Instant Pot White Chicken Chili
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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is a quick-and-easy weeknight meal that’s got that “cooked all day” kinda feel. It’s packed full of chicken, corn, beans, green chilies, and a warm, perfectly balanced blend of spices. It’s great on its own, but for extra perfection: load it up with tortilla chips, cilantro, cheese, and a squeeze of lime! A healthy protein packed meal that you’ll love!
Let’s face it, chili season is a very important season. Around here we LOVE White Chicken Chili, Bacon Cheeseburger Chili, The BEST classic beef chili, Chili Cheese Spaghetti Bake, etc. If it’s got a chili vibe- sign us up for good.
This Instant Pot White Chicken Chili recipe is a little different from your run of the mill chili recipe that tends to be made with beef and a red tomato-y base. This version is generously stuffed with beans, sweet corn, chiles, and chicken to bulk it up and then spiced up perfectly from an array of seasonings to bring that chili taste all the way home. In this recipe we make it creamy by adding half and half and cream cheese, but if you don’t do dairy feel free to skip those.
Why we love this recipe
It’s no secret that the crockpot version of this recipe is a long time fan favorite. There have been ballads written about this white chicken chili recipe. This chili has won competitions! It’s fed us a long winters nights! It’s come in clutch as a freezer friendly meal too. In a nutshell (bowl), It’s just a really good recipe. This Instant Pot version is kind of like taking the highway instead of country roads to get to your destination, okay? It’s fast. It’s easy. It gets you from point a to point b quicker. And who doesn’t want to be shoving a big ol’ spoonful of white chicken chili into their mouth just a bit quicker?
Can you believe it only takes 18 minutes in the Instant Pot? Well okay, it does take a little time for the Instant Pot to get up to pressure… so maybe 30ish minutes total. But seriously, Creamy White Chicken Chili cooked to perfection so quickly? Hellooo, sign me up! Big fan of the Instant Pot on busy nights. Huge fan. It literally packs flavor into something that should have definitely cooked all day for the same taste
Ohhhh yeah. I know you’ll ask: Here’s the Instant Pot I use!
Ingredients you need:
Gather the goods!
- 2 cans Great Northern Beans
- 2 small cans o’ Green Chiles- Unless you Love spice, make sure they’re mild. Because if you get the hot kind… it’s gonna get all kinds of spicy, not a bad thing- but just something to note especially if your feeding little ones.
- Low sodium Chicken Broth
- A variety of perfectly balanced spices: cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, pepper, and Lawry’s Seasoned salt.
- raw boneless skinless chicken breast (chicken thighs or a mixture of thighs and breast works well here too!)
- corn (canned, fresh, or frozen works here!)
- half and half
- light cream cheese
How to make White Chicken Chili in the Instant Pot
First, Add all the ingredients into the Instant Pot.
Wait wait… Don’t add the Cream Cheese or Half & Half, okay? We’ll add those later.
Place the lid on and seal. Switch the valve to the “sealing” position, and pressure cook on Manual High Pressure for 15 minutes. When it’s done cooking and the timer beeps, let it naturally depressurize for 10 minutes, then switch the valve to the “venting” position to completely release the steam before opening. I like to throw a towel over the valve and use a wooden spoon to release the steam, but it’s not absolutely necessary. However you release the pressure on your Instant Pot, be safe and remember that the steam will be hot that shoots out of the valve!
Remove the cooked chicken breast from the Instant Pot. Place it in a bowl or on a cutting board, and shred it up with two forks. I like it to be a little more piece-y so I don’t shred it with a mixer, but if you like super small shreds you can grab a hand held mixer and mix it quickly that way.
Add the shredded chicken back into the instant pot along with half and half. Add the cream cheese into smaller chunks so that it melts easier. Stir everything together well, then put the cover back on, and let it simmer for about 10 minutes to let the cream cheese melt into the chili. Salt and pepper to taste.
Yum tip: I like to squeeze some lime juice in at this point to to brighten up the flavors.
