30-Minute Pressure Cooker Chicken Chile Verde

Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken Chile Verde Recipe

Discover the magic of pressure cooking with this quick and easy Chicken Chile Verde recipe. Bursting with tangy tomatillos and a medley of fresh green peppers, this dish delivers mouthwatering flavor in just 30 minutes!

Forget about hours of simmering – our pressure cooker method transforms chicken thighs into tender, juicy morsels swimming in a vibrant green sauce. The secret? Letting the ingredients work their magic under pressure, creating an intensely flavorful broth that will have your taste buds dancing.

This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights when you crave something delicious but don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen. With minimal prep and mostly hands-off cooking, you’ll have a restaurant-quality meal on the table in no time. Let’s dive into this flavor-packed adventure!

Pressure Cooker Chicken Chile Verde: A 30-Minute Flavor Explosion


  • 3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and drumsticks
  • 1 pound poblano peppers, roughly chopped, seeds and stems discarded (about 3 peppers)
  • 12 ounces tomatillos, husks discarded, quartered (about 4 tomatillos)
  • 10 ounces white onion, roughly chopped (about 1 medium)
  • 6 ounces Anaheim or Cubanelle peppers, roughly chopped, seeds and stems discarded (about 2 peppers)
  • 2 Serrano or jalapeño peppers, roughly chopped, stems discarded
  • 6 medium cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds, toasted and ground
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves and fine stems, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce, such as Red Boat
  • Fresh corn tortillas and lime wedges, for serving


  1. Unleash the flavor: Toss chicken, poblano peppers, tomatillos, onion, Anaheim peppers, Serrano peppers, garlic, cumin, and a generous pinch of salt into your pressure cooker. Turn up the heat until you hear a gentle sizzle, then seal the lid. Bring to high pressure and let the magic happen for 15 minutes. Once done, release the pressure and prepare for an aromatic explosion!
  2. Create liquid gold: Using tongs, transfer the chicken to a bowl. Now, it’s time to elevate the sauce! Add cilantro and fish sauce to the pressure cooker’s contents. Blend until smooth using an immersion blender or countertop blender. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt. Return the chicken to the sauce, discarding skin and bones. For easier eating, shred the meat if desired.
  3. Serve and enjoy: Present your masterpiece on a serving platter, garnished with fresh chopped cilantro. Serve immediately alongside warm tortillas and lime wedges. Watch as your dinner guests dive into this flavor-packed meal with gusto!
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
345 Calories
19g Fat
15g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 345
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 780mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 97mg 484%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 798mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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