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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is packed with tender shredded chicken, creamy white beans and loads of flavor. It's a hearty, delicious one pot meal that's ready in about 40 minutes!

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  • 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts seasoned with salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 large poblano peppers seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup corn thaw slightly if frozen
  • 2 cups chicken broth low sodium if store bought
  • 2 cans cannelini beans rinsed and drained
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 large lime plus more for serving (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro plus more for serving (optional)


  • Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and spices, and cook 30 seconds longer.
  • Add the poblano peppers and cook for one minute. While the vegetables are cooking, mash one can of the white beans in small bowl.
  • Add the corn, broth, whole and mashed beans, and stir well to combine. Place the chicken breasts on top of the chili mixture and secure the lid and close the sealing valve. Select High Pressure and set for 20 minutes. Note: it will take about 10 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure before it starts the cooking process. After 20 minutes, quick release the pressure by opening the sealing valve and remove the lid when safe to do so.
  • Remove the chicken breast and shred, then place back in the pot. Season well with salt and pepper to taste, and stir in the lime juice and chopped cilantro. Enjoy!


  • Pro tip: Prep your veggies and mash one can of the beans in advance to make this recipe go even more quickly on busy nights.
  • Any variety of white beans will work, including cannelini, Great northern beans and navy beans.
  • Poblano peppers are family friendly as they're very mild in spice.  If you don't have any on hand,  substitute with your favorite variety or use canned green chili peppers.
  • Leftover white chicken chili will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories: 311kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 742mg, Potassium: 732mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 726IU, Vitamin C: 58mg, Calcium: 132mg, Iron: 5mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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