- chunks of fresh avocado
- crushed up tortilla chips or tortilla strips
- cheddar cheese or queso fresco
- fresh cilantro
- fresh chopped tomatoes
- thinly sliced jalapeños for a kick of spice
- dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt
- lime wedges
If you’re not feelin’ like a fancy bowl of Instant Pot White Chicken Chili loaded with a bazillion toppings, don’t sweat it! It’s all gravy, because they aren’t needed. This chili all by itself tastes like angels made it. I usually chop up just a bit of cilantro (if I have it), and do a squeeze of fresh lime. Because delicious Mexican cuisine and fresh lime go together like tacos and Tuesday!
What to serve with White Chicken Chili
Instant Pot White Chicken Chili tends to be a fulfilling meal on its own especially if you add toppings, but I like to serve it on top of cilantro lime rice or with a yummy slice of cornbread from time to time too.
Storing, Reheating, and Freezing
My second favorite part about this recipe is that it reheats so well after being kept in the fridge or in the freezer!
Fridge storage: Add to a container with a tight fitting. It should keep well for 4-5 days.
Freezer storage: place cold instant pot white chicken chili in a freezer safe container and seal. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Reheating: You can reheat by placing it in a sauce pan on the stove top and heating over low until warmed or place chili in a microwave safe bowl and heat until warm.
Thick. Chili is always on the thick side to make it a filling and hearty meal. It should not be super broth-y.
In this recipe, we make it with chicken breast, great northern beans, diced green chilis, corn, and spices. We finish it off with a little cream cheese for creaminess.
It should take around 10-20 minutes. It will depend on how much liquid there is. I do a manual release after 10 minutes.
Instand Pot White Chicken Chili was originally posted on 05/10/2019 and updated on 08/19/2022 with new recipe photos, recipe clarity, and tips and tricks.
Instant Pot White Chicken Chili
- 2 lbs chicken breast, trimmed, raw
- 2- 15.5 oz cans Great Northern Beans (3 cups) drained, but not rinsed
- 2- 4 oz cans mild green chiles
- 2 cups corn frozen, canned (drained), or fresh
- 1-¾ cup chicken broth low sodium if available
- 2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp kosher salt reduce by half if using regular table salt or sea salt
- 1 tsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper more or less depending on spice preference, remember you can add spice.. but you can’t really take it out
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 4 oz light cream cheese cut into small chunks
- In the Instant Pot, add all of the ingredients above EXCEPT for the cream cheese and half and half.
- Place the Instant Pot lid onto the pot and securely lock the lid in place. Set to Manual High Pressure for 16 minutes. When 16 minutes is up and the timer beeps, let the pressure naturally release for about 10 minutes. Then press the valve down with a wooden spoon to do a quick release.
- Remove chicken from pot, and shred with two forks. Stir shredded chicken back into the pot, along with the small chunks of cream cheese and half & half. Put the Instant Pot lid back on, and simmer for about 5 minutes to let the cream cheese melt into your chili.
These are delicious! The girls loved them!
Hi I was wondering, if I double the recipe in my Instant pot, do I cook it for longer?
I would add an extra 4 minutes if doubling
Love this recipe! Favorite of friends and family. I use half hot and half mild chilies and add 1T masa at the end. Adds a great corn flavor and thickens it a little for very few extra calories.
Good idea with the masa! Thanks for sharing!
Absolutely love this recipe and make it often! I like to measure out the spices for the current day’s recipe and make an extra side blend of them so it is even faster the next time I make it. So simple and this makes it even more so! I will say I have used the crock pot version 1x and the black pepper and cayenne pepper measurements are much more and way too spicy for me. I use somewhere in the middle of the two!
Another delicious recipe! Easy to make and super flavorful. Good on it’s own, and even better with all the fixings on top.
Can you do this recipe or the crock pot one for those of us who don’t have either?
Hi Anna! Here’s the crockpot version =)
The best chili!!! So delicious and cozy.
So happy you love, Caitlin!! thanks for letting me know! =]
So delish. Not quite a winner with my kids yet, but my husband and I love it.
