Instant Pot Green Chile Chicken Chowder

This Instant Pot Green Chile Chicken Chowder is so creamy but still light, and it's Whole30, keto/low-carb, paleo, gut-healthy, and FULL of fiber-rich veggies. Get this hearty and nourishing all-weather soup on the table in under 30 minutes!

Instant Pot Green Chile Chicken Chowder

Ingredients
Cauliflower "Cream":
  1. 2poundsfrozen cauliflower florets
  2. 1cupbone broth

Green Chili Chicken Chowder:
  1. 3tablespoonsnourishing fat of choicelard, tallow, butter, ghee, coconut oil, etc.
  2. 7cupspeeled and diced celeriac - 1/4" cubescelery root
  3. 3cupsdiced onion
  4. 2-1/2poundsorganic/pasturedboneless, skinless chicken thighs
  5. 3cupsbone broth
  6. 1tablespoonsalt
  7. 1tablespoonground cumin
  8. 2teaspoonsgarlic powder
  9. 1-1/2teaspoonsdried oregano
  10. 1teaspoonchipotle powder
  11. 1/2teaspoonwhite pepper
  12. 1cupsugar-free salsa verdehomemade or jarred, just read ingredients
  13. 26oz. cans diced green chiles
  14. 2limeszest and juice
  15. 1/2cupfinely chopped cilantro

Instructions
For The Cauliflower "Cream":
  • Add the frozen cauliflower and broth to the stainless insert of your Instant Pot. Place the lid on the pot, seal the vent, and press the "Manual" button. Adjust the time to 2 minutes on high pressure.
  • When the pot beeps, immediately release the pressure.
  • Open the Instant Pot and carefully transfer the all of the cooked cauliflower and broth to a blender. Then, blend on high speed until smooth.
  • Set aside.
For The Chowder:
  • Now, don't even wash the Instant Pot! Press the "Saute" button and add 3 tablespoons fat of choice to the stainless insert pot.
  • Then add the diced celery root, onion, and all seasonings. Stir to combine.
  • Saute for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Next, add the chicken thighs — don't cut them up; add them whole — and the remaining 3 cups bone broth.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, seal the vent, and press "Keep Warm/Cancel". Next press the "Manual" button and adjust the time to 13 minutes on high pressure.