Go Back
+ servings
black bowl filled with white chicken chili

Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker White Chicken Chili

Cream white chicken chili is a great alternative to a red chili sauce. It's loaded with Tex-Mex flavors and is ready in less then 40 minutes.
Print Pin
Course: instant pot, Main Meal, Soups/Stews/Comfort Food
Cuisine: TexMex/American
Keyword: Instant pot, pressure cooker, Tex Mex
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Natural Release time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Laura Franco


  • 1 lbs chicken breast or thighs
  • 2 15 oz. cans of white beans
  • 1/2 diced onion
  • 1 diced jalapeno - seeds and ribs removed leave the seeds and ribs if you want the chili very spicy
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 16 oz. chicken broth
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups corn


  • fresh lime slices
  • tortilla chips
  • sour cream
  • fresh cilantro
  • pepitas or other nuts


  • Set pressure cooker on saute.
  • Add olive oil, diced onion and diced jalapeno.
  • Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Slice corn off the cob, add it to the pressure cooker and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Rise the beans in cool water and add them to the pressure cooker.
  • Add spices and chicken breast.
  • Break cream chesse into peices with your fingers and add it on top of the chicken.
  • Set the pressure cooker to 15 minutes with 10-minute natural release.
  • When pressure cooker is down, carefully remove the chicken breasts. Place them in a large bowl.
  • Using 2 forks, shred the chicken and return the shredded chicken to the pressure cooker. Serve hot chili from the pressure cooker bowl.


Krazy Kitchen Mom Tips
  • This recipe makes great leftovers. Just store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the chili in a microwave-safe dish, cover loosely with a paper towel, and microwave 30 seconds at a time until hot.
  • Serve this chili with a side of cornbread to make a whole meal. Don't have time to make cornbread? No worries, buy cornbread muffins at your grocery store in the bakery department.