One point of confusion though…it says a serving is 1 1/2 cups and there are 8 servings. I’ve made it twice and both times there was definitely not enough for 8 people to have 1 1/2 cups. So am I reading it wrong? Is it one 1/2 cup?
Hi Yen! I have finally made the Instant Pot version again and updated the nutritional info. I apologize, somewhere something got confused on this recipe. I think I may have gotten something mixed up since there are two versions of white chicken chili on my site.
Here is updated nutritional info and points. The recipe makes 6 one and a half cup servings. This rarely happens, but every once and awhile I updated something and mess up. I’m so sorry for the inconvenience.
Serving size: 1 and 1/2 heaping cups (does not include any toppings)
WW Points: 3
345 calories. Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 690mg, Sugars: 5g, Added sugars: 0g, Sugar Alcohol: 0g, Carbohydrates: 33, Net Carbs: 26g, Fiber: 7g, Protein: 44g
Star, I am so appreciative of the work you put in, both for the original AND double checking things when I had questions. Thank you for taking those steps and making the updates! I’m making this again today because it’s just so good!
This recipe is easy, economical, and delicious! My husband and I love it, and even my picky eaters will go for this!
This is our favorite recipe. We can hardly wait until it’s done every time I cook it. Never look at any other chicken chili recipe because this one is perfect!
Super easy and super delicious! Definitely recommend! The additional toppings are a bonus but not needed at all.
Do you think that this could be made in the crockpot? Or even just on the stove top? For how long would you cook it for each method?
Made it last night, absolutely delicious! So much depth of flavor considering how easy it is to put together and how quickly it’s ready to eat. Definitely putting into heavy rotation!
Sounds great but for the lack of veggies…. I will try it with red peppers, poblano peppers, onions,zucchini,, mushrooms, etc it needs something more…
Star hits it out of the park again! This is DELICIOUS and in our regular rotation. Easy and so yummy!!
so happy you enjoyed it, Carla!
Do you know how many cups of soup this makes?
The recipe says 8 servings at about 1.5 cups each. Hope that helps!
Easy and so delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!
Looks great, but how many grams of sodium does it contain? Need it to calculate how many points on the new Personal Points program.
This is by far one of our favorite recipes! My whole family goes “OOH!” when I tell them it’s for dinner. Do you have updated personal point values? Thank you!
Making in the crock pot instead of instant pot… this is one of my absolute favorites!
Welllllllll, since I’m obsessed with my instant pot and all things chili, this recipe couldn’t be better! So much flavor. I mean, any recipe you’ll find here will be good, but this one is just extra #top21
A staple at our house! Love the creaminess of this chili & just enough heat! #top2021
This is the recipe I pass on anytime I see a friend post a question like “what do I want to make for dinner” or “hit me with favorite recipes, time to mix up the family menu rotation”. It freezes so well, which is important since I live alone. Making up a batch this weekend so I can freeze half for when I have surgery. #top2021
This was so yummy. The only issue I have is mine did not yield 8- 1 1/2 c servings. Not sure what I did wrong.
My husband is not a fan of chili. Not any kind of chili but he loves this. I’ve made it a few times now and while I’m making it I get grunts and groans but then he tastes it and is in love. I sent some leftovers to my sister in laws and she raved about it so much that I made her another batch. I’ve tried several WCC recipes and this is the one for me. Thank you for another great recipe.
That’s so awesome! I love that he loves it after the grunts and groans. Reminds me of someone in my own life! haha
Absolutely love this chicken chili! It’s become one of our favorites.
Thanks for stopping back by here to let me know you loved it, Judy!
This recipe is amazing!!!!! So so easy and came together quickly. Full of flavor!
Had this for supper tonight. Didn’t change a thing. Both my husband and I loved it. I will be making again. I even manually entered the recipe because it’s hard to believe something this food was 2 points. Quick, easy, delicious and leftovers for lunch. Perfect.
Such a great recipe! Highly recommend!!!
Another great one by Star! I will say I DO NOT have an instant pot did this on the stove top. A staple on cool fall evenings or winter nights. So very yummy.
This is one of my favorite recipes EVER! So easy to make and super delicious!
