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Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe In An Instant Pot

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Indulge in the ultimate comfort food without compromising your health goals with this Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe In An Instant Pot. Whether you’re on the lookout for an easy, hearty, and healthy chili recipe that the whole family can enjoy while staying mindful of Weight Watchers points, you’re in for a treat!

This White Bean Chicken Chili is packed with the goodness of great northern beans, navy beans, and cannellini beans. It gives you the flexibility to pick your favorite bean variety. It’s a fantastic way to satisfy your cravings without compromising your goals.

The Absolute Best White Chicken Chili Ever

This Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is a great choice for your taste buds and your weight loss journey. It’s a delicious recipe that offers all the traditional chili flavors without compromising your health goals.

Make a big batch and freeze leftovers in an airtight container. Heat the chili up for a quick and satisfying meal whenever you’re craving a bowl of comfort. Plus, it’s so good that even your family members who aren’t on the WW program will love it! 

It is the perfect dish and an easy recipe to make in your favorite way for your family. You can top it with sour cream, add extra veggies or even use a spicy broth.  One of the best things about this white chili is that it is a great recipe that’s easy to make your own.

Remember, using the WW app’s recipe builder can help you track your daily values and Smart Points accurately. Enjoy your journey towards a healthier you!

And for those who prefer to cook in a Dutch oven, don’t worry; we’ve got variations to this amazing chili.

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Here’s how to create this culinary masterpiece!

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 Pressure Cooker


  • 1 lb skinless chicken breasts, boneless
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 cans white beans 15 ounces each great northern, navy, or cannellini
  • 1 can diced green chilies 4 ounces
  • 4 cups chicken broth opt for low-sodium for a healthier option
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup salsa whether homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • juice of 1 lime
  • fresh cilantro leaves for garnish optional
  • cheddar cheese optional
  • tortilla chips optional


Sauté the Aromatics

  • Set your Instant Pot to "Sauté" mode and add a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic until they become fragrant and translucent, about 3-4 minutes

Add Chicken and Spices

  • Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and add them to the Instant Pot.
  • Sprinkle in the chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Sauté until the chicken is lightly browned.

Pressure Cook

  • Pour in the chicken broth, white beans, diced green chilies, salsa verde, and regular salsa. Stir everything together.
  • Close the Instant Pot, set it to "Manual" or "Pressure Cook" mode, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Once the cooking cycle is complete, use the quick release to depressurize the Instant Pot.

Creamy Finish

  • Open the Instant Pot and stir in the plain Greek yogurt and lime juice. This adds creaminess and a refreshing zing to your chili.
  • Let it sit for a couple of minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Serve and Garnish

  • Ladle the chili into bowls. Top with fresh cilantro leaves and cheddar cheese if desired.
  • Serve with tortilla chips for a satisfying crunch.

Enjoy Your Zero-Point Delight

  • Dive into this flavorful and healthier version of White Chicken Chili, knowing that it aligns with your weight loss goals. It's a great option for Weight Watchers, with zero points for many plans.
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Need to Use A Dutch Oven?

The preparation begins in a large pot or Dutch oven. You’ll sauté onions over medium heat until they turn translucent, releasing their sweet aroma. 

This step is the foundation of many amazing recipes, including this one. Then follow the instructions above and cook on medium heat for 35 minutes.

Slow Cooker

Whether you’re cooking in an Instant Pot, Crock Pot or a Dutch oven, this white bean chicken chili will be a hit in your kitchen. The same instructions apply. You will need to sauté the onions in a different pan. Cook in the slow cooker for 2-3 hours on low heat.

It’s a flavorful journey to culinary delight. This is perfectly suited for your Weight Watchers journey! This chili is a great flavorful white bean chili perfect for any time of year!

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