Instant Pot Chili Verde

Instant Pot Chili Verde

This easy Instant Pot chili verde is a keto and paleo friendly recipe using chicken thighs, tomatillos, and chile peppers.
Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Pressurizing 15 minutes 
Servings 4 servings Calories 310 kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 8)
  • 12 ounces tomatillos (about 7) husked and quartered
  • 8 ounces poblano peppers (about 3) stemmed, seeded, and chopped
  • 4 ounces jalapeño peppers (about 2) stemmed, seeded, and chopped
  • 4 ounces onions (about 1/2) chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

For finishing:

  • 1/4 ounce chopped cilantro leaves (about 1/3 cup packed), plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)


  1. Add tomatillos, poblanos, jalapeños, onions, and water to the pressure cooker. Distribute garlic, cumin, and salt on top. Lastly, add chicken thighs. Secure and seal the lid. Cook at high pressure for 15 minutes, followed by a manual pressure release.
  2. Uncover and transfer only the chicken to a cutting board. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  3. Add cilantro and lime juice to the pressure cooker. Use an immersion blender or countertop blender to puree the mixture.
  4. Select the saute mode on the pressure cooker for medium heat. Return the chicken to the mixture. Boil for about 10 minutes to thicken the sauce, stirring occasionally. Serve and garnish with additional cilantro.

Nutrition Info

This recipe yields 6 g net carbs per serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 310
Total Fat 15g22%
   Saturated Fat 0g0%
   Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 182mg61%
Sodium 910mg38%
Potassium 270mg8%
Total Carb 10g3%
   Dietary Fiber 4g15%
   Sugars 4.5g
Protein 37g
Vitamin A 6% · Vitamin C 64% · Calcium 2% · Iron 24%

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