Pressure Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe

Pressure Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe

How To Make Pressure Cooker White Chicken Chili

Cooked in the pressure cooker, this mouthwatering white chicken chili is creamy with a twist to the usual red spicy soup. It has peppers, spices, and beans.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 4clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1large green bell pepper,seeded, chopped
  • 2large jalapeno peppers,seeded, chopped, leave the seeds in for more spice
  • 3celery stalks,chopped
  • 1medium yellow onion,chopped
  • 2tspcumin,ground
  • 2tspdried oregano
  • 1tspcoriander,ground
  • ¼tspcayenne pepper,optional
  • 2tspsalt
  • 15ozcannellini beans,(2 cans) or 3 cups homemade beans, rinsed, drained
  • lbschicken breasts,boneless, skinless, tenders or thighs
  • 1cupchicken broth
  • 1cupsour cream
  • ½cupfresh cilantro,chopped


  1. Select the Ssauté setting on your pressure cooker and heat the olive oil and garlic for 2 minutes, until the garlic is bubbling.

  2. Add the bell pepper, jalapeños, celery, and onion, and sauté for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are softened.

  3. Add the cumin, oregano, coriander, cayenne, and salt and sauté for about 1 minute more, until aromatic.

  4. Pour the beans over the vegetables, layer the chicken pieces on top, and pour in the broth. Do not stir. 

  5. Secure the lid on the pressure cooker in its sealing position.

  6. Cancel the sauté program, then select the manual setting and set the cooking time for 15 minutes at high pressure. (The pot will take about 10 minutes to come up to pressure before the cooking program begins.) 

  7. Perform a quick pressure release by moving the pressure cooker’s lid to its vented position, or let the pressure release naturally.

  8. At this point, the chili can be kept on the pressure cooker’s Keep Warm setting for up to 10 hours, then continue with the recipe when you’re ready to serve.

  9. When the pressure has fully released, open the pot and use a pair of tongs to remove the chicken to a carving board or dish.

  10. Using a pair of forks, break up the chicken into shreds.

  11. Add the shredded chicken back to the pot along with the sour cream and cilantro and stir to combine.

  12. Taste for seasoning and add more salt, if needed.

  13. Ladle the chili into bowls.

  14. Serve hot, with tortillas or cornbread on the side.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe can also be cooked using leftover shredded or diced cooked chicken or turkey. Reduce the cooking time to 5 minutes at high pressure.
  • For a thicker chili: After the chili is cooked, stir in 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon of water. Use the pressure cooker’s Sauté setting to simmer the chili for 1 to 2 minutes until it thickens.
  • For a dairy-free chili, leave out the sour cream.
  • For stovetop pressure cookers, sauté the vegetables, herbs, and spices as directed, over medium heat. Cook the chili for 8 minutes at High Pressure, perform a quick or natural pressure release, then continue with the recipe as written, shredding the chicken and adding it back to the pot with the sour cream and cilantro.


  • Calories: 584.84kcal
  • Fat: 24.01g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.39g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.45g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.64g
  • Fiber: 12.47g
  • Sugar: 5.24g
  • Protein: 42.99g
  • Cholesterol: 93.71mg
  • Sodium: 798.45mg
  • Calcium: 260.61mg
  • Potassium: 1795.94mg
  • Iron: 9.30mg
  • Vitamin A: 114.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 32.46mg
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