Awesome recipe! Have made this many times and it never disappoints. Freezes great if you are cooking for one.
This is one of my go to meal preps, especially in the winter (but really, year round). It’s unbelievably easy to make and sooo good. Anything I can just throw in the crockpot and it comes out delicious is a win in my book. I usually top mine with some shredded cheese, light sour cream, cilantro, some tortilla strips, and a squeeze of lime.
So easy abs tasty! Perfect weeknight dinner!
Has anyone made this on the stovetop?
This looks delicious? Can it be cooked in the 3 quart Instant Pot?
I can’t tell you how many people I have told
About this recipe and they now have it as a staple in their home.
This recipe is amazing!!
This is the best white chicken chili I’ve ever had and I CANNOT believe how much one serving is for only 269 calories. Filling and delicious and easy. A dream.
OMG! This is the best chili i’ve ever eaten. So easy to make it’s creamy and satisfying. You’d never know it was so low in points. It has a rich and smooth texture. It’s a great meal to freeze. I can pull it out of the freezer and have a hot dinner when I get home from work.
I made this about a month ago and we loved it so much, I’m making it again tonight. It’s delicious!
My family loves so many of your recipes but this is one we have made multiple times. So delicious and hits the spot each time. I always make a double batch for leftovers.
I love many of your recipes but White Chicken Chili is my all time favorite. I have shared this recipe so many times! Coachjen247
This is the BEST white chicken chili recipe. I am making this for dinner tonight, for the 600th time. So much flavor. Santa Fe tortilla strips give it a little extra! <3
I have loved absolutely every recipe I have made from Star’s page. This one has definitely been my most used. Anytime I make this for company I am always asked for the recipe. It is so easy, quick and delicious! What more could you ask for?! Definitely give this dish a try!
Me and my family love @theskinnyishdish. This is one of our main go to’s. It’s super simple, quick because it’s in the instant pot and it’s delicious. Most importantly it’s toddler approved
Not the highest bean fan so wasn’t sure if I’d like this, but it is so, so delicious. Perfect for meal prep and those cold winter nights. @mpg422
I’m pretty sure this is the first recipe of yours I made and it is hands down my favorite. We make it year round and when we find a jar in the freezer its like I won the golden ticket!
This is my favorite go to dinner for a cold winter day. My toddler doesn’t like to eat chicken that isn’t chicken nuggets, but He eats this every time. I recommend it to all my friends and family. @alexxis_marie_
Love love love this recipe. Made it in the instant pot for my parents and they can’t wait to eat it again. Such a great comfort food!
I loooooooooove this chili. It’s so so good and filling. I squeeze lime over my serving right before I eat it.
This is sooo delicious! The seasoning combo really makes this special and delicious. My whole family LOVED it and it will now be in our regular rotation!
Mmmmm this one is my favorite!!!!
This is one of my and my husband’s favorite recipes, soo good, so easy, just the right about if heat.
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This is one of my ALL time favorite recipes!! Star is a genius!! I have recommended this recipe(and so many others!!) To my friends and family and they all love it too! Perfect when you want a warm, filling, delicious and healthy meal!!
This was a hit! I’ve made chicken chili recipes before but this is the best yet and I love how low in points it is! This will be a part of our winter chili rotation for sure. @wosmith
I make this all the time and love it!!! @shaunabarret
One of my absolute favorites!! It’s so macro friendly. I love making this in big batches. It heats up so well!
This has become one of our favorite recipes. My hubby who is not a fan of chicken in things like,well chili, loves this recipe!!! We have it on a regular rotation for family dinner and meal prep. A win for sure!!
OMGOODNESS!!! I absolutely LOVE this recipe! I’ve made it for people I work with, for neighbors, for parties, and for a million dinners! This is my favorite go-to meal for any occasion. I have a neighbor who just asks me to make it just because! Thank you for this one!
