White Chicken Chili Instant Pot Recipe Using Ground Chicken Or Chicken Breasts

White Chicken Chili Pressure Cooker Recipe Using Ground Chicken Or Chicken Breasts

There's something so comforting about fall. Cooler weather. Thick sweaters - or if you're in the south like me, light sweaters and layers lol :) Soups are the perfect fall food. They are easy to make in the slow cooker, pressure cooker or on the stove and who doesn't love leftovers! I know I do! And soup the next day is even tastier! This chicken is similar to a tortilla soup and I enjoy having it along side tortilla chips or you could add some rice or enjoy as is. It's easily modifed or if you prefer to wing it, you can easily do that too. I tend to use what we have on hand so don't be afraid to swap out similar things as I have made this a few different ways depending on what we have on hand!

Directions for using ground chicken: 

1 pkg ground chicken or 1 lb chicken breast (Diff cooking methods at the end).

1 med onion, chopped

1 red small bell pepper, chopped 

1 jar salsa verde (green salsa - used herndez but any is fine)

1 carton of chicken broth/stock or veg broth

1/3 block of cream cheese or light cream cheese (original recipe called for the whole thing, but I wanted to lighten it up. You could leave this out if you prefer, but it does give it a more richer taste)

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp salt (can add more later if needed)

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 tsp garlic powder (optional - i like garlic!)

1 tsp onion powder

2 cans of cannellini beans, drained

1/2 cup frozen corn or 1 can of corn, drained

1 bay leaf

1/4 cup fresh cilantro add half into soup before cooking or can do after

1/2 lime, squeezed add in after cooked (optional)

1 small can of diced tomatoes or rotel mild/medium per spicy preference

**Optional: added in 2 hatch chili's we roasted and froze into individual baggies to give it a little more flavor or you can use a can of green chili's if you have them. Or you can use rotel tomatoes in place of the chili's and tomatoes. 

Directions for using ground chicken or turkey:

In a pressure cooker turn on saute setting and allow to get hot. Pour in 1 tbsp olive oil. Saute onion and bell pepper for about 5 minutes. Add in ground meat, salt, pepper, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder and cumin then saute until done. Saute chopped garlic for a min or so or use 1 tsp prepared garlic (if you just prefer to use garlic powder that is okay too). 

Now add in remaining ingredients: broth, green salsa, corn, seasonings, beans, bay leaf, cilantro, and cut 2 oz of cream cheese block into large chunks and stir. Seal lid and cook on low pressure for 5 min. You can let it natural release or do instant release - releasing steam. Stir and enjoy! 

If you like it spicy, add a little cayenne or hot sauce to your bowl. You can also saute in some jalapenos! 

Directions for using chicken breast:

Turn on saute function. Saute onions and peppers until done (about 5 min). Saute garlic for a min. Add remaining ingredients into the pot and stir. Seal lid. Put on high pressure for 12 min if thin breasts or 20 if frozen breasts. Carefully release steam and remove chicken breasts and once cooled enough you can shred or chop them and put back into the soup. Squeeze in fresh lime juice. 

To plate:

Top soup with some fresh mexican blend cheese, sour cream or greek yogurt, fresh sliced red onion, cholula hot sauce or tabasco and or 1/4 fresh avocado! Serve with some tortilla chips but eat before they get soggy. So so good! My whole FAMILY loved it! And my youngest is picky. 

This can be done on the stove in the same way. The flavors will just take longer to come together. If using a slow cooker, saute the onions and peppers first for a deeper flavor. 

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Shortcut: Use a rotisserie chicken and cook 2 min on high. Shred the chicken before cooking. Quick release steam and enjoy! Use the bones later for stock to upcycle and make bone broth. 

Spiralized Cucumber Watermelon Spring Summer Salad BellaGreen Copycat

Fell in love with this place in north Houston called BellaGreen! I fell in love with this salad and had to recreate it! It’s now my favorite salad! If only someone would open one near me in south Houston! It’s a little prep but there are some shortcuts and you can prep extra to enjoy several salads! 

On a large plate or bowl: 

3 parts Spring mix

1 part Romaine mix (can just use spring mix)

Red onion sliced thin 

Watermelon cubed (or buy it pre cut)

Goat cheese or feta - used approx 1 tbsp

1 cucumber peeled & spiraled thin save the leftovers for other salads. Used about 1/3 cucumber

Salt & fresh pepper top of salad 

1 -2 tbsp Candied pecan pieces or almonds or walnuts (sugar or maple syrup heated on the stove with nuts. Allow to cool. Store in container.) or just use regular. 

A few cherry tomatoes sliced in half 

For the dressing:

1/4 cup fresh oj from orange 

1 small lime or half Lemon squeezed

1 tbsp honey/agave/or maple syrup 

1/8 tsp Salt 

1/4 tsp coarse ground Pepper

1/4 tsp Garlic powder

1/4c olive oil 

1/2 cup Prosecco vinegar or champagne vinegar 

Place all ingredients into a small jar and shake to combine. Use 2 tbsp per salad. Dressing will separate which is kindof a pain 😆 Store in the fridge. It seems to last a week or two. 

