Keto Crispy Verde Chicken
You need just 2 ingredients for this delicious keto dinner! Chicken thighs are cooked in the instant pot with verde salsa, then broiled in the oven until crispy.
If you love my crispy carnitas (which are one of the most popular recipes on my site!), then you are going to love my Whole30 + Keto Crispy Verde Chicken!
The chicken is cooked in verde salsa, infusing it with tons of flavor, then broiled in the oven until crispy and golden brown.
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Whole30 + Keto Crispy Verde Chicken
You only need 2 ingredients to make this amazing crispy chicken! Chicken thighs and a jar of verde salsa! Bonus? Both are so affordable, and hopefully you already have some verde salsa in your pantry that you need to use up. Don’t have chicken thighs, you can use chicken breasts too, they just won’t get crispy when broiled since they’re a leaner cut of chicken.
So many options for serving the crispy verde chicken! My favorite is as a burrito bowl with my cauliflower rice, fajita veggies, some sliced avocado and even more verde salsa.
You could also serve it over a salad, or in lettuce leaves as a taco!
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Keto Crispy Verde Chicken
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 12 ounces verde salsa
- Place the chicken thighs in your instant pot. Sprinkle with salt. Pour in the verde salsa.
- Close with the lid, and make sure the vent is at SEALING. Cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 15 minutes. Will take about 10-15 minutes to reach pressure, then it will start counting down from 15. After the 15 minutes is up, do a QUICK RELEASE, where you move the valve to VENTING to release all the steam. Once all the steam is gone and the float valve has dropped, you can safely open the instant pot.
- Set your oven to BROIL. Set out a rimmed baking sheet.
- In the instant pot, shred the chicken with 2 forks. Transfer the shredded chicken and 1 cup of the cooking liquid to the rimmed baking sheet.
- BROIL the shredded chicken for 5 minutes, until crispy. If I have time, I like to turn the chicken a few times and keep broiling in 5 minute increments. This really caramelizes the fat and gives it the most amazing texture and flavor.
- Serve warm. Delicious in burrito/taco bowls with fajita veggies, more verde salsa and sliced avocado. Can also serve in lettuce leaf tacos or as a salad.
- Leftovers will keep for 1 week refrigerated in an airtight container, or frozen for at least 6 months.