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Healthy Pressure Cooker Spicy Butternut Squash Chicken Chili

IT’S CHILI TIME! Even though it’s not actually “chilly” down here in Texas. It felt like winter for 2 solid days (which is when I whipped up this Healthy Butternut Squash Chicken Chili) and now the weather is back up into the upper 80’s and humid AF. We had our fun, Texas! Now back to the nasty November heat lolllllll.

I don’t know about you guys, but I still love soups and chilis even when it’s hot outside. It’s comforting, warm, and damn delicious. But if the heat outside bothers ya, here’s a solution – drop the air in your house to 60, throw on a hoodie, and make the dang chili. BOOM, GOES THE DYNAMITE, you instantly have a makeshift winter!

Healthy Spicy Butternut Squash Chicken ChiliOkay okay okay, back to the real reason we’re all here… FOOD. Healthy food, that is. This Healthy Butternut Squash Chicken Chili came out so so delicious. I was a little nervous about how it would come out because (per usual), I just tossed a ton of random things into my Pressure Cooker, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best. I had actually never made a chicken chili before either.

Usually when I make my chilis, I always go for ground meat – whether it be beef, bison, chicken, pork, or turkey – always ground meat. This Butternut Squash Chicken Chili was a super nice mixup to the usual chili I’m used to. By the time is was cooked, the chicken thighs literally were falling apart. I was planning on removing them to shred with forks and put back in the pot, but it wasn’t necessary! Those babies just fell apart in the pot. Mouth watering, juicy, flavorful, delicious. We loveddddd it.

I made this Butternut Squash Chicken Chili in a Pressure Cooker, but it can totally be substituted for a Slow Cooker, if that’s what you have in your house. It could even be made over the stove if you really had the time for it. I don’t have time to stand over the stove for hours, so Pressure Cooker it was. But let me tell you, it really did taste like I was standing over the stove stirring that baby all day, because it came out DAMN GOOD.

If you don’t have a Pressure Cooker, you need one! Guys, totally worth the price of it. I honestly don’t know what I would do without mine. Here are a few others recipes on my site that I’ve used my Pressure Cooker for:

Kale and Black Beans

Bolognese Sauce

Butternut Squash Risotto

Hatch Green Chile Chili

Garlic Shredded Pork

Asian Orange Chicken

Among many more! I’m telling you guys, I don’t know what life was like before my Pressure Cooker. I’m beyond obsessed! (Clearly lol) I used to be a Slow Cooker gal, still am, but I’m crushing way harder on my Pressure Cooker. What is your favorite recipe to make in yours???

Let’s Get Cooking!



If you love this recipe, youll also love myVegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese &Spaghetti Sauce.


Yours In Health,