Instant Pot Green Goddess Chicken Sandwich

chicken with green sauce on a bagel with tomato and spinach

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Creamy, herbaceous chicken served on a bagel with lots of fresh vegetables.



For the Chicken

  • 3 medium-size boneless, skinless chicken breasts, each sliced lengthwise into 3 strips (so they look similar to a chicken tender)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

For the Green Goddess Sauce

  • 1 large avocado
  • ¾ cup greek yogurt or sour cream
  • ½ cup herbs (like basil, chives, cilantro, and/or parsley)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper 

For Assembling the Sandwich

  • Whole Wheat or Everything Bagels
  • Spinach
  • Raw sprouts
  • Thinly sliced tomato
  • Thinly sliced cucumber
  • Optional: hummus and/or bacon


  1. Place sliced chicken breasts in the pressure cooker pot in a single layer on the bottom.
  2. Add lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 6 minutes.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, prepare Green Goddess Sauce by pureeing all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  5. When pressure cooking is complete, turn off the pressure cooker and use a natural release.  May also manually release pressure after 10 minutes, if in a hurry.
  6. Remove chicken to a large bowl and shred.   
  7. Stir the Greek Goddess Sauce into the chicken.  Note: If you want the chicken less “sauce-y”, you may want to start by adding only half of the sauce.  Taste and add extra lemon juice, salt, or pepper as needed.
  8. At this point, the chicken will be on the lukewarm, cool side.  If you prefer the chicken be served cold, let it sit in the fridge for an hour or two.
  9. To serve, spread the top half of a bagel with hummus (optional, but delicious).
  10. Top bottom half of the bagel with a large scoop of chicken.  Layer with sprouts, tomato slices, cucumber slices, and spinach leaves.  Add bacon if using.  Add the top bagel and serve!


  • As the pot heats up, there will be more liquid from the chicken which will be plenty to create the pressure needed.
  • The bagel can be swapped for a croissant or whole grain bread. 
  • Leftovers turn a little brown because of the avocado in the sauce, but just give it a stir and you won’t even notice.  Use within 4 days.  Do not freeze.  
  • Tastes great cold, right out of the fridge.
  • For extra crunch, I’m obsessed with adding a handful of kettle potato chips to the sandwich.

Keywords: green goddess, chicken sandwich, Instant Pot chicken