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Another great one. I make this almost year round. I am telling you–Star’s recipes never fail. I absolutely love all the recipes you share with us. What a talent and just an awesome person all-around. Thank you for all you share, for your giveaways, for the time and effort you take to share pictures of food and family, all your sweet posts and recipes that you create. It is not lost on us how much work you put forth for our enjoyment. Thank you so so much, Star!!
This is my most made recipe of all time. It always turns out perfectly, and it always hits the spot. So good!
I absolutely love this recipe! Not only does it have AMAZING flavor, but it is SO EASY! Definitely a favorite in this house, and I tell all my friends! @mdfoley22
Love this recipe!! Have made it many times!!! True comfort food!
5 stars. Recipe couldn’t be easier and more delicious. Love having leftovers for easy relatable lunches for work @lisamlaird
Hi! Alyssa_schlener from IG here. This is seriously the BEST recipe! I tell everyone who will listen to make it. Thanks for always giving us the best options for any meal!
This was so good! We call is crack chili.
Such a yummy recipe! Makes a good amount and the family loved it! It is definitely in the rotation for sure!
I love this chili!! I also love the stuffed pepper soup!! I can’t wait to try some of your other recipes like the creamy potato soup and the chicken fajita pasta!! My instagram name is kay.gregory and I would love to win the Circulon pan!!
This is a family favorite! I make it at least once a week and meal prep it for lunches! My favorite recipe of all time!! Yes it’s that good!
One of our favorites in our house. Even my kids love this meal!!
We love this in the Instapot and it was delicious!! Used one can of green chilies and one can of jalapeños for an extra kick!!
A big hit in our house! We all loved it (including the kids). Spice level was perfect – without kids, we could handle more spice but with kids it was perfect! And a big big win for it being in the instant pot. This will be on repeat!
We always add extra hot sauce! So happy everyone enjoyed!!
I made this a few weeks ago on the stove and it was so delicious!! Another winner, Star!!
OMG! This chili is hands down the best I’ve ever had. So flavorful and just a touch spicy. Can’t believe I waited so long to make it. It certainly won’t be the last
This recipe is absolutely amazing! My first time having white chicken chili but it won’t be the last! Thank you for the recipe, can’t wait to try others from your page. They all look so delicious!
I made this today for the second time ever, first was the crockpot version. This may be my favorite chili recipe I’ve come across!
We LOVE this recipe sooooo much! My husband isn’t a fan of soup/chili, but he asks for this one!!! DELICIOUS and soooo flavorful!!!!
So good. My husband is picky, and this was a win. I added 1 extra can of puréed beans, and omitted the heavy cream (for preference). This recipe still lacks nothing, the seasonings are spot-on!
It’s amazing how creamy this is! One of my favorites when I need some comfort.
Don’t know why I waited so long to try this! I’ve been a fan of Star’s recipes for years & they never let me down! I did use a little less cumin than what’s called for (personal preference…I reduce it in most recipes). Soooo good! And don’t wait as long as I did to try it!
One of my absolute FAVORITES!! I can’t tell you how many times I make this every fall/winter. So good!
great recipe! made for my husband’s work and everyone loved it.
I never use my instapot and today, I thought, why the heck not. So I scrounged up the ingredients, most of which I already had on hand, and went on my way to making this. And BOY, was this one of the most delicious thing i’ve ever made! My significant other ate it faster than I’ve ever seen him eat. After one bite, he let out a loud MmmmMmmm, and after finishing his bowl, exclaimed “holy ****, that was the best thing you’ve ever made”! Will definitely add this to a regular rotation! The only change I made was adding sliced jalapeños from a jar instead of the cayenne pepper. I topped ours with a squeeze of lime, reduced fat mexican blend cheese, cilantro, light sour cream, and crumbled tortilla chips.
so so so awesome! I’m happy you got to use your Instant Pot and yall enjoyed it so much!
Love this yummy recipe!
Hands down best white chicken chili. It is so filling and has great macros! The perfect combination of ingredients. It is so creamy! I could eat this all year round!
This is the best Chili I’ve ever found! I have turned so many of my friends on to it and they are not on WW.
I love this recipe! I used to always get the white chicken chili that Wawa sold during the winter season and loved that. This recipe blows that one out of the park by a landslide. It has amazing flavor and super hearty.
