Whole30 + Keto Instant Pot Verde Chicken Chili
Whole30 + Keto Instant Pot Verde Chicken Chili Recipe + Video – 6g net carbs! A bright + hearty low carb salsa verde chicken chili! Slow cooker + stove top instructions too. Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, clean eating, real food.
This chicken chili is bursting with flavor, and all the gorgeous green vegetables. The bright lime and tomatillo salsa with the hearty chicken is a match made in heaven.
This whole30 + keto instant pot verde chicken chili is going to be your new favorite dinner you will be making on repeat all winter.
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Ingredients in Whole30 + Keto Instant Pot Verde Chicken Chili
The name of the game in this chicken chili is green. All the beautifully and delicious green foods.
For vegetables I’m using green bell peppers + green zucchini. Add in some onion and the star of the show, 2 jars of salsa verde. I love green salsa! Trader Joe’s makes my favorite one that is whole30 compliant and keto friendly.
Cooking in the Instant Pot
You’ll want to saute your vegetables first to allow a lot of the moisture to cook off. This will give you a thicker chili. Add in the chicken breasts raw (or heck, even frozen! See recipe notes) and let it cook for 15 minutes.
After it is done cooking, add in a bag of frozen cauliflower rice. This is for 2 reasons: the cauliflower rice adds heartiness since there are no beans, and it also cools down the chili so you can eat it sooner!
I love topping this verde chicken chili with even more green things. Avocado, scallions, cilantro, jalapenos and lime.
So so so delicious + bright, you’ll be glad this makes enough for 8 servings so you can have leftovers for lunches or freeze! See recipe notes for meal prep and freezing instructions.
Watch Verde Chicken Chili Recipe Demo (2:25 mins)
Whole30 + Keto Verde Chicken Chili
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 2 green bell peppers, diced
- 2 medium zucchini, diced
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 3 cloves of garlic, grated or finely minced
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 6-ounce chicken breasts
- 2 12-ounce jars salsa verde
- 2 cups chicken stock, or bone broth or chicken broth
- 12- ounce bag frozen cauliflower rice
- Toppings of choice: avocado, cilantro, green onions, sliced jalapeno, sour cream, etc.
- Set your instant pot to SAUTE. Add the avocado oil, bell pepper, zucchini, onion, garlic, salt + pepper. Sauté for 10 minutes until soft.
- Press CANCEL. Add in the chicken breasts, salsa verde + chickens stock.
- 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.
- Remove the chicken breasts, then shred with 2 forks. Add back in to the instant pot.
- Add in the frozen cauliflower rice and stir. It will thaw instantly, and also cool the chili so it's not too hot to eat!
- Serve warm with your favorite toppings.
- Will keep in an airtight container for at least 5 days in the fridge, or frozen for at least 6 months.
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165 Comments on “Whole30 + Keto Instant Pot Verde Chicken Chili”
DELICIOUS!!! and so easy in the Instant Pot.
Thank you, Barbara! I am so glad you liked it!
I’m confused about the net carbs. I calculated and got 12 net carbs per serving. The salsa you used produces 44 net carbs just itself which divided by 6 servings is 7.3 net carbs. Then adding all other ingredients, I came to total 71 which divided by 6 is about 12 net carbs per serving. What am I missing? Thanks
Always best to go off your own calculations! It can vary by ingredients used. Hope you love this recipe if you try it!