Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Bowls (5 Trader Joe’s Ingredients)

You might not believe me when I tell you these Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Bowls only have 5 Trader Joe’s ingredients. Sometimes it’s the simple things in life!

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Bowls (5 Trader Joe's Ingredients)

These bowls are so easy and so good!! Only 5 simple ingredients and just about 25 minutes of your time, and you’ll have healthy and delicious salsa verde chicken bowls at your disposal!

As you all know, life is constantly busy, and I’m always looking for easy things to prep ahead for the days that just don’t allow for cooking. My Instant Pot has become my best friend for things like that.. shredded chicken, beef, sweet potatoes, soups, really anything.

I’d probably say the thing I make most frequently in my Instant Pot, however, is shredded chicken. It’s just a back pocket recipe that everyone must know about.

I love making shredded chicken in the instant pot because you can literally do a million different things and it’s just beyond easy and convenient. For the chicken in these bowls specifically, all you need is chicken + salsa. Add both things to your instant pot and cook high pressure for 8 minutes. THAT’S IT.

Assemble the bowls and voila! They are absolutely perfect for busy weeknights but also would be great for lunch meal prep! And I sure hope they make your life just a little bit easier this week!




Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Bowls (5 Trader Joe’s Ingredients)

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Bowls (5 Trader Joe's Ingredients)
  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 12 0z jar of Salsa Verde
  • 1 bag of Mexican Style Roasted Corn with Cotija Cheese (freezer section)
  • Jasmine Rice (freezer section)
  • 1 Avocado
  • Salt + Pepper

Optional Add-in’s:

  • Cilantro, as garnish
  • Limes, for serving


  1. To make the chicken: Season chicken really well with salt and pepper then add to your instant pot (or crockpot).  Pour Salsa verde on top and make sure that chicken is fully coated.  Secure lid, set valve to “sealing” and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
  2. When cook time is up, carefully release pressure, remove the lid, and then transfer the chicken breasts to your stand mixer to shred (*see notes) Once shredded, add back to pot and toss around with salsa.
  3. To assemble the bowls: add rice, corn, shredded chicken, and avocado to each bowl.  Option to garnish with cilantro and lime. Enjoy!!


How to shred chicken in your stand mixer: This is the only way to shred chicken in my opinion!! Simply add cooked chicken to your stand mixer with the paddle attachment and shred on low speed until it is shredded to your liking! So easy!!

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  • Reply
    August 27, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Our daughter prefers red sauces…. Do you think this would work with a bottle of TJs Enchilada Sauce, in place of the salsa verde?

    • Reply
      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      September 3, 2020 at 3:29 pm

      Hi!! Oh yes, absolutely. That would be delicious. As a matter of fact, I’m going to try that next time! 🙂

  • Reply
    August 15, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Hi! I enjoyed this recipe a lot but I have found that frozen chicken tends to come out better in the instant pot than fresh chicken. How long would you recommend cooking this with frozen chicken?

  • Reply
    May 24, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    Wow!!! This was SO delish and SO easy! I started laughing when I took my first bite because of how quick and easy it was to make, but tasted so, so good! I’ve already made it again and have been telling all my friends! You don’t want to miss out on this one!

    • Reply
      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      May 26, 2022 at 8:20 pm

      Dana!! You have no idea how happy this comment made me. Thank you so much for sharing-means so much! Also so happy you loved them! XO!

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