everything else was mostly for flavor and color. This recipe also calls for fish sauce, which really helps bring out the flavor.
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Chili Verde in the Pressure Cooker
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Yield: 6 1x
- 3 lbs bone-in chicken thighs
- 4–5 tomatillos, quartered, husks discarded
- 3 poblano peppers, roughly chopped, seeds and stems discarded
- 2 Anaheim Peppers roughly chopped, seeds and stems discarded
- 2 Serrano or jalapeño chilies roughly chopped, seeds and stems discarded (optional)
- 1 medium onion
- 6 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- Turn the Saute function on and saute all ingredients for about 3 minutes or until chicken is slightly seared.
- Turn on high pressure for 15 minutes.
- Quick release pressure and remove just the chicken.
- Use a hand blender to blend and season with salt.
- Add chicken back to pot and shred.
- Enjoy with corn tortillas or eat as is.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Category: Chicken, One Pot Meals
- Method: Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Chili Verde, pressure cooker, instant pot, chicken, one pot meal, meal
Is there any water added to this or does it rely on the water inside the vegetables?
Heather Brown says
I made this on Friday with three tweaks. I used two pork tenderloins cut into 6 pieces instead of chicken, I added olive oil to the pot before I sauteed and I added salt and pepper during the saute. OMG, this was so good! I also served it over Goya white rice. My husband could not stop eating it! It was delicious! I will definitely put this in our dinner rotation!
Are you supposed to add extra liquid? The recipe doesn’t call for any, but that doesn’t sound right for an ip.