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Instant Pot Chicken Chili Recipe

This Instant Pot chicken chili recipe has a distinctly Mexican vibe with black beans, Rotel tomatoes and Mexican spices.

Your family will gobble this Mexican style chicken chili right up. You choose the heat of your rotel tomatoes to suit your tastes.

This is a rich chicken stew full of healthy ingredients found in your pantry. It’s easy to make and it’s delicious as leftovers.

Cheesy, creamy and delicious. This chicken chili takes just two large chicken breasts to feed your whole family a delectable dinner.

Instant Pot Chicken Chili In A White Bowl

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Chicken Chili Instant Pot Recipe:

Chicken Chili Dinner
Garnish with a colby cheese blend for extra flavor.

Ingredients:

The added boost of Ranch dry mix gives this chicken dinner a rich flavor that works wonderfully with bacon. Yep It has bacon in there too. Its a winner winner chicken dinner. Plus it’s easy.

Chicken Chili Ingredients
All the ingredients for Instant Pot Mexican chicken chili.

Substitutions and Ingredient Notes:

  • Ro-Tel tomatoes come in several options. Choose whichever heat suits your family.
  • Use canned or frozen corn. both work fine.
  • Black beans can be traded for any canned bean. Cannellini beans are very popular. We use them in our white chili chicken. Kidney beans are also good.
  • We used fresh chicken breasts. Frozen chicken breasts will also work in this recipe but may extend the cooking time somewhat.
Instant Pot White Chicken Chili-Pin Image
Tender chicken breast in a creamy taco broth with corn and black beans. Our Mexican style chicken chili recipe is hearty, delicious and easy to make. Simply put it all in your instant pot and you have an easy, white chicken chili weeknight dinner.

Cooking Options:

I’m giving you a few methods to cook this recipe. The instant pot will slow cook this recipe beautifully and we recommend slow cooking for this recipe.

OR you can use the stew function or even Manual High pressure with adjustments for a quicker dinner.

Chicken Chili
Serve this yummy chili with shredded colby cheese.

Slow cooker Chicken Chili:

We chose to use the crockpot chicken chili method for our video. We prefer slow cooking this recipe since it has so much cheese.

Cheese is best cooked at lower temperatures without pressure.

We also cooked the bacon on the stove instead of using the sautè function.

Follow the video demonstration for this method and the recipe card also has complete instructions. This chili is a wonderful slow cooker recipe.

The only thing to remember about slow cooking in the instant pot is you DON’T lock and seal the pressure lid. Use an instant pot glass lid (be sure to buy the one that fits your pot).

You may also use other lids that fit the top of your pot. You do NOT want to pressurize cook when slow cooking in the instant pot.

Stew Function One Pot Method:

The stew function is using pressure to hurry this chili. It’s a bit harder on the dairy. We recommend you Stir in the cheeses after adding back the shredded chicken for this method.

  • Set your instant pot to saute.
  • Cook bacon until done.
  • Remove bacon and drain it. Set aside.
  • Rinse the pot and follow assembly instructions as listed in recipe, picture gallery and the video.
  • When the chili is fully assembled set the instant pot to stew function.
  • Seal the lid. Quick release. (for frozen chicken natural release).
  • Remove chicken and shred. Return to pot with cheese.
  • Stir and serve.

Manual High Pressure:

You can cook it under manual high pressure. Set the time to 20 minutes if you do and Natural release if you are using frozen chicken breasts.

This method can be hard on the dairy products. Hold all the cheeses until adding the shredded chicken if you are trying to really hurry this recipe with high pressure.

Chicken Chili Visual Walkthrough:

Here is a quick visual guide to the steps in our slow cooker method. Please also watch our video for a complete recipe demonstration.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Make our homemade flour tortillas and use this chili as a filling. Add shredded lettuce and tomatoes. Viola. Delicious chicken tacos!
  • Cook some rice and fold rice and chili into a tortilla for an awesome chicken burrito.
  • Serve it with tortilla chips and salsa on the side.

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Instant Pot Chicken Chili In A White Bowl
Yield: 8

Instant Pot Chicken Chili Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

This Instant Pot chicken chili recipe has a Mexican vibe with black beans, Rotel tomatoes and Mexican spices.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked bacon-chopped
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1-15 oz. can corn
  • 1-15 oz. can black beans
  • 1-8 oz. can Ro-Tel tomatoes (any heat)
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 packet of ranch dry seasoning
  • 2 Cups low sodium Chicken broth
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 oz. colby shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Chop bacon into one inch pieces.
  2. Cook bacon until done. Set aside.
  3. Add corn, black beans and Ro-tel tomatoes.
  4. Pour in all of the spices.
  5. Add chicken broth.
  6. Crumble cooked bacon over all
  7. Set the cream cheese on top.
  8. Set the crock pot or instant pot to slow cook function for six hours.
  9. When the time is up remove the chicken breasts to a wooden board.
  10. Shred the chicken.
  11. Put back in the slow cooker.
  12. Add cheese, stir and serve.

Notes

Cooking options:

  1. Slow cook as directed in the instructions.
  2. Use your stew function. PUT THE CHEESE in with the shredded chicken for this method. Natural release if the chicken breasts are frozen.
  3. Use manual high pressure for 20 minutes. Hold all the cheeses until after cooking. Add them in with the shredded chicken. Natural release if using frozen chicken breasts.


Serving Suggestions:

  • Make our homemade flour tortillas and use this chili as a filling. Add shredded lettuce and tomatoes. Viola. Delicious chicken tacos!
  • Cook some rice and fold rice and chili into a tortilla for an awesome chicken burrito.
  • Serve it with tortilla chips and salsa on the side.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 423Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 91mgSodium 894mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 28g

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