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White Chicken Chili (Instant Pot)

  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Halal


Purity in your thoughts, brings out love and peace. When there’s purity in your ingredients, have you wondered how would they resonate? This dish is a beautiful rendition of how divine a dish can be.


  1. 2 teaspoon olive oil
  2. 1 onion (chopped ) 
  3. 5 garlic pods (minced) 
  4. 1 green chili 
  5. 1 tomato (chopped) 
  6. 1/2 cup sweet corn 
  7. 1/2 cup white beans
  8. 1/2 teaspoon paprika (chili powder) 
  9. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 
  10. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
  11. 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 
  12. 1/4 teaspoon oregano 
  13. 1/4 teaspoon mixed Italian herbs 
  14. 1 chicken breast 
  15. 1/2 cup chicken stock 
  16. 1/2 cup buttermilk 
  17. 1/3 cup fresh cream (half and half) 
  18. A pinch of cumin powder 
  19. Cilantro 


  • Press the “ saute” button in the instant pot, add 2 tsp of olive oil, once the oil heats up add 1 onion (chopped), 6 pods of minced garlic, 1 green chili. Stir and cook till the flavor of garlic is evident. 
  • Add 1 chopped tomato, 1/2 cup sweet corns, and 1/2 cup white beans. 
  • Add all the spice powders and chicken breast. 
  • Add 1/2 cup chicken stock, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1/3 cup fresh cream, salt. 
  • Secure with the lid, pressure cook for 20 minutes in high pressure, and naturally allow the pressure to release. 
  • Using a saddle shred the chicken, sprinkle cumin powder, and select “saute” cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle cilantro and serve. 


Suggested white beans – Cannellini Beans, the Great Northern or Navy Beans

For quick cooking – pour boiling water over the beans for a quick soak and let them stay for an hour.

Cooking the beans with chicken stock is even more flavourful

Chicken thighs can also be used instead of chicken breasts, when cooking in a slow cooker

For dairy-free, skip the cream and blend some of the cooked beans for a rich creamy puree

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: white chicken chili recipe, instant pot, white bean chicken chili