Instant Pot Creamy Verde Chicken Chili Recipe
We partnered with Harmony Books to share this Instant Pot Creamy Verde Chicken Chili recipe post! Guest contributor Kari made this amazing Trim Healthy Mama recipe!
Now, I think you guys know by now that I am in love with the whole Instant Pot idea and I use mine a LOT. My husband was skeptical for a while but I overheard him saying how tender meat comes out using the instapot and I felt so proud. Finding new recipes to feed my family isn’t always easy, at least not finding ones we will all enjoy! It can be a challenge to cook for the whole family at times, as many of you can relate to.
Especially with today’s crazy family schedules, we really try to put emphasis on eating together as a family. If we aren’t able to, one of us makes a point to sit and eat with whichever kid had a conflict. But thankfully, MOST days we are able to sit and spend dinner time together, around the table. No devices allowed, no books, magazines, etc, either. Just us. These same rules apply when we have guests for dinner. I feel like it gives us a good foundation and keeps us in the habit of putting emphasis on family togetherness. I know this isn’t possible for everyone, but when we’re able to, we do it. I don’t want distractions with the internet or devices or books coming into family time.
Now, we allllll know I am overweight. If you have seen me in person, you know this. I know this. It’s been a battle most of my life and it’s really really easy for me to fall quickly into bad habits with ingredients — and snacking. While the snacking is all on me, I have found that looking to recipes that are already using healthier ingredients keeps me on track- and of course I notice I feel better overall when I’m using healthier ingredients. We all do. So when opportunities come up to check out new cookbooks that have better for you recipes…well, it’s the perfect chance for me to try new things! Today’s recipe using the instant pot is straight out of Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison’s TRIM HEALTHY MAMA’S TRIM HEALTHY TABLE, published by Harmony Books and available in stores September 12, 2017 .
About Trim Healthy Mama’s Trim Healthy Table
From the bestselling authors of the Trim Healthy Mama Plan and Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook, a new cookbook for the whole family!
The Trim Healthy Mamas have helped hundreds of thousands of women lose weight and live healthier lives with their bestselling cookbook and eating plan and now they are ready to help the entire family! After experiencing incredible life transformations of their own, readers want to be able to help their families feel better and trim down, too. Trim Healthy Table is just the answer. It bursts with over 300 family friendly, delicious and trimming recipes, along with practical advice on how to healthfully nourish your family without going insane and chaining yourself to the kitchen.
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Instant Pot Creamy Verde Chicken Chili Recipe from Trim Healthy Mama
2 1/2 – 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, thawed if frozen
1 16-oz jar salsa verde (hot, medium or mild) *Kari’s notes: we used mild!
1 15-oz can white beans, rinsed and drained
1 10 oz can Ro-tel style diced tomatoes and green chiles (medium, hot or mild) *Kari’s notes: we used mild!
1 10-12 oz bag frozen riced cauliflower (see p 36 in book)
1 10-12 oz bag frozen small-cut seasoning blend (see p 35 in book) *Kari’s notes: we had to buy fajita vegetables rather than the small cut seasoning blend. If you read the recipe in books (or on PDF CreamyVerdeChickenChili pdf it says on the referenced page that it’s the same thing — just sliced differently. So I bought the fajita veggies and cut them into smaller pieces while frozen.
1 1/2 8oz packages 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1 1/2 c frozen diced okra *Kari’s notes: used chopped vs diced okra and it worked fine
3 c chicken broth (we use low sodium)
1 tsp Mineral Salt
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
Place chicken, salsa verde, beans, canned tomatoes, cauliflower rice and seasoning blend in bottom of your Instant Pot (*Kari’s notes: slow cooker peeps, check the book and/or PDF because you can do it in the slow cooker as well)
Put cream cheese, okra, 2 c of the broth, salt, cumin, chili powder, onion powder & garlic powder in a blender and blend until smooth. Blend till no green specks are left!
Add contents of the blender to the Instant Pot along with remaining 1 cup broth and stir.
Seal & cook at high pressure for 25 minutes.
Use natural pressure release.
Serve with baked corn chips, top with a light shredded cheese.
Recipe reprinted from Trim Healthy Mama; Trim Healthy Table. Copyright ©2017 by Pearl P. Barrett and Serene C. Allison. Published by Harmony Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC
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