Optional a few fresh basil leaves and parsley leaves snipped with kitchen shears! 

This is a lot of prep but you can prep extra and eat for a few days! It’s one of my all time favorites!! 

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Healthy Sweet Potato Egg Cups Recipe

 Sweet Potato Egg Cups (Serves 6) great for meal prep on Sundays 


● 1 box Dr Praegers carrot puffs 

● 1 tsp olive oil, divided ● Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste 

● 1 small onion, chopped 

● 1 cup broccoli florets, chopped 

● 12 large eggs 

● 1⁄4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 


1. Preheat oven to 375° F. 

2. Lightly grease muffin pan. Set aside. 

3. Cook carrot puffs and mash in a bowl 7 

5. Divide carrot potato mixture evenly between 12 lightly greased muffin cups, and press into bottom and sides of cups. Set aside. 

6. Heat 1 tsp. oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. 

7. Add onions and broccoli; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Remove from heat and set aside. 

8. Place eggs in a large bowl and whisk. Add onion mixture; mix well. 

9. Evenly pour egg mixture into muffin cups and sprinkle with cheese. 

10.Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out Clean. 

11. I like to drizzle with Cholula hot sauce *You can also just make these without the carrot puffs and do basic egg cups with any veggies you have like peppers, onions, spinach, etc. 

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Easy Healthy Breakfast Meal prep: Egg square casserole recipe

 Easy Breakfast Meal prep: Egg square casserole recipe

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Preheat oven 400
12 eggs
1/2 cup milk
Approx 1 tbsp - Everything but the bagel seasoning, fresh pepper, dash of garlic powder, and a dash of onion powder.

1/4 Sautéed red or regular onion, approx 1/2 cup chopped red cabbage, 1/4 large red pepper chopped, a few cherry tomatoes (optional) Sauté onion, cabbage and red onion first. Then after about 10 min of cooking, add in tomatoes. Cool completely.
Spinach Approx 3-4 large handfuls. Less or more depending on your preference
1/3 cup shredded cheese
Spray pan with baking spray or tub with olive oil or coconut oil.
In large bowl Beat eggs with a whisk. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour in pan. Cook 15 min or until done.
I used a jelly roll sheet pan and they are about 1/3 inch thick.
To make these thicker, use 16-18 eggs and 3/4 cup milk or use a smaller pan. I prefer to have more veggies per serving and my mind thinks I’m eating more with two thin squares vs one thick one.

Slice into squares and enjoy for a quick breakfast! Eat alone or on sprouted grain slice of bread or English muffin. Follow me on Instagram at JenniferCWood or on Facebook at Jennifer Covin Wood.

New Running and Weight Training Coming to Beachbody FALL 2020! 30 Day Breakaway!

Have you always wanted to run but you really suck at it? Haha! I'm totally talking about myself here. I've tried and tried but it's really challenging for this short 5'2 shortie! I've dabbled in the peleton outdoor app, but I still find myself doing my home weight training beachbody workouts more often. Especially when it's HOT outside. I'm looking forward to this one because it has both and it will be cool enough to get outside! I will be running a small test group when it releases, so if you'd like to be in the know and have updates on the free sample, or the bundle options, click here to join this facebook group (please no coaches unless on our team or customers working with other coaches :). 

Update: It is available now. For info on bundle options click here, or message me and I will help you find the best deal for your goals and needs! 

So what is 30 Day Breakaway??

When can I get it??

It will be available for early access to coaches on October 5th and for customers on October 19th. Talk to your coach about possibly becoming a coach if you'd like early access! 

With Super Trainer and track-and-field athlete Idalis Velazquez in your ear and by your side, you’ll get leaner, stronger, and 5K-ready in just 30 days. It’s just you and Idalis as she leads you through fast and effective resistance workouts followed by interval run training that pushes you for short bursts at a level that’s right for you, whether that’s a brisk walk, slow jog, or steady run.

And come Day 30, you’ll be amazed at how much you’ve improved as you complete a 5K! This is a one-on-one experience designed to remove all distractions, with the option to choose from either video or audio, have you leave your living room, and tune in to Idalis as she helps you connect to your inner runner.

So you can finally break away from everything that’s holding you back and help you get more fit, faster, and stronger — and ready to finish a 5K — in just 30 days.

What Is 30 Day Breakaway?

30 Day Breakaway is a running and resistance-training challenge made for rapid results. The end goal: complete a 5k on day 30!! I'm thinking it would be fun to sign up for a real one if possible! You’ll lift to build lean muscle and then head out for runs with Idalis in your ear as she guides you every step of the way.

This dynamic combo of running and resistance training will help you incinerate fat as you build strength, endurance, speed, and total-body power

If you have a treadmill you can Just follow Idalis from your treadmill as she runs through beautiful landscapes, or substitute any run with the Rainy Day Cardio workout for a killer calorie burn in under 20 minutes

These training sessions with a renowned track star won’t just get you a slimmer, more athletic body. By the end, you’ll be able to say you ran a 5K — and have the results to prove it.

