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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.
  • Makes
    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) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (11 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
  • Cubed avocado and sliced jalapeno, optional


  • 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 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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  • 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!

  • 1Apache
    Apr 20, 2020

    This looks really, and I want to try it but I do not have an instant pot :( So is there another way to fix this? Thanks for any help you can give me. Have wonderful and blessed day.

  • 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.

  • ARsMom
    Feb 7, 2020

    Easy to throw together but plan on 45 minutes to an hour for it to be ready to put on the table. I can't give it 5 stars because it was missing a little something, maybe salt? It was very hearty and made a ton so I'll have lunches for a week for sure. Thanks for sharing this! Definitely putting it in the regular rotation!