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Cream Cheese Chicken Chili {Instant Pot or Slow Cooker}

Next in line behind Archer’s egg tutorial this week, I think I got more messages and requests for this recipe I posted on my Instagram stories recently than any I’ve posted before.  I was just going about my day, thought of making this while at work, and when I got home I was super thrilled I had everything I needed to throw it in the Instant Pot.  It really is one of my favorite soups I forget about. Like I said, it’s super easy and you most likely have all the ingredients at home already.  This is my Instant Pot version, but you can also throw it in your slow cooker.


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High protein, low fat soup the whole family will love!

I actually first spotted this recipe on Instagram sometime last year when one of our previous mom crushes, @MotivationMindy shared it.  I forget where she said she found the recipe but I just remember it involved a block of cream cheese and ranch seasoning.  Well, I decided I’d go ahead and throw the version I’ve been using from memory on here for easy access and so I don’t forget to make it again.  High protein, low fat, slow cooker or Instant Pot Recipe for the whole family!

As always I made sure to keep it macro friendly and simple.  This will be another one of your favorites, I promise!  I made a batch last Sunday so I could take these photos and it has lasted me all week for dinner.  My 7 year old even asked if he could have some this week, now that’s sayin somethin! This creamy, cheesy soup is the real deal! Pair it up with some sweet potato crackers(Costco find) and top with shredded cheese, greek yogurt, and avocados.

High protein, low fat, slow cooker or Instant Pot Recipe for the whole family!

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili {Instant Pot or Slow Cooker}

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 9

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 250

Fat per serving: 6

Carbs per serving: 18

Protein per serving: 30

Fiber per serving: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs boneless, skinless, chicken breast (I use 3 of the big frozen Kirkland brand breasts)
  • 1 14oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15oz. can black beans
  • 1 15oz. can corn
  • 1 4oz. can diced green chilies (use diced jalapenos if you like spicy)
  • 1 8oz. block cream cheese (I use the Greek cream cheese available at Kroger or Walmart)
  • 2 tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning mix
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Throw all ingredients in your Instant Pot, starting with your chicken on the bottom. Do not rinse or drain cans, and do not stir.
  2. Put the Instant Pot on the soup setting for 40 minutes.
  3. Quick release pressure when finished.
  4. Remove chicken breasts to shred in Kitchen Aid or using forks and then place back in soup.

Notes

If cooking in a slow cooker, set on low for 6-8 hours.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Kayla Coleman January 3, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    This recipe looks and sounds amazing! I will definitely be making it soon. I do have a question though, when making a recipe like this that yields multiple servings, how do you ensure you are getting an equal portion of protein? Do you pull your chicken out and measure before you eat your serving?

    • Reply Krista January 3, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Hey Kayla! I do NOT separate my chicken. At the end of the day it’s not going to be exactly portioned out evenly, but it will be really close. Consistency is what really matters, so don’t stress about getting it perfect.

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