Instant Pot Chicken Chili


Yes, this recipe can be made on the stovetop or in a slow cooker.


If using stovetop, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat, then add diced onion, bell pepper and jalapeño to the pan. Stir and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add in minced garlic and a can of diced tomatoes. Stir to combine. Stir in spices, salt and pepper and chicken broth. Bring chili to a simmer. Turn down heat to medium-low, cover and cook for about 45 minutes. Remove chicken, shred, return it back to the pot, stir and serve.

Slow Cooker

Add everything to a slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Turn off the slow cooker, remove chicken and shred with two forks. Add chicken back with the rest of the ingredients, stir and serve with your favorite toppings.


▢1-1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
▢1 yellow onion, diced
▢1 green bell pepper, diced
▢1 jalapeño, deseeded and diced
▢3 garlic cloves, minced
▢salt and black pepper, to taste
▢2 teaspoons chili powder
▢2 teaspoons paprika
▢1 teaspoon cumin
▢½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
▢1 (15 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
▢2 cups chicken broth


  • Add chicken breasts to the bottom of the Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Top with yellow onion, bell pepper and jalapeño.
  • Add in minced garlic, salt and black pepper and spices. Pour in the can of diced tomatoes and chicken broth.
  • Stir everything together and put the lid on the Instant Pot. Set to seal and use the chili setting or manually pressure cook on high for 20 minutes.
  • Allow a natural release for 10 minutes or quick release by switching to vent. Take the pieces of chicken out, put them on a plate and shred with two forks.
  • Add the chicken back in to the pot and stir to combine everything. Top with avocado, cheese, cilantro, lime wedges and cilantro. Enjoy!


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 107.84kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.14g | Protein: 17.04g | Fat: 2.39g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 48.38mg | Sodium: 387.84mg | Potassium: 435.66mg | Fiber: 1.03g | Sugar: 1.41g | Vitamin A: 421.49IU | Vitamin C: 26.42mg | Calcium: 23.11mg | Iron: 0.92mg


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