This is one of my favorite recipes ever–WW or not. I always have the ingredients on hand and it’s so easy to toss into the instant pot and not worry. I even use frozen chicken without adding time and it comes out great. Lately I’ve been adding a can of diced jalapenos for heat; it adds such a great subtle kick.
This is so easy and so delicious. It’s a huge hit with the whole family every time I make it. We top with corn tortilla strips, cilantro, tomatoes, avocado it’s great! Thanks for the recipe.
Quick, easy, delicious, and filling.
I meal prepped this for lunches this week and it is AMAZING. Super easy to throw together in the instant pot. Only problem was my kids trying to eat it out of my bowl before I could
I can’t get the cream cheese to melt completely even though I cut it in very small cubes.
It might need a lil longer in the crockpot.
This was fabulous! Easy to pull together and forget . . . . we all loved the flavors and consistency was great. Thanks for the great tip on using a mixer to shred the chicken – I’m going to use this on other meats I need to shred. Enjoy your Instagram feed too. Thanks for the yummy recipe. Definitely a keeper! PS: did use boneless chicken thighs rather than breasts since that’s what I had and added a bit more corn since I had it on hand.
This is absolutely delicious! We eat a lot of soup in our house and my husband says this recipe is restaurant quality!
Hi! Do you think this recipe could be doubled and if so should I up the cooking time? My family loves this recipe so much that I want to make it for a crowd tonight!!
Hi Whitney! I think the same time for a doubled recipe would be just fine. I’m so happy you enjoy!
Just to clarify the half and half isnt fat free?
Yep, Regular half and half! Other people have used fat free though and said it tasted just fine
I don’t have an instant pot or a crock pot but I would love to make this recipe! What changes would you recommend for making this with a big pot in the stove? Thank you!
Can you use dried beans and not soak them?
Hi Sara! I’m sorry I haven’t tested this recipe out with dried beans so I’m not entirely sure, but off the top of my head I know it would need more water/broth for dried beans. Let me know if you give it a try!
This recipe is amazing! I put my own spin since I used what I had available. I used a can of Diced tomatoes w/Green chilies and used a whole box of Chicken Stock. I also left out the half and half and Cr Cheese but we added lite sour cream. Have made this several times and even with the mods, I still come back this as the basis of my version. Thanks for all your posts and mostly for the WW Friendliness of them. Look forward to exploring more of your recipes for the Instant Pot which I just got.
Just thought I would share. Last year I took your recipe and made it up for our chili cook off and won 3rd place!!! Haha!!! It’s so yummy! Thanks!
You should try the half and half and cr. cheese, that is what makes it. My husband doesn’t like cr. cheese but he loves this.
This is one of my favorite recipes to have in the fridge for easy low point lunches. I have made it exactly as written, but prefer to leave out the Cream Cheese. I find cream cheese unpleasant in soups, a little too much sweetness. The half and half adds enough creaminess/fat for my taste. Thanks for this tastey recipe!
Is there anything I can substitute for half & half? I have milk & canned condensed milk on hand. Have the cream cheese.
This is amazing! I made a couple of changes because I’m impatient, my son has food allergies (allergic to milk/eggs), and the Louisiana girl in me has to have her rice! I cooked frozen thighs for 25 mins and quick release. doubled all the seasonings, left out the half and half and cream cheese, used a can of regular corn and creamed corn for the thickness and served over rice. I love it and my kids well they are hopeless. (Heaven forbid I put corn in something…)
This was amazing! My husband does not like white chicken Chili, but I convinced him to try it, and he loved it! I have tried different recipes over the years, but this is by far the best I have ever tried. We loved it!
Holy moly this is delicious! This is only the second recipe I’ve made in my instant pot, but it is certainly my favorite! We didn’t have any seasoning salt so I didn’t add that, but it was really flavorful without it! I will be making this many many more times I am sure.
I can’t find Great Northern Beans in cans here in Ontario, Canada. Can I use dry beans? Or is there a close alternative to great northern?
