Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Time for an easy and great tasting Instant Pot white chicken chili. Ready in about one hour, this chili is great for any diet with only 1 gram of fat and just over 200 calories per serving, It will become a standard at your house.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chili, Healthy Chili, Instant Pot Chicken Chili, instant pot chili
Servings: 8 1 1/2 cup serving
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts 1 to 1 1/2 pounds
  • 14 oz chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed or minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional

Step Two

  • 48 oz cooked great northern beans
  • 6 oz chopped green chilis


  • Trim two medium size skinless boneless chicken breast. About 1 - 1 1/2 pounds.
  • Chop one medium onion and mince one jalapeno. Add to instant pot.
  • Use a 6 quart or larger Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Add one 14 oz can chicken broth, 1 tablespoon cumin, 2 teaspoon paprika, 2 teaspoon chili powder, 3 garlic cloves minced, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper. 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional.
  • Add chicken and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to get up to pressure. Do a quick release of pressure when cooking time is over.
  • Remove the chicken from Instant Pot then add 48 oz jar pre-cooked Northern beans (do not drain) and one small can of green chilies.
  • Shred the chicken with forks. DO NOT USE FINGERS. Place back in the pot with the liquid.
  • Cook on high for 10 minutes. It may take up to 15 minutes to get up to pressure due to the mass that has been added. Instant Pot White Chicken Chili from 101 Cooking for Two Do a rapid release of pressure.
  • Do a rapid release of pressure.


You can drain and rinse the beans if you wish, that will decrease the sodium a small amount. If you do, add 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth.
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Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 686mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 3.1mg