Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Chili

Easy recipe for Chicken Chili you can make in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Natural Pressure Release 10 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 397 kcal
Author Sheena Strain


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium onions diced
  • tbsp Ancho chili powder or substitute regular chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 jalapenos seeded and diced
  • 4 cups gluten free chicken broth
  • 1 can Great Northern beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can Cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts chopped about 3 large
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • lime wedges to serve
  • sour cream (optional) to serve


  1. Cook the onions in a little olive oil in the inner pot of the Instant Pot by turning on the saute function and adjust it to the medium heat setting, then cook for about 5 minutes.

  2. Then add Ancho chili powder, garlic, cumin, oregano, and Jalapenos and stir well.

  3. Add the gluten free chicken broth, chicken, Great Northern beans, Cannelini beans and stir well.
  4. Lock the lid, turn the steam release vent to 'sealing' and using the manual setting, adjust it to cook for 6 minutes at High Pressure, then let the pressure release naturally for ten minutes.

  5. After you open the lid and add chopped tomato, chopped cilantro, and lime juice and simmer on the saute setting for three to four minutes to let the tomato soften.

  6. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with lime wedges and sour cream if desired.

Recipe Notes

Serving Size - is about one cup (250mls) each, probably a little more. 

Storage - keeps for three to four days in the fridge. You can freeze it and defrost it overnight in the fridge. 

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 1640mg71%
Potassium 1086mg31%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 1394IU28%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.