You can try pinto or black beans too! If using black beans just be sure to rinse them off well.
I love this recipe. Best chicken chili I have ever made, and I have tried a lot of different recipes. My husband is a truck driver so I do a lot of meal prep and this recipe works great.- easy to make and reheats reallly well.
1-2-20: I made this over the weekend and did not use the cream cheese or the half & half, to avoid extra calories. Since I do the green plan on WW, I put all the ingredients in the recipe builder and it calculated as 9 points instead of 6. While I was surprised, I still enjoyed the recipe and will make again!
Has anyone froze this? I’m curious how it’ll turn out because of the dairy.
It freezes just fine!
Soooo delicious! My husband is picky and even he loves this- especially with tortilla chips, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime on top! Thank you Star!!!
This was amazing! Thank you. I made it tonight with left over turkey from Thanksgiving. My hubby LOVED it and even went back for seconds ( which is saying something for him! Ha) thanks again I love many of your recipes but this is for sure one of our new favorites!
I’m so happy to hear!
One of my all time faves!! I could eat it every day!!!! DELICIOUS!!!
Did this tonight & it was great BUT…I did have the BURN occur. So removed the pot & chicken. Put chicken in another pot liner & did it separate. Then put the shredded chicken back into the other pot.
I need to read tsp & tbl better as I did all the spices as 2 Tbl, Vs 2 tsp :-(, but was great.
My fiancé’ and I love this recipe. Thank you for sharing. It’s super easy and delicious. How would I use frozen chicken breasts instead of fresh/thawed?
Hi Wendy! I am soooo happy you enjoy. I would add about 5 minutes to the cook time if you use frozen breasts!
I use frozen chicken breasts and still just do 18 minutes and it is perfect. That’s why I love the instant pot and this recipe! So delicious!
This was SO amazingly good!!! I have 2 teenagers and it’s tough finding meals everyone will like that are also healthy. They LOVED this!!! I think I might take out one can of corn and replace it with another can of the beans. But it was good just like it is!
When I put it in my recipe builder it is telling me it is 3 points a serving, what did I do wrong?
Hi Kaitlynn- I’m sorry, but I can’t look at your tracker/recipe builder so I’m not sure. It’s probably just the specific ingredients that you used. I hope you enjoyed!
Hi! I actually just loaded the nutritional info from your recipe page into the recipe builder as well (no products or anything, just your nutritional value) and it says 5 points per serving for blue, not 3…..
Nutritional info includes beans corn and chicken for people who are not doing WW. On WW Blue Plan those ingredients have zero points making it lower in points. I always encourage double checking because I mess up from time to time, but I would use the Recipe Builder on the WW app and load your ingredients in to get the point value. I hope that helps and I hope you enjoy the chili!
This may have already been asked but Could you use non fat Greek yogurt in place of the half and half?
This was awesome! I forgot to buy any “toppings” for it but as you said it really doesn’t need it. Another winner!
I am trying this recipe for the first time and I am using an InstaPot for the first time. t the end of the recipe where you say add the half & half & cream cheese and put the top on and simmer, what do you mean by simmer? Do I turn the InstaPot on something? I don’t see simmer on my IP. Or just keep it closed and let it melt? Thank you.
This was absolutely delicious.
I’m so happy you enjoyed!
For people like me can you please add to the instructions to drain the ingredients in the cans :(. I’ve made the recipe so many times and it’s always runny and I think why did I put to much liquid in and then I use this instant pot recipe and notice by the picture you drained everything lol. I don’t always look at the pictures
Hi Shannon! I’m so sorry. I didn’t realize I didn’t include that in the instructions. I just updated it! I hope you enjoyed it.
Whoop whoop, I did enjoy it. So well we made it again this week lol. 😉 the moms in our homeschool co-op love this soup 🙂
My sister made this on Christmas, so good!! I want to make it; but don’t have an instant pot. Can it be made in a regular crock pot? If so, any idea on timing? Thanks!
Crockpot Creamy White Chicken Chili
Here’s the link to the crockpot version! Enjoy!
