Salsa Lime Chicken with Goat Cheese Pressure Cooker Recipe

Recipe Category: Chicken


Salsa Lime Chicken With Goat Cheese Pressure Cooker Recipe


SERVES 6 – Cooker: 5- to 7-quart – Time: 7 minutes at HIGH pressure

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds (about 6) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, trimmed of fat
  • 1½ cups medium or spicy prepared salsa, your choice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch ground red chile powder of your choice
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 8 ounces fresh soft goat cheese, crumbled, for serving
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges, for serving


  1. In a 5- to 7-quart pressure cooker, heat the oil over medium-high heat until very hot
  2. Lightly brown the breasts in batches on both sides
  3. Transfer to a plate
  4. Add the salsa, cumin, chile powder, and lime juice to the pot; stir, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom
  5. Return the breasts and any accumulated juice to the pot, nestling the chicken into the sauce
  6. Close and lock the lid
  7. Set the burner heat to high
  8. When the cooker reaches HIGH pressure, reduce the burner heat as low as you can and still maintain HIGH pressure
  9. Set a timer to cook for 7 minutes
  10. Remove the pot from the heat
  11. Open the cooker with the Quick Release method
  12. Be careful of the steam as you remove the lid
  13. The chicken should be tender and make some of its own juice as well
  14. Let stand 15 minutes, covered
  15. Transfer the chicken and its sauce to a platter of hot rice, sprinkle it with the goat cheese, and serve with the lime wedges on the side

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