Instant Pot Lentils with Chicken and Sweet Potato
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Fast and healthy Lentils with Chicken and Sweet Potato in the Instant Pot. Perfect for meal prep or a quick and delicious dinner. Don't let it's not so photogenic-ness defer you. Try it on it's own, over rice or wrapped in a tortilla with cheese. YUM!
Recipe type: Healthy Dinner
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Serves: 8-10 servings
  • 2 cups dry lentils
  • 1-2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 uncooked sweet potatoes, cubed (aprox 2-3 cups)
  • 2 cups salsa verde (I like the Herdez medium...the medium is pretty spicy. If you don't like a kick or have kids who won't appreciate it you should try mild or only use 1 cup of the medium salsa and add an extra cup of chicken broth)
  • 3½ cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3-4 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Combine all ingredients in your instant pot (mine is an 8qt, but 6 quart will work fine too)
  2. Secure the lid and set on poultry or beans setting and set timer to 22 minutes.
  3. When timer goes off you can either leave it alone and let the pressure slowly release of if you need it quickly you can do a quick release.
  4. Open the lid and remove the chicken, shred it using two forks and place back in the instant pot. Stir well until everything is evenly combined.
  5. Serve over rice or as a filling for burritos. Can also serve with cheese and sour cream.
  6. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 5 days or frozen for up to three months in an air tight container.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at