Pressure cooker white chicken chili is a one pot chicken chili that takes raw chicken to delicious shredded chicken in 30 minutes!
Using your Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot, this chicken chili recipe is an adaptation of my creamy delicious stock pot white chicken chili with loads of chicken, corn, and white beans.
I have been making chicken chili for many, many years but usually in the slow cooker. That means I actually have to get up and plan my meal for the day, which Ill be honest, I can be slow at till 4:30 hits. Pressure cookers have made it easy to forget about dinner and still end up with a great food at the end of the day!
Pressure Cooker White Chicken Chili
*recipe adapted to pressure cooking from my own stove top Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe
This recipe is FULL of chicken. I like a chicken chili that is a lot of chicken and so do both of my kids. If you prefer, you can move this to 1 lb of chicken and instead add extra beans. This recipe is also not a spicy chili recipe, its simply a creamy and filling white chicken chili.
You could def spice it up with more cayenne, a dash of hot sauce, additional cumin or adding some of the suggested lime and cilantro.
My kids are low key on the spices, so this is a family friendly non-spicy chili.
- 2 lbs. chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 cans, 15.5 oz. each, great northern beans, un-drained
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup whole whipping cream
- optional: can of corn drained or bag of frozen corn
- toppings like shredded cheese, diced onion, diced tomatoes, and guacamole
- OPTIONAL: While we didn’t have any on hand when I made this chili, I also like to add 1 tablespoon lime and some cilantro in my soup
Frozen versus Thawed Boneless Skinless Chicken
I know that you can cook frozen chicken straight in the pressure cooker and that is really great when you forget to defrost some chicken.
But I have found that the timing is so much easier when the chicken is defrosted, so I am going to write this up for already defrosted chicken.
If you do use frozen chicken, you will need to make sure the chicken is not frozen into a block (as in more than one breast on top of one another, that’s so thick that you will really have to time it out so its not raw in the center).
Shredded Chicken in the Ninja Foodi
The first time I attempted chicken in my pressure cooker it ended up super dry. I have since figured out that moisture matters. The pressure cooker is building up pressure/steam and basically fast cooking your food and I was under watering my food and drying it out.
You won’t have to worry about your shredded chicken being dry in this chili recipe. It’s full of chicken broth and the chicken will shred super easy once cooked. You can also cook your raw chicken together with all the ingredients, so this is a one pot recipe.
Can I use any other Beans?
I use Great northern beans in my white chicken chili, but Cannellini beans work great too. You could also add both to your pot!
Chicken Chili in the Ninja Foodi
Add all chili ingredients (spices, corn, beans, broth, etc.), EXCEPT THE DAIRY (sour cream and whipping cream) into Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker pot (in the NF its the gray ceramic pot).
Turn pressure cooker on HIGH for 20 minutes.
It will take some time to come up to pressure and then the count down will start.
Once its complete, move your seal to QUICK RELEASE (I use a fork to move mine over so I do not get burned)
- Chicken should be fall apart cooked.
- Either shred chicken directly in the pot with tons or pull it out and shred on a cooking board and add back to pot.
- Now that chicken and veggies are cooked, add sour cream and whipping cream and whisk in.
The best part of chicken chili (and really all chili) are the toppings!
As suggested above, add cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, onions, salsa, guacamole, black olives, bits of avocado and serve up with air fried tortilla chips to dip.
More Ninja Foodi Recipes
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