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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is my go-to comfort food! It's hearty, flavorful, and so easy to whip up. The creamy broth, tender chicken, and tangy lime make it a hit!

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Ever find yourself craving something hearty and comforting, yet light and savory? Imagine this - tender chicken, flavorful spices, and creamy white beans marrying together in one pot. Welcome to my go-to instant pot white chicken chili recipe. It's an enticing dance of flavors that will make your taste buds tango. Plus, it's a breeze to whip up, thanks to our trusty instant pot. Grab your apron, let's get cooking!

Ingredients for Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

  • Olive oil: Adds flavor and helps sauté ingredients.
  • Onion: Provides savory depth and sweetness to the chili.
  • Garlic: Enhances overall flavor and aroma of the dish.
  • Chicken breast: Adds protein and heartiness to the chili.
  • White beans: Creamy texture and mild flavor complement the dish.
  • Green chilies: Adds a subtle heat and depth of flavor.
  • Chicken broth: Provides a savory base for the chili.
  • Cumin: Adds warm, earthy flavor and depth.
  • Oregano: Brings a hint of herbal freshness to the dish.
  • Sour cream: Adds creaminess and a touch of tanginess.
  • Cilantro: Freshness and a pop of color to finish the dish.
  • Lime wedges: Brightens the flavors with a hint of acidity.

Kitchen Tools Needed for This Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the chili quickly while infusing flavors and keeping the chicken tender.
  • Knife: Needed for chopping the onion, garlic, and chicken breast to the desired size for the recipe.
  • Cutting board: Provides a safe and clean surface for chopping ingredients and prevents cross-contamination.

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe

This Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for a weeknight dinner. It's packed with flavor and can be made in under 40 minutes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 320 kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound chicken breast, diced
  • 2 cans white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges for serving


  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat the olive oil.
  • Add the onion and garlic, sauté until softened.
  • Add the diced chicken and cook until browned.
  • Stir in the white beans, green chilies, chicken broth, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and set to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.
  • Stir in the sour cream and cilantro.
  • Serve with a squeeze of lime juice.


Notes go here.


Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 28gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 600mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Chicken Chili, Instant Pot, White Chicken Chili
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Can You Make This Chili Ahead of Time or Freeze It?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the white chicken chili as directed.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cool the chili completely.
  • Transfer to a freezer-safe container or resealable bag.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Adding a dollop of cream cheese to this white chicken chili recipe can give it a rich and creamy texture without overpowering the flavors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of bean in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute white beans with navy beans or cannellini beans for a different flavor.
How can I make this recipe vegetarian?
To make this recipe vegetarian, you can omit the chicken and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
Can I freeze the leftovers?
Yes, you can freeze the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Is this recipe spicy?
This recipe is mild, but you can add more diced green chilies or a pinch of cayenne pepper for extra heat.
Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast?
Yes, you can use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast for a richer flavor. Adjust the cooking time as needed.

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