Are you supposed to drain the cans prior to placing in the pot?
How many servings does this pot make?
Just started WW on Monday and was excited to try this tonight….ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! So yummy & filling!
Yay!!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Meg!! Good luck on WW too!
How many freestyle points is this? Sounds delicious!
Two, points and nutritional information is always located in the recipe note section. I hope you enjoy!
One word AMAZING!
Is the cook time the same if your chicken is frozen??!
No, you’ll need to add time for frozen chicken. 5 minutes should do the trick. Make sure the chicken is separated and not sticking together. I hope that helps!
This looks awesome! If I double the recipe, do I need to increase the cook time? I am new to the instapot
I am very new to Instant Pot, but I made this and loved it! I am curious if I can put frozen chicken in and if so, do you know how much longer it would need to cook? I’m just trying to make an easy recipe even easier since I always have frozen chicken on hand.
Could I make this in the. Crock pot?
Yep here’s the recipe: https://theskinnyishdish.com/crockpot-creamy-white-chicken-chili/
Can this be made in the crockpot? I don’t yet own an instapot it’s definitely on my list!!
Yep! Here’s the link for the crock pot version: https://theskinnyishdish.com/crockpot-creamy-white-chicken-chili/
Fat free half & half? Or regular? Thanks! Looks delicious!
Recipe is super yummy!!
Question… I was wondering about the nutrition info listed – I get the same smart points when I build the recipe in the WW app, but when I try to use the nutrition listed (300 calories, etc.), the points are really high. Are those nutrition facts for the full pot of chili? Thanks!!
the nutritional information includes ALL ingredients in the recipe (like chicken, corn, and beans) those are zero points on WW. So that makes the difference. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed!
I looked up corn on the green plan though and it DOES count. It isn’t zero points. Just made it and it tastes awesome but for 1 1/2 cups it’s now 16 points and that makes me sad 🙁
Hi Emily one and a half cups isn’t 16 points. I’m not sure how you came to that conclusion but it’s 6 points. I hope that helps make you a bit happier! 6 points for 1.5 cups and so filling. good deal to me. =)
I made this and I want to eat it every night! So easy (which I love) and my Latina mother in law is in town and also loved it. Double bonus as my toddler also devoured it! Thank you again for another bomb recipe.
This soup is absolutely delicious! My husband loved it and it’s even better the next day. Love the instant pot version! Had a great meal in very little time and I used my mixer to shred the chicken, done in less than a minute!
Can this be doubled or would it be too full for the IP.
This is is absolutely delicious and sooo easy!! Do you think the leftovers can be frozen since there is dairy in it?
Thank you for a great recipe!
DELICIOUS! I’ve recently learned of your site and have made a few things, I’ve just not gotten around to writing a review. I’ll start with this chili, it’s the bomb! This will be a regular in my house. Thank you for all you do!
Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for stopping by to let me know. I’m so happy you’re enjoying the recipes!
This was absolutely delicious! Putting this recipe in my regular rotation.
So happy you enjoyed!
My favorite soup is White Chicken Chili! I’ve recently joined WW and came across your site and this was the first recipe to pop up. Of course I had to try it because it’s my favorite and the recipe I have is made with heavy cream and sour cream. Not so nutritional or point worthy, LOL. This was so dang good and tasted almost exactly the same as my recipe! I will definitely be adding this to my lunch prep rotation! So dang delicious. And very easy to make. Thank you!
I’m so happy you were able to find something so close to your own recipe and stay on track better! Glad you loved it!
Too funny! This is my favorite recipe of yours but as you know, your previous version of this is fixed this in the crockpot and guess what? This is what I had for lunch today (this week too). Looking forward to your updated recipe using the IP!!!!
I’m wondering if this will work with non-fat yogurt instead of half and half and cream cheese. What do you think?
Hey Amber, I really don’t know since I haven’t tried it. I actually haven’t used non fat greek yogurt in a soup. If you give it a try, let me know how it goes please! I personally prefer the half and half and cream cheese because it gives it a really creamy and indulgent feel without adding too many calories/points since it’s a smaller amount.