Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

This easy White Chicken Chili was made even easier using the Instant Pot, making it a quick family friendly comfort food that is perfect for fall.

Friday October 23, 2020

(5 stars from 1 review)

Cannellini Beans Celery Chicken Corn Cream Cheese Garlic Kidney Beans Onions

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So the other day, I posted about Creamy White Chicken Chili, which I made as a freezer meal for my sister. I made a big batch for her, but I ended up keeping one portion out for us to enjoy. My husband liked this version of chili so much, that he said it was "the best way to eat chili" and then apparently couldn't stop thinking about it because he asked me to make it again a few days later. I, happily agreed as I really enjoyed it as well, and I added it to the meal plan for the upcoming week. It ended up getting planned for my husband's birthday dinner, which was a really happy accident. A less happy accident, however, was when I realized too late that I didn't take chicken out from the freezer in time for it to be thawed for dinner.

This chili is so, so creamy and comforting, and it literally couldn't be easier! We served ours with some slices of avocado, and fresh bread and it was a huge hit - even with our one year old. I have had both friends and family try this recipe and everyone has been super impressed. This is a must try either in the instant pot or on the stovetop - either way you'll be licking the bowl clean.

There was no way I wasn't making this chili for him, especially after I hyped it up as his special birthday dinner. The only way I know to successfully and safely cook frozen chicken breasts is in the Instant Pot, though. I figured I would try my best to convert the recipe to an instant pot meal, and I have to say that I am so glad I did! It worked out perfectly, and made this easy meal even easier. The chicken was tender, and the chili was just as flavorful and delicious as it was in the stove top version. The only, very slight, difference was the thickness of the sauce, slightly thinner when made in the instant pot. We actually enjoyed it like this, and used some fresh bread to soak it all up, but if you want the sauce thicker this can easily be remedied by some cornstarch and water.

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

(5 stars from 1 review)


By: Natalie Kollee
Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn niblets
  • 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can condensed chicken soup
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 3 chicken breasts (fresh or frozen will work)
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, cubed into small pieces



Set pot to saute, then add olive oil, garlic, onion, and celery and cook, stirring frequently, until onion begins to soften


Add corn, cannellini beans, kidney beans, chicken broth, condensed chicken soup, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, and stir to completely combine


Lay chicken breasts in pot, making sure they are completely covered with sauce, then put lid on pot, make sure the vent is sealed, and cook on manual high pressure for 15 minutes.


Allow a 10 minute NPR (natural pressure release), then carefully release any remaining steam by turning the knob to "venting"


Remove the lid, then carefully transfer chicken from the pot to a plate and shred with two forks, then add back into sauce


Stir in cream cheese until melted, serve.

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What Others Have Said

Monday February 22, 2021

Creamy and hearty. A perfect meal on a cold winter night!

Tuesday February 23, 2021

So glad you like it! We also love having this on cold days - so comforting!

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Natalie Kollee

Hi I’m Natalie. I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, daughter and our cat. Since I was little, I have always enjoyed discovering new recipes and sharing food with loved ones. When I’m not in the kitchen you’ll probably find me crocheting, reading, or crafting.

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