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White Chicken Chili in the Instant Pot

  • Author: Ruthy Kirwan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: serves 4 1x


You can use cannellini or Great Northern beans in this recipe. There’s no need to soak the beans beforehand. You may also substitute chicken thighs for chicken breast; the former won’t shred as easily but it will add a bit more flavor to the dish. Make sure you wear a pair of rubber gloves while handling the jalapeno; the spicy oils can stay on your hands for a long time and cause irritation. Allowing for the pot to come to pressure and then down from pressure, this recipe take about an hour to make; although there’s maybe 10 minutes of active time. I love serving this chili with a generous amount of Greek yogurt (in lieu of sour cream), shredded cheese, and tortilla chips.



1 green bell pepper

1 yellow onion

3 cloves garlic

1 jalapeno

2 teaspoons cumin

2 teaspoons paprika

¼ teaspoon white pepper

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups chicken broth

1 pound boneless, skinless frozen chicken breasts 

1 ½ cups dried white beans 



  • Prepare the ingredients:


  1. Slice open the bell pepper and remove the ribs and seeds. Chop the bell pepper into small dice.
  2. Peel and dice the onion.
  3. Peel and mince the garlic.
  4. Cut away the stem of the jalapeno, then slice it open and scrape away the seeds. Mince finely.
  5. Add the vegetables to the Instant Pot.
  6. Add the spices to the Instant Pot, including the salt and pepper, and stir to combine until the vegetables are coated.
  7. Pour in the chicken broth, then add the chicken breasts and beans.
  8. Secure the lid and make sure the steam release valve is set to “seal”.
  9. Press the “Beans and Chili” button, or High Pressure for 40 minutes, then allow for a natural release.
  10. When the chili is done, open the open and stir to combine. Remove the chicken and shred, then place back in the pot.
  11. Serve the chili with your favorite toppings.

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