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Instant Pot® Yardbird Chili with White Beans

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars

"White chicken chili using dry great northern beans cooked in a multi-functional pressure cooker. You can make this ahead of time using the pressure-cook mode and then switch over to slow-cooker mode."
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1 h 45 m servings 330
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Pour in oil. Add chicken pieces to the hot oil and saute until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes more.
  2. Add enchilada sauce, dry beans, broth, green chiles, oregano, and cumin to the pot. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 45 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, at least 25 minutes to allow beans to fully cook. Unlock and remove the lid. Garnish chili with shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend and cilantro.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use chicken thighs in place of breasts, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 330 calories; 10.7 39.7 20 27 977 Full nutrition

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I've made this recipe twice in the last month and we just love it! The instant pot makes it so easy. The only change I made the second time around was to cut the beans back by half a cup (this...

Since our instantpot is the 3 quart size, I cut the recipe in half. I found that after cooking there were way too many beans and they were undercooked. Maybe because of the surplus of beans, ...

I already suspected that this recipe may need to be tailored for the 3-Qt IP so I reduced the amount of chicken as well as the beans (by about 3/4c. I used all of the chilis and the enchilada s...

Made this chili for the first time for a church chili contest. Won 1st place. I did mix it up just a little, I used the insta-pot to pressure soak the beans (2 cups of water per 1 cup of beans...

Used Chicken thighs instead of breasts. A really good recipe.

I would used some chili's with a little more heat and yes I would make it again!

I just got an Instant Pot for Christmas and wanted to try it out. This was very easy and very good. Will definitely make it again. I did follow the suggestions for adding a little more time t...

I did cut down on the beans by 1/2 cup.

The beans were just a little underdone so I would increase the time by just about 5 minutes.