Instant Pot Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken
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Instant Pot Creamy Cilantro Lime Chicken Serves 6 - 1 thigh each 4 Weight Watchers Points
Recipe type: Instant Pot
Serves: 6
  • 1 1⁄2 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless chicken thigh(s)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 tsp paprika
  • 1⁄4 tsp black pepper
  • 1⁄2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cup(s) fat-free chicken broth
  • 1⁄2 cup(s) half-and-half cream
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
  • zest of one lime
  • Equipment:
  • Instant Pot
  • Tongs
  • (long enough to reach the bottom of the pot)
  • Juicer
  1. Set the Instant Pot on Saute, add olive oil let it heat up a few minutes.
  2. While the IP heats up, combine chili powder, cumin, paprika, and pepper in a bowl. Rub the seasoning all over the chicken. Place the chicken into the hot Instant Pot and sear both sides.
  3. Add the chicken broth.
  4. Set the Instant Pot on Manual/High 5 minutes. Quick Release once the 5 minutes are over.
  5. Remove the chicken and set the Instant Pot on Saute. Mix up the cornstarch and water. Add the cornstarch mixture, half and half, and the cilantro, into the broth in the pot. Mix together with a whisk and let it cook for about 5 minutes until thickened a bit.
  6. Add the chicken back into the pot, add in the lime juice and heat for about a minute (you are just heating the chicken back up).
Great served with Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice.
Recipe by Skinny Me Recipes at