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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

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Grab your Instant Pot and let’s make this Instant Pot White Chicken Chili for dinner tonight! A hearty chicken chili with a Tex-Mex flavor that will be leaving all your family reaching for another scoop of soup. Because you are cooking it in the Instant Pot it makes for a quick weeknight meal, with a slow and simmered flavor.

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

This Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is so dang delicious I can not eat enough of it.  I have been enjoying so many Mexican dishes that I have been making in my instant pot. I especially love the chili.  I love traditional chili and could eat bowl after bowl of it but I also love the delicious change with this White Chicken Chili.

I usually prefer chicken over red meat and this chili fits the bill perfectly.  This is perfect to serve on Super Bowl Sunday.

Keep reading till you get to the recipe card for the easiest dump and go Instant Pot freezer directions.

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Freezer directions

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Is A Must Make Soup 

Now I know not everyone has hopped on board with the Instant Pot. As a mom and wife, I find having my Instant Pot helps me get more home cooked meals on our dinner table. I can make a hearty soup that doesn’t need to simmer on the stove for hours on end. I can also pull out the frozen chicken breast and still have dinner in a hurry. Those two perks make it so worth investing in an Instant Pot in my eyes. 

I have been working on adapting all of our favorite recipes to Instant Pot. This white chicken chili recipe is always a huge hit. I have made this for parties, family gatherings and everyone is always saying how good it is. So, I wanted to make sure I took the time to share this recipe with you all. 

Health Benefits From White Chicken Chili 

Let me share some of the ingredients used in this white chicken chili. See how each ingredient comes together to give you nutrients, vitamins and more. This is a really delicious chili recipe that will benefit you and your family in a variety of ways. 

  • Olive Oil | This oil is packed full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties protects against heart disease and more. When we cook I tend to reach for olive oil! 
  • Garlic | Fresh garlic is great for fighting common colds and fighting sickness. Garlic can also improve your cholesterol levels and has very little calories. 
  • Tomatoes | Tomatoes are great for incorporating into your diet. They have many health benefits from being loaded with vitamin C and vitamin K, as well as potassium and folate. Tomatoes have a good amount of lycopene antioxidants which is great to help reduce against some cancers and heart disease. 
  • Northern Beans | Gain some added iron and fiber into your diet with Northern beans. They are also a great source of potassium and even protein. I find they are a great bean to use as they are cholesterol-free and low in fat and calories. 
  • Chicken Stock | Chicken broth is great for giving your immunity a boost, helping with digestion, protecting your joins, and even helping you sleep more peaceful at night. 

Keep reading till you get to the recipe card for the easiest dump and go Slow Cooker freezer directions.

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili freezer directions

As you can see all of these ingredients come together to make one amazing and hearty soup that is not only delicious but will help protect your body in so many different ways. Those are just a few of the ingredients in this hearty soup, I wanted to give you an idea of how wonderful this soup is all around. 

For a delicious one pot meal, serve this with salad and warm bread for a complete comfort food meal.  

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili
Yield: 6 6

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Is so delicious and such a nice dinner.  Serve it with some crusty bread and a salad and you have the perfect dinner.  

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into cubes (FOR FREEER MEAL: 1 BAG OF SHREDDED CHICKEN)
  • 3 tablespoons or 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 -1 cup red salsa
  • 1/4-1/2 cup green Verde salsa
  • 1-2 small cans of diced green chilies
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1-2 cups chicken broth
  • 3-4 cans of white beans, I use Northern beans
  • (drained & rinsed)

Instructions

  1. Step 1: Set your Instant Pot to the sauté function.
  2. Steps 2-4: Add the olive oil and allow to heat up. Add onions and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes or until garlic is fragrant and onions are translucent.
  3. Step 5: Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Turn Instant Pot off.
  4. Steps 6-8: In a small bowl, add taco seasoning and red and green salsas. (or you can skip this and the steps below and add to the Instant Pot individually)
  5. Steps 9-11: In a small bowl, add green chilies (I love green chilies and use 2 cans. You can add one can if you prefer), tomatoes and tomato paste.
  6. Step 12: Add chicken broth. I like mine more like soup, so I add 2 cups. If you like it more like chili, add just the 1 cup.
  7. Step 13: Add beans.
  8. Step 14: Add the ingredients from steps 6-8.
  9. Steps 15-16: Add ingredients from steps 9-11. Mix everything together.
  10. Step 17: Close and lock the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the vent is closed. Set Instant Pot to 15 minutes. Once the 15 minutes are up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Open the vent and release the remaining pressure.

Top with your favorite yummies!

    Notes

    Instant Pot Shredded Chicken From Frozen or Fresh

    **FREEZER DIRECTIONS

    To FREEZE: Put cooked & cooled onions & garlic into freezer Ziploc. Put taco seasoning, salsa, green verde salsa, green chilies, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, rinsed & drained northern beans all into the freezer Ziploc. Seal bag. Date & include these notes: EMPTY INGREDIENTS OF WHITE CHICKEN CHILI BAG INTO POT + 1 BAG OF SHREDDED CHICKEN (APRX. 1 LB) + 1 CUP CHICKEN BROTH. PC - 3 MIN + QR

    To REHEAT:

    1. Take 1 bags of shredded chicken, remove bag from freezer and sit on the counter while preparing dinner. (If in a rush, you can run the bag over warm water to loosen the frozen rice from the Ziploc)
    2. Empty contents of your white chicken chili freezer bag in to your pot.
    3. Than add the shredded chicken in to your pot.
    4. Pour 1 Cup of chicken broth in. Put lid on your pot. Turn to sealing position.
    5. Manual High pressure for 3 min. When cooking cycle ends do a quick release.
    6. Give chili a good stir. If any of your chili still seems a bit frozen, put back on PC for 1 or 2 minutes depending on how much more cooking you may need.

    *****SLOW COOKER DIRECTIONS

    Cook on high 4-5 hours, or on low 5-6 hours.

      Nutrition Information:


      Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 16g

       

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      Stephanie A Gordon

      Thursday 4th of February 2021

      I got the burn notice :( anyone else use a ninja foodie instant pot? Usually it seems to be the same instructions

      Joanna

      Wednesday 12th of February 2020

      The 1st step under the freezer directions says "(If in a rush, you can run the bag over warm water to loosen the frozen rice from the Ziploc)." Am I missing something? What rice?

      Melissa

      Sunday 12th of January 2020

      How many servings does this make? Can it be doubled? Thanks

      Becky Goertz

      Saturday 28th of December 2019

      Delishious, but super frustrating in the instant pot. I have gotten a burn notice Every. Single. Time. I have tried everything from frying the onion/garlic/chicken in a pan and not the instant pot, I've rearranged order of ingredients, I've sauted in the instant pot.... I don't know what else to the try. So it's stovetop or slow cooker from now on.

      Faith Wallis

      Monday 2nd of December 2019

      Quick question: Why, when cooking this in the not for freezing cook instructions, do you call for 15 minutes but, when doing the from frozen cook instructions, you say 3 minutes? I'm new to Instant Pot cooking so I am still trying to understand timing and the whys of how to do things.

      Thanks for any insight you can give... Faith Wallis

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