This quick and easy pressure cooker white chicken chili only requires 4 ingredients! It’s delicious and frugal comfort food that cooks up in mere minutes!
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Last year, I read Shauna Niequist’s book, Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table. I have to say, it was one of my favorite books out of the 22 that I read in 2016. I actually originally checked it out at my local library, but after reading it I decided to buy a copy because I loved it that much.
Shauna’s writing is beautiful and relatable, and her view of fellowship and food is very similar to mine. I always joke that feeding people is one of my love languages, but it’s sort of true. I loved the vignettes in the book and the way she incorporates hospitality into her life.
The book also includes many recipes, several of which I have made and loved. The recipes are fuss-free and perfect for busy moms. One of my favorites is her recipe for white chicken chili. It’s just so simple, yet so comforting. Honestly, it’s perfect. I’ve made other variations of white chicken chili before, and this is now my go-to for an easy but delightful weeknight meal.
I decided to adapt the recipe slightly to make it in my pressure cooker, which gets dinner on the table even faster. This involved adding a bit more liquid (to decrease the viscosity a bit to ensure it comes to pressure) and obviously changing the cooking method by using my Instant Pot pressure cooker. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can make this on the stove top according to the original recipe!
This recipe only requires four ingredients, making it a super easy and frugal meal. You’ll need one medium to large chicken breast, some salsa, some white beans, and chicken broth. That’s it! Brilliant, I tell ya!
For the salsa, try to find “fresh” salsa in your grocery store’s refrigerated section (typically in a little plastic tub) instead of the kind in a jar. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to spice, so I like to use mild, but you can obviously use a spicier variety if you prefer.
If you love cooking and entertaining, I think you’ll love Bread & Wine. If you love good food, I think you’ll love this white chicken chili! It’s the perfect cozy meal for a winter evening. I like to top it with a bit of shredded cheese, but you could also top it with avocado or cilantro or crushed tortilla chips. I love to serve it alongside my favorite skillet cornbread or a grilled cheese sandwich. Perfection.
If you need a simple meal to add to your weekly meal plan, this is a winner!
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