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Easy Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

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I absolutely love chili especially Instant Pot Chili, however, I hate the beans. This was my first go at Keto White Chicken Chili in the Instant Pot and it turned out great.

My family loved this instant pot chicken chili had no idea it was keto chicken chili.

You basically dump and cook this recipe and within a short cook time, you are ready to fill your dinner bowls with delectable soup.


Can you cook raw chicken in an instant pot?

The instant pot is such a magical gadget that you can cook chicken, or any other meats, fresh/raw or frozen,

What are good toppings for chili?

1. Avocado
2. Sour Cream
3. Tortilla Strips
4. Shredded cheese

What does adding vinegar to chili do?

Adding a little vinegar to your chili gives it a little different flavor. It enhances and adds to the flavor.

instant pot with a white bowl in front of it with white chicken chili in it with 2 avocado slices on it

It is painless and hearty and only has 3 net carbs per serving.

This is the perfect soup to serve up if you are on a low carb diet trying to watch your intake.

I recently started a low carb diet, and this soup was a blessing.

Many people get fired up to start a diet and then day two or three they fall off the wagon.

Now I am not judging as I have been guilty of this in the past, and I figured out my issue with dieting.

Chicken Chili in The Instant Pot No Beans

I absolutely love chili, however, I hate the beans. This was my first go at Instant Pot White Chicken Chili and it turned out amazing. #instantpot #keto #lowcarb #chicken #healthy #chili

I struggled so much with finding lunches and dinners that fit into my diet plan but were appealing to me. I don’t want to eat the same three things over and over again that has no flavor.

That is where I gained the inspiration to make this Instant Pot white chicken chili. It fit into the carb intake and offered rich and creamy flavors that actually were pleasing to my palate.

I topped it with some avocado, to up the protein a little bit, and it was amazing. The kids even ate it, which was a huge win for me. Then I used the leftovers to meal prep for a few days for me.

A Perfect Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Recipe

It made sticking to this lower-carb diet a lot easier, and I can even freeze this soup and reheat for later too.

This is a great instant pot frozen chicken recipe, that you can add to your list.

I didn’t have any thawed chicken handy, so I used frozen chicken and it cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot in no time.

It was tender and juicy and shredded perfectly for little bites of chicken in each a bite of this instant pot white chicken chili.

blue bowl on a red and white kitchen towel with white chicken chili instant pottopped with avocado, cheese, sour cream and cilantro

 You can also grab other toppings to let your family add what they want for added flavor.

A dollop of sour cream, a splash of hot sauce, oyster crackers for dipping, and each member of the family can customize the soup so that they enjoy every drop of it.

I loved being able to create this chicken chili with no beans to fit my diet needs.

So often I see chili recipes that use beans, and I finally brainstormed, why not get in the kitchen and make a chili that fits what I want. Instead of taking time searching, just play around and see what comes out of it.

To my surprise, a new favorite chili recipe came out of it.

Keto Chicken Chili

I have been making this chili for a while now and so glad I took the time to try because the flavors are perfect, and I am happy with the creamy texture, it makes for a comforting bowl of chili.

This recipe would be extremely easy to adapt to the slow cooker or even the stovetop, you will just need to adjust the amount of time.

You can even add some bell pepper, or dried beans and top with some tortilla chips to top this white chicken if you don’t need it to be low carb.

This creamy white chicken chili recipe will become a fast family favorite. And the best part is that it’s done in 30 minutes or less when pressure cooking it.

Instant Pot Chili

blue bowl on a red and white kitchen towel with keto chicken chili topped with avocado, cheese, sour cream and cilantro

Check out these great Keto and Low Carb Recipes for your Instant Pot

Low Carb Pizza Stuffed Peppers Recipe in the Instant Pot

Low Carb Instant Pot Chicken and Tomato Basil Pesto

Instant Pot Low Carb, Loaded Cauliflower Soup

Useful Tools For This Recipe:

Shredder Claws are a huge help for getting your chicken shredded in seconds. Just cook your chicken and then use the claws to help pull apart the meat.

It shreds the chicken beautifully. You can use this on other cuts of meat like pork or beef as well for the same shredding results.

A perfect soup for any time of year. I especially love eating this on cold winter days, or chilly spring days where it is raining outside.

Grab yourself a bowl of this chicken chili and curl up on your couch with a warm fuzzy blanket, and just enjoy your day at home watching Netflix or binging your latest DVR’s.

Chicken Chili in The Instant Pot No Beans
Yield: 8

Chicken Chili in The Instant Pot No Beans

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Instant pot chicken chili is like your traditional white chicken chili, except in the instant pot. This is a keto chicken chili, it doesn't have beans.


  • 1 1/2 pounds frozen chicken breast
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 20 ounces chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 oz diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 4.5 oz Old El Paso™ Green Chiles
  • Shredded Mexican cheese, optional, for garnish
  • Avocado, optional, for garnish
  • Sour cream, optional, for garnish


  1. Place frozen chicken into the pressure cooker.
  2. Add all other ingredients except anything that is for garnish, adding cream cheese last.
  3. Cook at high pressure for 15 minutes then NPR 15 minutes and QR any additional pressure.
  4. Remove lid and carefully remove chicken and shred then stir all ingredients together.
  5. Serve with any of the above garnishes or any of your favorites.

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Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 207Saturated Fat 5gCholesterol 85mgSodium 1099mgCarbohydrates 3gSugar 1gProtein 20g

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Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

I haven’t made this yet but plan to tonight. I just wanted to comment and say that typically you don’t add dairy products to the Instantpot until after you’ve cooked all your food. I haven’t ever done it but I’ve read it’s a no-no. Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I will be making this tonight.


Friday 15th of January 2021

What is the serving sizes? Is it just me that is confused by this? Yes, it’s 1/8th of the recipe.... but does it equal to a cup, half cup? How many ozs? I’m on keto and trying to track my macros very precisely and don’t want to mess up the serving size..

Melissa Broome

Tuesday 11th of February 2020

Oh my gooooooosh this is freaking delicious. Going into the rotation for sure. Everyone had seconds and wanted more. I will double next time and have extras for lunches. Thank you for posting!


Tuesday 21st of January 2020

So I am new to the whole insta pot thing, but this was a win!! I made a couple of adjustments, though; I used a about 2.4 pounds of chicken, used 2 cans of hot chilies, doubled all the spices, except salt, and it was awesome!! I added the cream cheese prior to pressure cooking, and used a hand mixer in the pot to shred the chicken. (The cream cheese was melted already) Topped with avocado, cilantro Mexican blend cheese, and sour cream- yum!!

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