“Instant Pot” Green Chili Chicken Soup

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4 Servings

“Instant Pot” Green Chili Chicken Soup

Categories > Dinner, Soups

By Mary Stewart, RD, NLC at Cultivate Nutrition and a Nutritious Life Ambassador. Follow her on Instagram @cultivate_nutrition_

Looking to mix up your game-day eats this year? We’ve got you covered with this fun twist on classic chili. Whether you’re making this recipe for a party or enjoying solo, you’re sure to love the chicken-chili powder combo. 

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4 Servings


2 tablespoons avocado oil

3 garlic cloves

4 cups vegetable broth

5 carrots, peeled

1 sweet potato, peeled

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs

5 celery stalks, trimmed and diced

1 teaspoon chili powder

2 tablespoons mild green chiles (feel free to add an entire 4-ounce can of green chiles if you prefer more spice)

2 teaspoons sea salt

½ teaspoon pepper



  1. Set your Instant Pot to the “Sauté” setting.
  2. Add avocado oil and 3 garlic cloves. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add vegetable broth, peeled and chopped carrots, and peeled and chopped sweet potato.
  4. Set Instant Pot to “Pressure” setting for 1 minute.
  5. Once the carrots and sweet potato are cooked, use an immersion blender to blend the contents of the pot into a puree. (If you don’t have an immersion blender, pour into a blender to puree.)
  6. Return puree to the Instant Pot. Add chicken, chopped celery, green chilies, and chili powder.
  7. Set Instant Pot to “Soup/Broth” setting.
  8. After soup is fully cooked, remove the chicken and shred.
  9. Place shredded chicken back into the pot and add 1 juiced lime.


This version of green chili chicken soup is perfect for the whole family. It’s loaded with veggies, but you’d never know it. The carrots and sweet potato are a good source of beta carotene, an antioxidant, which is converted in the body to vitamin A, supporting eye health, skin health, and a healthy immune system. 

(Photo: Mary Stewart)

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