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This instant pot white chicken chili is a winner! Even picky eaters can love this soup! Such a flavorful way to use beans, corn and chicken!

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

This bean chicken chili is easy to toss together! Beef chili has its place but opting for chicken is much leaner. The creamy ranch dressing, cream cheese and heavy cream brighten things up and what better way to use up corn and black beans than making this super flavorful chili! It became an instant favorite with my children and even got requested for a refill! You can assure I jotted down how I made this because I know it will be a repeat at our house! Served with fluffy skillet cornbread, it makes for the perfect cold weather meal!

How to make white Chicken Chili in the Instant Pot:

This chicken chili recipe starts off with cooking chicken in water to create a homemade broth. Then come in the rest of the ingredients. It’s really easy. First cooks the chicken then goes in the rest and its all done in one pot. Doing so will give you a good base and the most out of your chicken flavor.

Step 1: Place chicken breasts, 2 cups of water and 2 tsp salt into the instant pot. Set on high pressure for 20 minutes.

Step 2: Remove chicken breasts after natural depressurizing and shred. Transfer back into the instant pot and add the remains ingredients ending with the cream cheese on top.

Step 3: Set on Manual High pressure for another 20 minutes. Once steam is released or depressurized open and whisk everything together. Serve garnished with sour cream and cheddar cheese if desired.

Can you make White Chicken Chili in the Crockpot?

Yes! Toss everything together and cook over low heat for 6 hours. Remove chicken and shred. Transfer back and whisk everything together before serving.

Ingredients for White Chicken Chili:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Black Beans 
  • Canned Cream-style corn (can use whole kernel corn
  • Salsa 
  • Jalapeño peppers
  • Creamy Ranch dressing
  • Heavy Whipping Cream 
  • Onion 
  • Chili powder 

White Chicken Chili Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
heating up and depressurizing time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Alyona Demyanchuk
This instant pot White chicken chili is a winner! Even picky eaters can love this soup! Such a flavorful way to use beans, corn and chicken!

Ingredients

Ingredeints for White Chicken Chili:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 15 oz cans of black beans drained
  • 1 onion diced
  • 15 oz creamed corn with juices
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 small jalapeños (diced)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese cut into fours

Instructions

How to make White Chicken Chili:

  • Place chicken breasts, 2 cups of water and 2 tsp salt into the instant pot. Set on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Remove chicken breasts after natural depressurizing and shred. Transfer back into the instant pot and add the remaining ingredients ending with the cream cheese on top.
  • Set on Manual High pressure for another 20 minutes. Once steam is released or depressurized open and whisk everything together. Serve garnished with sour cream and cheddar cheese if desired.

Notes

CAUTION: Please use the instruction manual for the instant pot prior to use. 
CROCKPOT INSTRUCTIONS: Toss everything together and cook over low heat for 6 hours. Remove chicken and shred. Transfer back and whisk everything together before serving. 
Note: The water remains when taking the chicken out to shred. Beans are to be drained, however, the corn juices remain. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1cupCalories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 10gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 762mgPotassium: 282mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 402IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg

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179 comments

    • Nicole

    This recipe has been on heavy rotation in our family for over a year now. We absolutely love it. I always throw in 3 – 4 bell peppers to up the veggie intake! Thanks!

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      That’s so nice to hear, Nicole! Thanks for the feedback!

    • Caro

    So good! I subbed the creamed corn with the frozen Trader Joe’s Mexican style corn with cotija cheese and it was so good!

    • Victoria

    Looks delicious! can I substitute the heavy cream with something else?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      I think you can try milk or half and half.

    • sunnyfaye k vickery

    what is the of the instant pot for this recipe?

      • sunnyfaye k vickery

      *size

        • Alyona Demyanchuk

        I would be using a 6-quart instant pot for this.

          • sunnyfaye

          Thank you!

    • jessica

    If using regular canned corn, not creamy style, should I drain it or use it with a liquid? Thanks

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      I’d leave it in.

    • Mega3mom

    I made this recipe for the first time last night and it was fantastic!!!! My new go-to chicken chili recipe, for sure! I followed a previous reviewer’s suggestion and put all ingredients in at the same time and set pressure for 30 minutes, with natural release of 12 minutes. The chicken was fall apart tender, and I was able to shred it in the pot. I used 2 cups of chicken broth in place of water, hot habanero salsa, no jalapenos, and a package of garlic & chive Boursin cream cheese. Trust me, this will be your favorite, too!!!!

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Yum! Sounds delish! Thanks for the tips!

      • Lindsey Dayer

      Did you do the boursin cheese instead of cream cheese?

      • Kelsea

      So you didn’t have to take out the chicken to shred? Just put everything in and shredded at the end?

        • Alyona Demyanchuk

        Hi Kelsea, the chicken does get shredded as mentioned in step two.

    • Gabbie

    This was yummy!

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