Easy White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili Instant Pot Pressure Cooker by Spice Cravings. This White Chicken Chili soup is a simple Fill-it, Shut-it, Forget-it recipe. You dump all ingredients in an instant pot. You need frozen corn, chicken, a can of beans, stock (chicken or vegetable), and then any mix of veggies (peppers, carrots, fennel). #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Turns out, Jon Snow was right- winter is here! It’s cold, rainy and windy outside, it sure feels like January! Many of us find comfort in warm and creamy soups in this weather. No wonder January is National Soup month in the US.   To celebrate, I bring to you, one of my all-time favorite, super easy to make, creamy and delicious, White Chicken Chili recipe.

This soup is part of my Fill-it, Shut-it, Forget-it series, because that’s all there is to it.  You dump all the ingredients in a pot and let it do it’s magic. The only work you have to do after that is figure out what toppings you want to put on it 🙂

White Chicken Chili in an Instant Pot

To make this recipe even easier to make, I make it in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot. Why? Coz I can dump everything in and finish some work in the meantime, without having to monitor anything.   To learn more about the instant pot, check out my Instant Pot FAQ and Accessories blog.

I make this soup a lot on sports nights. I set up the pot and then take my kids out for their classes.  By the time we are back, hot and piping dinner is waiting for us.  It’s a lifesaver recipe for times when I don’t have any fresh produce to work with. I always keep some frozen corn and chicken in the freezer. My pantry is always stocked with cans of beans, roasted red peppers (for the veg part) and stock (Chicken or Vegetable).
White Chicken Chili Instant Pot Pressure Cooker by Spice Cravings. This White Chicken Chili soup is a simple Fill-it, Shut-it, Forget-it recipe. You dump all ingredients in an instant pot. You need frozen corn, chicken, a can of beans, stock (chicken or vegetable), and then any mix of veggies (peppers, carrots, fennel). #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Customize with any Veggies or Beans

This recipes comes together very well without any fresh ingredients to add.  You can easily customize this recipe to your liking.  Switch up the vegetables.  You can add peppers, carrots, fennel, and, switch up the beans to Cannellini Beans or Pinto Beans too.

How to make on the Stove Top

This recipe is very easy to make on the Stove top too. Simply dump everything in a large soup pot. Cover it, bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer it for 12-15 minutes, or till chicken is tender enough to shred and the beans are nice and creamy. If you are converting this recipe for your stove top pressure cooker, I would cook it for 2 whistles, then reduce the heat to medium and cook it for 5 minutes. Let it rest for 10 minutes before opening the cooker.

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White Chicken Chili Instant Pot Pressure Cooker by Spice Cravings. This White Chicken Chili soup is a simple Fill-it, Shut-it, Forget-it recipe. You dump all ingredients in an instant pot. You need frozen corn, chicken, a can of beans, stock (chicken or vegetable), and then any mix of veggies (peppers, carrots, fennel). #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty
Easy White Chicken Chili in Instant Pot
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This White Chicken Chili soup is a simple "Fill-it, Shut-it, Forget-it" recipe, because that’s all there is to it. You dump all the ingredients in a instant pot and let it do it’s magic. The only work you have to do after that is figure out what toppings you want to put on it

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 303 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 garlic crushed or 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup celery sliced or chopped; about 2 ribs
  • 14 oz. Northern Beans (1 can)
  • 1 cup frozen corn no need to thaw
  • 2 cups chopped kale optional
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken tenders : can use breast or thighs or, skip for vegetarian
  • 32 oz chicken stock or substitute with vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper optional
  • few drops lime juice before serving
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro for garnish
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese about 1 tablespoon per bowl, or, your favorite chili toppings
Instructions
  1. Prep: Rinse and drain beans. Wash and chop celery. If using kale, wash and chop. Turn Instant Pot On. Add everything in- olive oil, crushed garlic, celery, beans, corn, chicken, spices, stock and kale. Give it a stir.
  2. Close the pot. Set Manual/Pressure Cook for 4 mins for chicken tenders. If using chicken breast, cut it up in small pieces or, set 6-7 mins for full breast (depending on size) and shred later. For thighs, cut it in half or set 6 mins for full thighs and shred later.
  3. Wait for natural pressure release for 10 mins and open lid. Using two forks, shred the chicken in the pot. Chicken is super tender at this point, so shredding in the pot is real easy and mess free.
  4. That's it. Serve with a squeeze or lime and top with your favorite chili toppings- cilantro, cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips...
Stove top recipe
  1. Simply dump everything in a large soup pot. Cover it, bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer it for 12-15 minutes, or till chicken is tender enough to shred and the beans are nice and creamy.  If you are converting this recipe for your stove top pressure cooker, I would cook it for 2 whistles, then reduce the heat to medium and cook it for 5 minutes.  Let it rest for 10 minutes before opening the pressure cooker.

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Recipe Notes

If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.

 

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Easy White Chicken Chili in Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 757mg 32%
Potassium 950mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 52.4%
Vitamin C 38.2%
Calcium 13.3%
Iron 16.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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