Chicken Ropa Vieja (Instant Pot Recipe)
A delicious Cuban meal made with chicken instead of beef.
The Gracious Pantry
sliced baby carrots
chopped red onion
red bell pepper
green bell pepper
can fire roasted tomatoes
apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper
to taste after cooking
Press the "Sauté" button on your IP.
Add the oil, along with the carrots and onions. Stir until the onions are translucent.
Add in the peppers and garlic and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more.
Pour in the canned tomatoes and chicken broth and add the tomato paste, apple cider vinegar and cumin as well. Stir to combine.
Turn off the sauté function and add the chicken. Stir to combine, and then gently press the bay leaves in without breaking them. If needed, simply spoon some of the mixture over the leaves.
Secure the lid and close the vent on your IP.
Press the "Meat/Stew" button on your IP or set to 35 minutes on high pressure with the Manual button.
Allow a 10 minute natural release, then open the steam valve to release any remaining steam. (Don't burn yourself on the steam!)
Remove the lid and shred the chicken with either two forks, or an electric hand mixer on it's lowest setting.
Serve with rice and beans. A side of fried plantains is also a yummy addition.
Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.