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Instant pot chicken chili

Instant Pot Chicken Chili

This Instant Pot Chicken Chili is a delicious green chili that's simple to make and only requires a few ingredients. It's made without beans or tomatoes for a tasty, flavorful chili that's lower in carbs!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Chili, instant pot chicken chili, Instapot, white chicken chili
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 253kcal
Author Nancy Buchanan


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • lbs. chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  • 16 oz. salsa verde


  • 2 packages queso fresco (crumbled, or sour cream)
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 8 radishes, chopped fine
  • 8 springs cilantro (optional)


  • Set the Instant Pot to the sauté setting on medium. 
  • Add the vegetable oil. 
  • Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently until the onion begins to soften. 
  • Add the garlic, and stir for another minute. 
  • Add the cumin and oregano and stir for another minute. 
  • Pour ½ of the salsa verde into the pot. Top with the chicken breasts and pour the remaining salsa verde over the chicken.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the valve to “sealing,” and select “manual”. Set the timer for 10 minutes.
  • Once the timer is up, let the pressure release naturally (will take 8-10 minutes).
  • After the pressure has come down, open the lid, transfer the chicken to a medium bowl, and shred with a fork.
  • Return the chicken to the pot and stir to combine with the rest of the ingredients.


This recipe is for 8 servings of chili.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
For longer storage, place in an airtight container in the freezer and consume within 3 months.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.1g | Protein: 30.1g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.9g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 71.9mg | Sodium: 542.9mg | Potassium: 615.6mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 3.3g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.6mg | Net carbs: 5.3g