birds eye view of three shredded chicken tacos with lime wedges and cilantro

Pressure Cooker Lime Verde Chicken

Pressure Cooker Lime Verde Chicken is a five ingredient recipe that only takes about 20 minutes to make! This ultra tender chicken is a versatile recipe that can be used to make chicken tacos, burritos, enchiladas, salads, nachos, and more! 
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Chicken Tacos, Lime Verde Chicken, Mexican Chicken, Pressure Cooker Chicken, Salsa Verde Chicken, Shredded Chicken Tacos, Verde Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 16 oz. bottle salsa verde
  • 3-4 limes
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste or 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  • cilantro
  • lime wedges
  • tomatoes


  • Add chicken breasts, salsa verde, garlic, cumin, salt, and juices from limes to pressure cooker.
  • Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Let naturally release for 5 minutes.
  • Shred chicken using two forks, or using an electic mixer. Add toss shredded chicken with verde sauce in pressure cooker pot. Toss to coat chicken with sauce.
  • Taste and add more lime juice and salt if needed. 
  • Use meat to make tacos, burritos, enchiladas, salads, soup,  or sandwiches. 
  • Refrigerate leftovers up to two days or freeze up to two months.


This recipe may be made in a slow cooker. Follow instructions, except cook in slow cooker on high for 4 hours, or on low for 6 hours.