1(15.5 oz) cancooked great northern beansor 1 cup dried beans
1pound chicken breasts or thighsboneless, skinless
4ouncescream cheesesoftened and cubed
If Using Dried Beans:
Add 1 cup great northern beans and 4 cups water to the pressure cooker. Close the pressure cooker and be sure the vent knob is sealed.Cook on HIGH pressure for 25 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for at least 10 minutes and then release pressure. Drain beans. Return empty inner pot back to pressure cooker, keeping prepared beans off to the side.
Instant Pot Chicken Chili Instructions
Heat the Instant Pot by turning pressure cooker to saute function and allow to heat for a minute or two.
Add in oil, small onion, green chiles, cumin, and oregano and saute for 3-4 minutes, or until onion is softened. Add in garlic and saute for 1 minute longer. Turn Instant Pot OFF.
Pour in the chicken stock and scrape off any browned bits on bottom of Instant Pot.
Add cooked or canned white beans, and salt. Nestle chicken into liquid.
Close Instant Pot and be sure vent knob is sealed.
Cook on HIGH pressure for 15 minutes if the chicken is fresh, 20 minutes if the chicken is frozen.
Once cook time elapses, let the pressure release for at least 20 minutes.
Remove chicken from the inner pot to a cutting board and let rest for a few minutes, before shredding with 2 forks.
Remove about 2 cups of the cooking liquid (it is okay if there are beans in the liquid) from the inner pot and place it into a blender. Add the softened cream cheese to the blender. Blend until well combined, being sure to leave the vent on the blender lid partially open to let the steam escape while blending.
Pour the blended liquid back into the inner pot, along with the shredded chicken, and stir everything together.
Serve with dollop of sour cream, shredded cheese, and cilantro.
Storage: Store cooled white chicken chili in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Cream Cheese: The cream cheese is optional. It can be omitted to be a dairy-free recipe. You can still opt to blend a portion of the beans and cooking liquid to achieve a creamy consistency.See Instant Pot High Altitude Conversion if cooking 2500+ feet above sea level.