Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Contributor: Kelly Nardo

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 1x


  • 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 low or no-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Optional toppings: sliced jalapeños, green onions, lime wedges, etc.


  1. Set Instant Pot to sauté mode and add oil to heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until softened, 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Turn off heat and add beans, chilis, stock, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine. Add chicken, making sure it is somewhat covered by the broth.
  3. Close lid, set vent to seal and set it to manual high pressure cook for 12 minutes. Once done, either release pressure manually or let it naturally release.
  4. Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Stir it back into the pot.
  5. Serve with optional toppings if using.