2boneless skinless chicken breasts(about 1-1.25 lbs.) each breast quartered
1teaspoonancho chili powder or regular chili powder
1tablespoonchicken base I use Better Than Bouillon brand
1cupchicken broth or stock
15 ½ozcan northern beans drained
15 ½ozcan chili beans do not drain
10ozcan diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)
4ozcan diced green chilies
8ozblock cream cheese cubed
1tablespoonfresh lime juice
green onions, diced white onions, jalapenos, Fritos, sour cream/ Greek yogurt, cheese, avocado, and/or cilantro
Turn the Instant Pot onto sauté mode and add the olive oil. Once it reads "'hot" add the onions, celery, green peppers and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes.
Add in the quartered raw chicken breasts, salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, onion powder, chili powder, dried oregano and chicken base. Give it a stir and sauté for another minute.
Turn off saute mode. Pour in the chicken broth, both beans, diced tomatoes (Rotel), and green chilies. Stir everything together. Top with the cubed cream cheese.
Pop the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the pressure valve to seal. Set to cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
Do a 5 minute natural release and then finish with a quick release.
Spoon out the chicken pieces (there should be 8) and then roughly chop into bite sized pieces. Add the lime juice and then vigorously stir the chili so that the cream cheese dissolves into the liquid. Add the chopped chicken back to the chili.
Serve hot with your favorite chili toppings!
Extra spicy Chicken Chili: If you like your chili extra spicy you can add a chopped jalapeno or two when you sauté the onions, green peppers, and celery. Another option is to add a dash or two of cayenne pepper when you add the spices. For a smoky spice add a couple chopped up chilies in adobo sauce! Make Ahead: Just like any chili, this recipe is even better with time, which makes it a great meal prep or make-ahead dinner! Make the chicken chili completely and let it cool. Pop it in the fridge for up to 4 days. It may thicken as it sits in the fridge. Just add a little chicken broth or water to loosen when you reheat.