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Salsa Verde Chicken Burrito Bowl {Whole30 & Keto}


Chicken breasts slow cooked with warm spices and salsa verde sauce. Then served with all the fixings of a burrito without all the extra carbs.



1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs

1 16-ounce jar compliant salsa verde sauce  

1/4 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1 red jalapeño pepper, diced

1 onion, sliced

2 cloves garlic, finely minced 

1 tbsp olive oil 

2 tbsp ghee 

1/2 lb sweet mini bell peppers, sliced (or 2 red/orange bell peppers)

Garlic seasoning (I like Balanced Bites Trifecta blend)

2 12-ounce bags frozen cauliflower rice

2 tbsp chopped cilantro leaves, plus more to garnish 

Other ingredients:

1 head romaine lettuce, thoroughly washed and chopped 

1 small red onion, diced 

1 avocado, sliced or guacamole

lime wedges to garnish 

hot sauce to serve 


To begin, add the chicken, salsa verde, cumin, coriander, jalapeño pepper, onion, garlic and olive oil. Cover the instant pot and close the vent. Select “MANUAL” or “PRESSURE COOK” and set the time to 30 mins. 

In the meantime, melt 2 tablespoons of ghee over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the bell peppers and sauté for about 5 minutes or until the peppers are tender. Season with a couple pinches of garlic seasoning. Remove the pepper from the pan and set it aside. 

In the same pan, add the remaining tablespoon of ghee to the pan and turn the heat up to high. Add the cauliflower rice and continue to sauté, on high, for 5-7 minutes, continuously stirring. Once the cauliflower rice is tender and all the liquid has dried up, season with a few pinches of garlic seasoning and add the cilantro in with the cauliflower rice. Toss the cauliflower rice, remove from the heat and set it aside. 

Now, when the chicken is ready, release the steam from the instant pot and remove the cover. Remove the chicken from the sauce, shred it and set it aside. Turn the instant pot to “SAUTÉ” and simmer the sauce for 5-7 minutes until it begins to thicken. Return the chicken to the sauce and continue to sauce for a couple minutes. Turn the instant pot off and assemble the burrito bowl.

To assemble the add the lettuce to the bottom of the bowl, then top with the cauliflower rice, chicken, sautéed peppers, red onion and avocado slices. Garnish with lime wedges, more cilantro and hot sauce. 


Slow Cooker Instructions:

If you do not have an instant pot, you can cook the chicken in a slow cooker. Simply add all the ingredients needed for the chicken to the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. 

Then proceed with the rest of the recipe.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins

Keywords: Chicken burrito bowl, salsa verde chicken

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