Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

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If you love white chicken chili but dread all the work it takes, we know you’re gonna love this one. We’re making it so much easier with this Instant Pot recipe. Now you can whip it up any night.

If you love white chicken chili but dread all the work it takes, we know you're gonna love this one. We're making it so much easier with this Instant Pot recipe. Now you can whip it up any night.

Who has time to make chili on the stovetop anymore?! Definitely not me, but my fiancé loves a good chili, especially during the cooler months. Thank goodness for the Instant Pot (we recommend this one) because now I just throw everything in there and his favorite chili dinner is ready in about 35 minutes.

But you might be saying, “I just need to throw something in the slow cooker before I head out for the day.” Well, we’ve got you covered. Give this Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili a try. Either recipe you make, we know it’s going to be a family favorite.

White chili is a little different from the classic chili you usually see. We use chicken instead of your typical ground beef, chicken broth instead of tomatoes, and use a northern bean instead of the heartier kidney bean. This results in a milder flavor, making it a great meal for the whole family. And we know they’re going to request this one often so you can thank us now that we made dinner so easy.

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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

If you love white chicken chili but dread all the work it takes, we know you’re gonna love this one. We’re making it so much easier with this Instant Pot recipe. Now you can whip it up any night.

  • Author: Kelly Nardo
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans white northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (4 oz.) can green chilis
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt (can adapt to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper (can adapt to taste)
  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • Optional toppings: sliced jalapeños, green onions, lime wedges, etc.

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to sauté mode and add oil. Let it get hot, about 2 minutes. Add onion and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Turn off heat and add beans, chili peppers, spices and broth. Mix well to combine. Add chicken, making sure it is somewhat covered by the broth. Close lid, make sure vent is set to sealed and set it to manual for 12 minutes. Once done, either release pressure manually or let it naturally release.
  3. Remove chicken and shred with two forks. If you like, you can set to sauté mode while you do this to evaporate some of the liquid. Place chicken back in the pot, remove from heat, stir to incorporate. Serve with optional toppings if using.

If you love white chicken chili but dread all the work it takes, we know you\'re gonna love this one. We\'re making it so much easier with this Instant Pot recipe. Now you can whip it up any night.

Note: The Cookful may receive a commission on purchases made through Amazon/affiliate links.

If you love white chicken chili but dread all the work it takes, we know you\'re gonna love this one. We\'re making it so much easier with this Instant Pot recipe. Now you can whip it up any night.

Kelly Nardo

Kelly is the girl behind Eat the Gains, a food and fitness blog dedicated to providing wholesome and delicious recipes that fuel both workouts and everyday life. She is also a nutrition and CrossFit coach and runs a meal prep delivery service in Austin, TX. Her favorite color is orange and she has never met a vegetable she didn’t like - if you know, send it her way!