Recipes ofStephanie Searor, MS RD LDN RYT-200

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Dietitian passionate about helping people fall back in love with their bodies and their relationship with food


Hearty White Chicken + Steak Chili

Monday, March 16, 2020
Total time
1 hour and 10 minutes
Preparation time
20 minutes

This is a delicious, easy to prepare chili made in the Instant Pot. Adjust vegetables and protein based on what you have at home or in the refrigerator.

or1/4 cup canola oil
or2 cups chopped celery
or2 cups chopped onions
or5 cloves fresh chopped garlic
or1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (keep seeds and pith for spice!)
or2 teaspoons Kosher salt
or2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
or1 tablespoon ground cumin
or1-15 ounce can white beans, drained
or1-15 ounce can black beans, drained
or1-4 ounce can green chilies (with liquid)
or16 ounces lean beef (I used Denver steak), cubed
or12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
or4 cups chicken stock or bone broth
or4 fluid ounces half & half
or1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
or1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
or1 bunch cilantro, leaves and stems, rinsed and roughly chopped
or2 tablespoons vinegar-based hot sauce (Tabasco, Texas Pete, Frank's, etc)
Turn the Instant Pot to High Saute. Add the canola oil, celery, onions, garlic, and jalapeno pepper, and cook, uncovered, for about 7-10 minutes until softened. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin.
Add the white beans, black beans, green chilies, chicken, steak, and stock, and stir to combine. Turn the setting to High Pressure and set the timer for 20 minutes. Close and cook.
Once the timer goes off, release the steam and remove the lid. Adjust the setting back to High Saute and cook, uncovered, for an additional 20 minutes to help reduce the cooking liquid (this step is optional, depending on how thick you want the soup).
Adjust the setting to Warm, stir in the cheeses, half and half, cilantro, and hot sauce. Enjoy!
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer portion (352 g)% DRI
Energy135 kcal475 kcal24 %
Fat6 g22 g34 %
Fatty acids, total saturated2 g8 g41 %
Cholesterol24 mg85 mg28 %
Sodium301 mg1057 mg44 %
Carbohydrate10 g36 g12 %
Sugars1 g5 gremove
Fiber2 g8 g31 %
Protein10 g34 gremove