Chicken with Cumin-Chile Sauce Slow Cooker Recipe

Recipe Category: Chicken


Chicken With Cumin-Chile Sauce Slow Cooker Recipe


Recipe for Pollo con Salsa Roja

Serves 8

Active Time 10 minutes

Saute; Pressure/Manual (High) Natural/Quick Release

  • 4½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 (5-ounce) can tomato paste
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapenos, drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cumin, chili powder, and salt
  2. Place the chicken in a large bowl
  3. Sprinkle the chicken with the spice mixture
  4. Toss well to coat
  5. Select SAUTE on the Instant Pot
  6. When the pot is hot, add the oil
  7. When the oil is hot, add the chicken
  8. Cook, stirring, until the chicken is lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes
  9. Select CANCEL
  10. Add the diced tomatoes and their juices, onion, tomato paste, jalapenos, and garlic to the pot
  11. Stir to combine
  12. Secure the lid on the pot
  13. Close the pressure-release valve
  14. Select MANUAL and set the pot at HIGH pressure for 15 minutes
  15. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure
  16. Serve with tortillas, sour cream, and guacamole, or over zucchini noodles

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