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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken Sliders

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Tender shredded chicken with lime and cilantro flavors served on a mini bun or roll. An easy recipe made with frozen chicken in minutes. 


  • 2 (about 1 1/2 pounds) boneless skinless chicken breasts (frozen is fine)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional for serving: slider buns, rolls, tortillas, lettuce leaves


  1. Place chicken in bottom of Instant Pot. Pour broth over chicken.
  2. Cover and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 15 minutes on high pressure. Once the time is up let the pot count up to 5-10 minutes and then move the valve to venting.
  3. Use tongs to place the chicken on a cutting board. Shred the chicken (I use these*) and place it in a bowl.
  4. Stir the garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, mayonnaise and cilantro into the bowl. Coat the chicken with the mixture.
  5. Taste the chicken and then add additional salt and pepper to taste, as needed. (I used ½ tsp of kosher salt).
  6. Serve chicken as desired.


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.

To make gluten free: Just check your broth to be sure it does not contain gluten. Can be served on corn tortillas, GF bread, or Chick-fil-A sells gluten-free buns for $1 and they are so moist and yummy!

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe (just chicken)
  • Calories: 273
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 145 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Protein: 38 g

Keywords: chicken, frozen chicken