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Cilantro Lime Chicken and Lentil Rice Bowls

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken and Lentil Bowls! The BEST easy protein powerhouse meal prep. Just 15 mins of prep and totally hands-off cooking!



  • 2 cups dried lentils
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
  • 3 cups salsa verde
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlicminced
  • 2 jalapeños, diced (ribs and seeds removed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste


  1. Add everything to the Instant Pot.
  2. Cook on high pressure for 20 mins. Quick release the steam. Stir it all up and add more salsa verde as desired.
  3. Serve with rice and a squeeze of lime!


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Note: Expect about 10-15 mins for the Instant Pot to come to pressure before the cook time starts.

Slow Cooker: Cook for 8 hours on low. The chicken probably only needs 4 hours so add it halfway if you want to be really on top of it and keep your chicken from drying out.

  • Category: Meal Prep
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired

Keywords: chicken lentil bowls, lentil rice bowls, rice bowls