Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

They say that sweet potatoes have everything you need in them. And they’re probably the single most versatile vegetable that I know. I didn’t like them much when I was young; that is, unless they were covered in butter and sugar – or baked inside a pie. But things have changed these days. This Instant Pot sweet potato chicken chili is an amazing twist on a timeless classic. The hint of sweetness from the potatoes pairs perfectly with the traditional chili spices. Easy to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner. And plenty for leftovers for lunch. 

 

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chicken Chili in bowl with Instant Pot in background

 

The Process

Black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, and great northern beans in pot.

First add all 4 types of beans to pot.

 

Diced onions and green peppers on top of beans.

Then add the other veggies – onions, peppers, and garlic.

 

Rough chopped sweet potatoes.

Then add sweet potatoes.

 

Spices and herbs on top of chopped sweet potatoes.

Next add the spices – chili powder, cumin, oregano, bay leaf, and salt.

 

Chicken broth and tomato sauce poured over chili vegetables.

Now, add your liquid components – chicken broth and tomato sauce. Give a good mix.

 

Two uncooked chicken breasts on top of chili.

Finally, add chicken breasts, and try to submerge in the liquid. Lock lid and cook for 15 minutes at high pressure.

 

Cooked chili with chicken.

Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and remove lid.

 

Chicken breasts in large bowl.

Remove chicken breasts and transfer them to a large mixing bowl.

 

Chicken breasts shredded with two forks.

Using 2 forks, shred chicken into bite-size pieces.

 

Shredded chicken on top of chili.

Return chicken to pot, mix…

 

Sweet potato chicken chili in pot with wooden spoon.

Let sit for as long as you can, but at least 10 minutes.

 

And this is the AMAZING result…

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chicken Chili in bowl

 

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Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chicken Chili in bowl

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

This is an amazing twist on a timeless classic. The hint of sweetness from the potatoes pairs perfectly with the traditional chili spices. 
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 321kcal
Author: The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 15 oz. canned black beans drained, rinsed
  • 15 oz. canned pinto beans drained, rinsed
  • 15 oz. canned kidney beans drained, rinsed
  • 15 oz. canned great northern beans drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup yellow onions diced
  • 1 cup green bell peppers diced
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 15 oz. tomato sauce
  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts

Instructions

  • First add all 4 types of beans to pot. Then add the other veggies – onions, peppers, and garlic. Then add sweet potatoes. Next add the spices – chili powder, cumin, oregano, bay leaf, and salt. Now, add your liquid components – chicken broth and tomato sauce. Give a good mix. Finally, add chicken breasts, and try to submerge in the liquid. 
  • Lock lid and cook for 15 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and remove lid.
  • Remove chicken breasts and transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Using 2 forks, shred chicken into bite-size pieces.
  • Return chicken to pot, mix, and let sit for as long as you can, but at least 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 704mg | Potassium: 1249mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 11690IU | Vitamin C: 18.5mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 4.4mg

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Lydia
    April 24, 2019 at 11:31 am

    5 stars
    This was delicious! Will make it a regular meal for my family. The only issue was that the sweet potatoes disintegrated for the most part. But that was okay–it thickened the broth and gave it more flavor. I also added more of all the spices and garlic. Thanks for this recipe.

  • Reply
    Meagan
    September 20, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!! I added mushrooms and doubled the spices and it was SO good. Thank you for the recipe!!! Will definitely become a staple recipe from now on!

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