Green Chicken Chili
The green color in this chili comes from the combination of poblano and Anaheim peppers, along with tomatillos. This combination results in a fresh, light-flavored chili. To dress it up, serve it with crushed corn chips, a mild white cheese such as queso quesadilla, chopped fresh cilantro, and sour cream as garnishes.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8servings 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 2tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onionpeeled and chopped
  • 1/2lb poblano peppersseeded and roughly chopped
  • 1/2lb Anaheim peppersseeded and roughly chopped
  • 1/2lb tomatilloshusked and quartered
  • 2 small jalapeño peppersseeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic clovespeeled and minced
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs(2 1/2 lbs total)
  • 2cups chicken stock
  • 2cups Water
  • 1/3cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 cans Great Northern beansdrained and rinsed, 15 ounce cans
  1. Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot® and melt butter. Add onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add poblano and Anaheim peppers, tomatillos, and jalapeños and cook 3 minutes, then add garlic and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Press the Cancel button.
  2. Add chicken thighs, stock, and water to pot. Close lid, set steam release to Sealing, press the Chili button, and cook for the default time of 30 minutes.
  3. When the timer beeps, quick-release the pressure, open lid, and stir well. Press the Cancel button and remove chicken to a cutting board. Carefully remove skin from chicken and shred meat with two forks.
  4. Use an immersion blender to purée sauce until smooth. Stir meat, cilantro, and beans into sauce. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

FAT: 10g
SODIUM: 154mgFIBER: 7g