This is the best Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe! If you are looking for a change from the traditional Chili Recipe, this twist will quickly become a family favorite.

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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Recipes:

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili recipe has become a family favorite! My kids even request it when we are making our menu plan for the week. They barely notice the beans as they combine so well with the chicken.

I really like the fact that this soup is high in protein and dairy free because of the combination of the beans and chicken! An added bonus is that you can use canned beans, which makes this recipe even more easier! This recipe can be made dry beans as well but we recommend that you cook them prior to adding them to this chili recipe to save time.

If you only have a slow cooker, you should try out crockpot version of White Chicken Chili. Either way you cook white chicken chili, it is a wonderful combination bursting with flavor! It’s a fun way to eat chili and to try something new!

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You will need an Electric Pressure cooker for this simple recipe.

You will need an electric pressure cooker for this recipe. I personally have an Instant Pot and so far I am loving it.  You can find the Instant pot on sale here. It’s really changed dinner time around here.

Those days when I forget to take something out of the freezer is not a problem with my instant pot. I can still have dinner ready and waiting on my family! We have even more Instant Pot recipes that I know you love!

Is White Chicken Chili supposed to be thick?

Yes, it is! There is something about having a think and comforting bowl of White Chicken Chili.

I love that this recipe is packed with flavors and provides my family with a warm bowl of soup when we want something different than regular chili.

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Ingredients:

  • Fresh chicken breast or frozen chicken breast
  • White Beans (I used great northern beans)
  • Chicken Broth (or you can use water)
  • Onion
  • Salsa Verde
  • Garlic Salt
  • Cumin
  • Pepper
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, avocados, lime juice and Monterrey jack cheese
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How to make Instant Pot White Chicken Chili:

  1. Place the chicken (can be frozen) at the bottom of the Instant Pot. I used an 8 quart Instant pot but the 6 quart size will work as well.
  2. Add everything else except the toppings to the Instant pot.
  3. Place lid and lock. Make sure the valve is set to sealing.
  4. Set the pressure to high and set the timer for 20 minutes. Cooking time may vary.
  5. Once it is finished, you can do a quick release or a natural release.
  6. Remove the chicken and shred.
  7. Add chicken back into the soup and serve with your favorite toppings.
Close up image of two black bowls of white chicken chili with avocado and sour cream on a serving tray.

How long to cook this recipe if using frozen chicken breasts:

I love using my instant pot because most of my recipes can be made with frozen chicken. So I can still easily get dinner done even if I forgot to let my protein thaw out- woohoo!

This white chicken chili recipe can be made with frozen chicken. If you use frozen chicken, I recommend increasing the cook time to 25 minutes (still on high pressure) with a quick release.

Topping ideas:

We love chili around here and some favorites include Delicious ground Turkey Chili recipeWhite Chicken Taco Chili Recipe and Creamy Chicken Taco Soup Recipe.

Everyone in my family likes different toppings on their chili. Some like our Easy Homemade Cornbread Recipe crumbled all over chili and some prefer tortilla chips.

Either way you like to eat, it’s even better with extra cheese, sour cream, green chilis and onion on top.

My personal favorite is having shredded pepper jack cheese, green chiles and tortilla chips! It gives it a little spice that I really enjoy!

How to shred the chicken?

When I make White Chicken Chili I can easily shred the cooked chicken with a stand up mixer or hand held mixer which makes this recipe so easy to get on the table for my busy family!

It saves me so much time and it is a big game changer. If you don’t have a Kitchenaid, a hand mixer will still do a great job!

How to freeze?

You could easily place all the ingredients except for the water and toppings in a freezer bag and toss in the freezer. Then just dump the ingredients still frozen into the instant pot.

You can also put the leftovers in individual containers for an easy lunch! It taste so great the next day!

Having a home cook meal that I can easily pull from my freezer keeps me from getting fast good. It saves me time, money and it taste so much better.

Pressure Cooked White Chicken Chili Recipe:

It’s really fun to set out a topping bar and everyone can grab their favorites. This is also a great idea for parties or to feed a crowd.

The instant pot does all the work and you can enjoy your friends and family! I have one of these ceramic caddies and I just fill each section with toppings!

It has been so handy for all sorts of things. It’s also great for Taco Tuesday which makes me think of this amazing Instant Pot Shredded Beef Tacos Recipe.

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Print this Pressure Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe below:

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe

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Try this twist on traditional chili with Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe. We love this Pressure Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe full of northern beans, salsa verde and more! White Chicken Chili Pressure Cooker Recipe is quick and easy!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Instant Pot, Soup
Calories 248
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cans white beans (15 oz cans) I used Great Northern Beans
  • 2 cups chicken broth (or you can use water)
  • ½ onion (chopped)
  • ¼ cup salsa verde
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Place the chicken (can be frozen) at the bottom of the Instant Pot. I used an 8 quart Instant pot but the 6 quart size will work as well.
  • Add everything else except the toppings to the Instant pot.
  • Place lid and lock. Make sure the valve is set to sealing.
  • Set the pressure to high (if you have an 8 quart size) and set the timer for 25 minutes.
  • Once it is finished, you can do a quick release or a natural release.
  • Remove the chicken and shred.
  • Add chicken back into the soup and serve with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 248kcal, Carbohydrates 33g, Protein 24g, Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 36mg, Sodium 814mg, Potassium 838mg, Fiber 8g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 84IU, Vitamin C 9mg, Calcium 93mg, Iron 3mg

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Instant Pot White Bean Chicken Chili:

We love to cook once and eat twice around here! Another trick I like to do is use the leftovers and mix with tortilla chips or Doritos and top with cheese and bake! It’s an easy way to use leftovers without feeling like you are eating leftovers.

I use a small 8×8 pan and sometimes I will even use the disposable ones! My family loves this and it helps having a few simple meal ideas on the menu plan rotation.

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Try this twist on traditional chili with Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe. We love this Pressure Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe full of northern beans, salsa verde and more! White Chicken Chili Pressure Cooker Recipe is quick and easy plus healthy too! #eatingonadime #instantpotrecipes #chickenrecipes #chilirecipes #pressurecookerrecipes

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