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Instant Pot Honey Cilantro Chicken www.lillieeatsandtells.com

Instant Pot Smoky Honey Cilantro Chicken in 12 minutes

One of my favorite instant pot recipes yet. Adapted from Mels Kitchen Cafe.  So easy and delicious, ready to build a number of meals in just twelve minutes!
5 from 4 votes
Author Lillie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Calories 115 kcal


  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • ½ a large white onion diced (I used 170 g)
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs liquid smoke sold at grocery stores near barbecue sauce.
  • 5 cloves garlic I always use the frozen dorot cubes.
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2-3 pounds thawed or fresh chicken breasts or tenderloins I always prefer tenderloins.


  • Mix together everything but the chicken.
  • Combine sauce and chicken in instant pot. Close and set to manual for 12 minutes.  I let the steam release naturally for ten minutes or so and then open it (if it doesn't open easily, wait a few more minutes).
  • Shred, toss in juices, and stir in ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro.
  • OR cook in slow cooker on low 'till tender about 6-7 hours.


Serving: 113grams (4 oz)Calories: 115kcalFat: 1.4gProtein: 20.7gCarbohydrates: 5.7g

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