Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

White chicken chili made in the Instant Pot
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 216kcal
Author I Heart Eating


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped white or yellow onion
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 7 ounces diced green chiles* undrained
  • 3-3 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken in large chunks
  • 2-15 ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2-15 ounce cans Great Northern beans drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro
  • Grated Monterrey Jack cheese


  • Turn Instant Pot on to SAUTE normal.
  • Add olive oil, and swirl to coat inner pot.
  • Stir in onion, and cook until just beginning to be translucent.
  • Add garlic, and cook 30 seconds, stirring regularly.
  • Stir in cumin, coriander, and oregano.
  • Add green chiles with their liquid, and cook, stirring regularly, until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Turn off.
  • Place chicken pieces over green chile mixture, and pour chicken broth over the chicken.
  • Close the lid, and make sure the pressure release valve is turned to "SEALING".
  • Turn Instant Pot to MANUAL pressure and adjust time to 25 minutes.
  • Once the pot reaches pressure, it will begin counting down. The pot should reach pressure within 10-15 minutes.
  • Once it has finished cooking, quick pressure release**, and then remove lid.
  • Stir in drained beans.***
  • Using two forks, carefully shred chicken.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Serve topped with fresh cilantro and grated Monterrey Jack cheese. Other topping ideas include fresh avocado slices and tortilla strips. 


*If you like more green chile flavor, add an additional 4 ounce can diced green chiles. If you like more heat, use hot green chiles. 
**For a quick pressure release, simply (and carefully) turn the pressure release valve from SEALING to VENTING. 
***If you'd like a thicker chili, mash half of the beans before stirring them in. 
****WW Freestyle Points (without cheese): 0. 
*****Nutrition values are estimates. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 700mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.7mg