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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe (Dump and Go)

This Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken is easy and full of flavor! The lime and cilantro pair perfectly together for a family favorite dish.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Pressurize Time10 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken instant pot recipe, cilantro lime chicken, instant pot chicken, instant pot freezer meal
Servings: 6
Calories: 287kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Forks or Mixer (to shred the chicken)


  • pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • 12 ounces frozen corn
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 15 ounces black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients in your Instant Pot
  • Put your lid on the pot and put the VALVE on sealing (not venting).
  • Press the MANUAL (or PRESSURE COOK) button and set timer for 20 minutes (or 25 minutes if chicken is frozen).
  • When timer is finished, do a QUICK RELEASE of the pressure by moving the valve to VENTING
  • Remove chicken from pot and shred, then add back into Instant Pot and mix with other ingredients.
  • Serve on top of nachos, salads, in tacos, wrapped in burritos – the possibilities are endless!


How to turn this into a freezer meal: Add all ingredients EXCEPT CHICKEN BROTH to a gallon-sized freezer bag. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last up to 60 days. When ready to use, dump ingredients from bag into Instant Pot and add 1 cup of chicken broth in with the frozen food. Place the lid on top, move the valve to SEALING, and press the MANUAL button. Set timer for 25 minutes.
You can do a NATURAL RELEASE or QUICK RELEASE when the timer is done – I even like to let it sit in the Instant Pot for a few hours so that it falls apart so easily. Follow the rest of the instructions as written.


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 900mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg