Pressure-Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Scoops

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min.


16 servings

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
I came up with this recipe when I was preparing for a large party and wanted a healthy Tex-Mex chicken appetizer. The dish can be made ahead of time, and leftovers make for a tasty next-day burrito filling. —Lori Terry, Chicago, Illinois
Pressure-Cooker Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Scoops Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen petite corn (about 5 ounces), thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups chunky salsa
  • 1-1/2 cups finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Baked tortilla chip scoops
  • Minced fresh cilantro


  1. Place chicken in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; add broth, lime juice and chili powder. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 7 minutes. Quick-release pressure. A thermometer inserted in chicken should read at least 165°.
  2. Remove chicken; discard cooking juices. Shred chicken with 2 forks; return to pressure cooker. Select saute setting and adjust for low heat. Add corn and salsa; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in cheese, red pepper and green onions. Serve with tortilla scoops; sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup chicken mixture: 97 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 medium-fat meat.