Mexican Shredded Chicken (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
Make this Paleo, Whole30 + Keto Mexican shredded chicken in your Instant Pot or Slow Cooker. It is the perfect meal prep recipe or easy weeknight dinner! 
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  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs (or sub breasts)
  • 1 jar salsa verde (12 oz jar; double check ingredients for no sugar added, etc.)
  • 1 can green chiles (4 oz can)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped (for garnish)
  • cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


  • Place chicken, salsa, green chiles and sea salt in Instant Pot. Secure lid.
  • Press the “manual” button (or “pressure cook” button) and set the time to cook for 10 minutes at high pressure. Once the time is up, let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes and then release any remaining pressure. Remove the lid and shred the chicken in the Instant Pot with two forks, mixing it with the juices.
  • Serve with cauliflower rice, greens, in tacos, etc. and top with chopped cilantro and red onion. 

For the slow cooker:

  • Follow step #1 above. Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours. 
  • Shred the chicken in the slow cooker with two forks, mixing it with the juices.


Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet and do not include optional toppings or serving items for this recipe. See our full nutrition information disclosure here


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g