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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

This Instant Pot white chicken chili is so simple to make and full of mouth-watering layers of flavor! I’ve been on the lookout for an awesome white chicken chili recipe for some time now (years even!) and it wasn’t until earlier this year when I finally stumbled upon a winner.

My book club came together to prep meals for one of the members in anticipation of of her second baby’s birth, and a recipe she selected as a family favorite was for white chicken chili.

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This Instant Pot white chicken chili is so simple to make and full of mouth-watering layers of flavor!

If I’m remembering correctly, she found the recipe in a magazine or online where it was meant for use in a slow cooker.

But, after getting an Instant Pot, my friend converted that original recipe.

This Instant Pot white chicken chili is so simple to make and full of mouth-watering layers of flavor!

Lucky for me!

I didn’t get to taste the soup that day since we made the recipes for her to freeze and use later after the baby was born, but you better believe I went home and later that week recreated it from memory, making a few changes to the recipe — like using chicken thighs instead of breasts and plain diced tomatoes instead of RO*TEL.

This Instant Pot white chicken chili is so simple to make and full of mouth-watering layers of flavor!

I’m not sure what I love about this recipe more: the simplicity of just throwing everything in and not having to do anything, or the delicious layers of savory flavor that get better with time (i.e., if you can make enough to have leftovers, DO IT).

This Instant Pot white chicken chili is so simple to make and full of mouth-watering layers of flavor!

And, while the tortilla chips are a completely optional garnish, I highly recommend adding them just before you eat. The crunch adds a delightful texture to the melt-in-your-mouth soup.

Maybe even a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chives! Yum!

Leftovers save extremely well, too…

The longer this white chicken chili sits, the better it tastes!

This Instant Pot white chicken chili is so simple to make and full of mouth-watering layers of flavor!

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This Instant Pot white chicken chili is so simple to make and full of mouth-watering layers of flavor!

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cans Great Northern beans, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 8-ounce block cream cheese, softened
  • Tortilla chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place everything except the cream cheese and tortilla chips into a 6- or 8-quart Instant Pot. Lock the lid in place and set on Manual (high) for 20 minutes.
  2. Once the time's done, let the pressure release on its own for 20 minutes and then do a manual release of any remaining pressure.
  3. Unlock the lid, use two forks to break up the chicken (it should fall apart with minimal work), stir in the cream cheese (it's OK if it's a little gloppy), and serve topped with crispy tortilla chips.

Notes

The "prep time" includes the time it takes for the soup to come to pressure, as well as the time at the end to let the pressure release manually. This could vary depending on the size and age of your Instant Pot!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 1103mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 31g

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This Instant Pot white chicken chili is so simple to make and full of mouth-watering layers of flavor!

Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mojito, inspiration for a third tattoo and time to finish my novel.

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