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Quick White Chicken Poblano Chili
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4.65 from 14 votes

Quick White Chicken Poblano Chili

Quick smoky chicken chili with poblanos and jalapeños!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 422kcal


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon roasted ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced (1 cup)
  • 3 poblano peppers diced (3 cups)
  • 1 pound chicken breasts cubed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper diced (optional)
  • 2 cans great northern beans or cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons masa harina
  • cups water


  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • ½ cup pepper jack cheese shredded, optional
  • lime wedges


  • Set the Instant Pot to Saute mode. Add oil, cumin, garlic, onion, poblano peppers, chicken, jalapenos, beans, and salt. Mix well. Add water and give a quick stir. 
  • Close Instant Pot lid with pressure valve to sealing. Set Instant Pot to Manual / Pressure Cook(Hi) for 5 minutes followed with 10 minutes Natural Pressure Release. 
  • Mix masa harina in ½ cup of water. Add this paste to the chili. Set Instant Pot to Saute mode and bring the chili to a gentle boil. Garnish with cilantro. Enjoy hot with an additional garnish of cheese and a squeeze of fresh lime.



Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1266mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 80.1mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 6.3mg
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