Our Salsa Verde Chicken recipe can be made ahead for tacos or enchiladas or for on top of a salad or bowl of brown nice. Not your average chicken dinner.  This recipe includes directions for using both a slow cooker (crockpot) and even directions for the now very popular instapot.  Take a look at the preparation time, five minutes! This recipe is also budget-friendly, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free and diabetes friendly.

Salsa Verde Chicken

This easy chicken makes an excellent filing for tacos or enchiladas, or can be an delicious addition to any taco bowl or salad.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Budget-friendly, Fall, Meal prep, Winter
Cooking Method: Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker
Condition: Dairy Free, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Nut Free
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 lb chicken breast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 onion diced
  • 8 oz diced green chilis


Instant Pot

  • Place chicken breasts in pressure cooker. Sprinkle chicken breast with salt, cumin and oregano.
  • Add onion and diced green chilis on top of chicken breast.
  • Place lid on pressure cooker, set to high pressure and cook for 30 minutes. Quick release, then open when pressure subsides. Shred chicken and use as desired.

Slow Cooker

  • Place chicken breasts in slow cooker. Sprinkle chicken breast with salt, cumin and oregano.
  • Add onion and diced green chilis on top of chicken breast.
  • Set slow cooker to low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. When slow cooker is done, shred chicken and use as desired.


Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 497mg | Fiber: 1g

This recipe is perfect for making our Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas. You can make this recipe one day and have it over top of a rice bowl and then the next day you can make the chicken enchiladas.  We love to cook ahead and repurpose our meals to keep our meals healthy, interesting and even exciting. Take a look at this enchiladas recipe and let us know what you think.

We also have other slow cooker and instapot recipes that are simple to make.  See links below to simplify your time in the kitchen. We love to compile blogs of recipes based on the type of cooking method used. For instance, slow cooker meals, sheet pan meals, stir-fry meals and more.



Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.

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Whether you are a novice in the kitchen, or a seasoned chef, Dietitian Klara will work with you to help you reach your nutrition goals. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating, Cooking with Diabetes and Cooking with Food Sensitivities Guide.