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Pressure-Cooker Chicken and Bacon White Chili

I made a twist on my favorite white chicken chili and used my pressure cooker, which made it very quick and easy. I like to serve it with avocado, cilantro and onions. —Teri Lee Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + releasing
  • Makes
    16 servings (4 quarts)


  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, coarsely chopped
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 package (20 ounces) frozen corn
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) ranch salad dressing mix
  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Optional: Cubed avocado and sliced jalapeno


  • Select saute or browning setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; adjust for medium heat. Cook bacon until crisp, 5-6 minutes; remove bacon and reserve. Brown chicken in bacon drippings in batches until lightly browned, 5-6 minutes. Return bacon to pan; top with corn and next 11 ingredients in the order listed.
  • Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 15 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure. Stir in shredded cheese until melted. If desired, serve with avocado and jalapeno.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 387 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 1033mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 6g fiber), 20g protein.


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  • Geoffrey
    Jan 30, 2021

    Wow! Delicious. We enjoyed this about 10 times throughout the week. Super easy and not too spicy. VERY flavorfull!!

  • BusyTravelinMom
    Jan 18, 2021

    Since it’s just my husband and I now I halved the recipe but added 1 can of pinto beans since I had it in the pantry. I also put in 1/2 of a bag of spicy taco seasoning instead of the spices since I had that too. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly and it turned out great. As another reviewer mentioned it takes longer than the 15 minutes to cook with the extra cool down and the time my cooker took to get to temperature. But it is easy to put together even for a week night dinner. We enjoyed it with Avocado and light sour cream and made some corn bread to go with the meal. It was wonderful and VERY filling. I think the lower fat cream cheese and lower fat shredded cheese would work well in this recipe. I’ll try that next time.

  • Allison
    Nov 19, 2020

    I make chicken tortilla soup in my crock pot using frozen chicken tenderloins. I put them at the bottom of the crockpot and cook on low for 8-9 hours and the chicken cooks through. If I am home, I may start it on high for a couple of hours and then put it on the low, however, it works either way. I would bet you could do the same using the chicken thighs in this recipe. I would cook the bacon in a skillet or microwave and use it as the recipe says.

  • 1Apache
    Nov 7, 2020

    Hi This looks delicious and I would love to fix it. But I do not have a Pressure Cooker. Is there a way to make this in a Slow Cooker? Thanks for any help you can give me.

  • kmforeman
    May 14, 2020

    Please please help me. I don’t have a pressure cooker or insta pot. How can I adjust this recipe. It sounds so delicious??

  • chef01
    May 5, 2020

    Could you make this in a slow cooker?

  • Carolina
    Apr 23, 2020

    Really great, easy, recipe. Perfect for cooking in my new nova pressure cooker for first time. Family absolutely loved it. Only thing different I did was went heavier on the seasoning ...being from the south it's a must. Thank you so much!

  • cherrob2
    Apr 5, 2020

    This was very good and very easy. I didn't put in the final shredded cheese and didn't miss it at all.

  • Jessica
    Mar 2, 2020

    Umm! Looks so great! ??????

  • mrscessna
    Feb 9, 2020

    This was so easy. After cooking in the pressure cooker, the thighs just fell apart. no need to cut/shred.