Hot and spicy RV Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Verde

 Hot and spicy RV Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Verde

RV Recipe Instant Pot Chicken Verde

This dish is perfect for making a mildly spicy Mexican chicken dish that creates a luscious sauce.  I have made various versions of this recipe depending on the ingredients I’m able to obtain easily.  This is my most basic version but to tell you the truth simplicity is just fine with this dish and everyone comes back for 2nds.

If you have leftovers you can change it up a bit and make some kicked up nachos the next evening.

This RV Recipe is for the 6 qt. Instant Pot.

This recipe does not need any water or broth (at all)…  This is an exception for Instant Pots but this recipe has plenty of moisture for the pot that comes from the tomatillos and peppers.

RV Recipe Instant Pot Chicken Verde Ingredients

Serves 6 – 8

2 lb                 bone in skin on chicken thighs, rinse and pat dry

6 – 8                large tomatillos, remove husk, rinse, scrub the sticky outer coating from the tomatillos.

6                      mixed variety of chili peppers (Anaheim, jalapeno, pablano etc.) Rinse, cut off stems, remove seeds and

                         spine of chilis then rough chop.

1/2 bunch       cilantro

1                        red onion, rinsed, peeled, rough chopped

1 – 4                  peeled cloves of garlic

1 tbsp               cumin

                          salt and pepper to taste

                          (optional) dash of fish sauce or worcestershire 

Condiments/Sides to serve with this RV Recipe of Instant Pot Chicken Verde meal

1                     Juanita brand or other tortilla chips

8 oz               sour cream

1 cup             mixed grated cheddar cheese

1 lime            rinsed and cut in wedges

 6 sprig         cilantro leaves, rinsed and pat dry

Directions for this RV Recipe of Instant Pot Chicken Verde

  1.  Prepare uncooked chicken as noted above.  Place in the stainless steel liner of the Instant Pot. 
  2.  Sprinkle seasoning over top of skin.
  3.  Scrub the tomatillos well with your hands under running water to remove the waxy coating.
  4. Note: the tomatillo skin needs to be scrubbed or you may get a soapy taste in your sauce.
  5.  Remove and discard seeds and spine from peppers, rough chop peppers, onion and tomatillos then place in the Instant Pot.                                                                           
  6.   Close IP lid and steam vent.  Select manual high pressure 25 minutes.  Let IP release naturally or a few minutes  then do a quick release.
  7.  Using tongs, remove the chicken.  When cool enough to handle, remove and discard chicken skin, bone and any cartilage or veins.  Shred chicken into large bite-sized pieces.  Set aside.
  8.  Insert an immersion blender into the chili sauce, blend until the remaining chili pieces liquefy.
  9.  Ladle the chicken verde into individual bowls.  Serve with the condiments above.
  10.  Refrigerate and cover any leftovers and enjoy with a few days.

Would you like more RC Recipe Instant Pot meals and other great ideas?   My cookbook Small Kitchen Big Flavors! is available at a great Introductory Price on Ebay and my blog site at : http:/


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Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!


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