Who Is 30 Day Breakaway For?
30 Day Breakaway is for anyone who needs guidance in building a running foundation, someone who wants to run their first 5K, or experienced runners who want to improve and get the most out of their runs.
It’s the perfect choice if you’re looking for a running program paired with resistance training for the ultimate fat-burn. And it’s a great option if you want to get outside for a change.

What Kind of Workouts are Included in 30 Day Breakaway?

You’ll be doing a mix of running and resistance training 5 days a week, 30–40 minutes a day.
The 30 Day Breakaway Calendar is geared toward new runners who want to get comfortable with consistent runs and eventually complete a 5K.
You’ll start with three walks or runs a week and progressively build up to five, all while lifting on certain days to help build lean muscle that will help power your runs.
You can also follow two other digital calendar options:
The Advanced Runners Calendar is for people who love to run already or want to step up their commitment by pairing runs with a lifting routine 5 days a week for all 30 days.
The Time Crunch Calendar is for people on a tight schedule. It lets you choose either a run or lifting routine for the day and finish your workout within 30 minutes.
The weightlifting sessions will either target certain areas or work your entire body.
Then comes your chance to break away and take it outside — grab your phone and listen to Idalis’ cues on the Beachbody On Demand app as you work up a sweat.
You’ll do different types of running (or walking) workouts using your rate of perceived exertion (RPE) — from moderate, steady-state efforts to speedwork — to help your body adapt and progress quickly.
On days when you can’t take your runs outside, you can do the Rainy Day Cardio routine instead.
At the end of 30 days, you’re ready for 5K Day — this is your chance to prove your progress by completing a 5K race in your community.
Or you can simply run the 5K total distance on your own in your neighborhood and record the time.
Either way, you won’t shy away from calling yourself a runner after you see how far you’ve come in only 30 days — you’ll even get a 30 Day Breakaway race medal for all your hard work if you submit your results.†  

What Equipment Do I Need for 30 Day Breakaway Workouts?

To make the most of the days you’ll be resistance training (and to help relieve tired muscles when you’re not), you’ll need:
  • A set of light, medium, and heavy dumbbells
  • Beachbody Resistance Loops
  • A foam roller
You’ll also need a good pair of running shoes to get your runs started on the right foot. 

What Nutrition Do I Need?

For true body-shaping results, you have to commit to breaking away from bad habits in the kitchen, too.
That means setting a solid foundation for your day with the help of ShakeologyYou won’t just get premium proteins and essential vitamins and minerals; each scoop has antioxidants, pre- and probiotics, phytonutrients, digestive enzymes, fiber, and adaptogens.
Shakeology packs all these premium ingredients into a tasty superfood shake to help you eat better, feel better, live better, and feel ready to take on the day — and run — ahead.*‡
For nutrition advice to help you reach your goals, the Beachbody Guide to Nutrition is a great place to start.
But to really take charge of your nutrition during 30 Day Breakaway and beyond, 2B Mindset and Ultimate Portion Fix are your go-to, long-term options.
Both nutrition programs come free when you purchase a Challenge Pack and each offers a unique approach to weight loss that lets you eat the foods you love while helping you tackle emotional roadblocks that can keep you from breakthrough results.
2B Mindset lets you eat larger volumes of the right foods to help keep you satisfied, while Ultimate Portion Fix takes the guesswork out of eating with color-coded containers that measure out perfectly portioned meals.
You’ll also get 7-day sample meal plans no matter which program you decide to follow.
And to help you stay accountable and on track, you’ll also get access to the Nutrition+ membership, which includes The Mindset Membership and The Monthly Fix.
This expanded membership gives you access to nutrition experts Autumn and Ilana, support from a community, delicious new recipes, meal plans, and the latest tools to help you succeed and keep your new habits going.
Idalis is also a big believer in Beachbody Performance Energize and Recover.
She’s always looking to absolutely crush her weight training, get the most out of every run, and make sure her muscles are well taken care of after those intense sessions.
The powerful trio of beta-alanine, quercetin, and caffeine in Energize has been shown to help boost energy and endurance, which are essential to optimizing your runs.
And the 20 grams of critical protein in Recover, with BCAAs and pomegranate extract, help support your body’s recovery.

Who Is Idalis Velazquez?

Idalis is a NASM-certified personal trainer and creator of Beachbody’s Spanish-language program, Mes de Más.
She’s been a dedicated athlete since her days in Puerto Rico, where she ranked nationally as a track-and-field star for 10 years.
Now Idalis is going back to her running roots to show what’s possible when you tap into your own inner runner.
In the 30 Day Breakaway, she’ll be running some of the most beautiful landscapes to inspire you to do the same — to go out for a run and break away from all the noise — and get transformative results in just 30 days.

When Can I Stream 30 Day Breakaway? 
AVAILABLE NOW!  Questions? Email me or message me. Im happy to help. 

  • You can sign up for a free 2 week Beachbody On Demand membership here for access to thousands of our super trainer workouts! Make sure to contact me for free access to my online accountability and support group for customers! 
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