5-Ingredient Green Chile Stew

Green Chile Stew

Okay, it’s time for another #5ingredientwhole30. A series where I show you just how easy and delicious clean eating can be. With minimal ingredients, minimal effort and maximum flavor– this 5-Ingredient Green Chile Stew is going to be a new staple in these cold-weather months. 

First off, I already have a Green Chile Stew on the blog. It’s got more than 5 ingredients, but it’s still super easy to make. Take a look at that one and see if you’d prefer to make that; however, I will say this 5-Ingredient Green Chile Stew is just as yummy, and easier than ever to make! 

Please note that as part of the #5ingredientwhole30 challenge, I do not count salt, pepper, oil, vinegar or some additional garnishes. They are, more or less, 5 ingredient meals that I hope inspire you to keep things simple and delicious in your kitchen.

5 Ingredient InstantPot Green Chile Stew

Green Chile Stew
Serves: 4 people
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb pork roast (can sub pork shoulder, butt or tenderloin here too)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked back pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin (optional)
  • 1 [16-ounce] jar of hatch green chiles (I use Medium spicy)
  • 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)

Serving Options:

  • cilantro (optional for serving)
  • cubed avocado (optional for serving)
  • shredded cabbage (optional for serving)


  • Cut pork into 1/2-inch cubes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Turn the Instant Pot on to the 'saute' function and add the olive oil. When the oil starts to shimmer and the pot is hot, add the pork and brown on all sides, about 2 minutes per side. (You might need to do this in two batches to prevent overcrowding.) Set browned pork on aside on a clean plate.
  • With the Instant Pot still on the saute function, add your onions, garlic and cumin. Cook until onions begin to soften, about 4 minutes.
  • When the onions are softened, hit the 'cancel/keep warm' button on the Instant Pot. Add the browned pork back into the pot along with the cumin, jar of green chiles, potatoes, chicken broth and bay leaf. Stir to combine.
  • Secure the lid on your Instant Pot and make sure that the valve on the top is facing towards 'sealed'. Press the 'Meat/Stew' button and set the time to 35 minutes. Walk away from the InstantPot and let it do it's thing. When the cook time is complete, carefully release the pressure in the InstantPot by turning the valve to 'vent'. Once all the pressure is released and there is no more steam coming out of the InstantPot, carefully open the lid.
  • You can either serve as is, or garnish as desired! Cilantro leaves, shredded cabbage and diced avocado all goes well on top of the soup-- but only if you hvae it around 😉 Enjoy!


Crockpot Method: Place all ingredients (minus the garnish) in a crockpot and stir to combine. Let cook on low for 8 hours, or until the pork is very fork tender. Serve as is, or garnish as desired!


  • Reply
    Veronica Nessler
    November 16, 2020 at 1:22 am

    Can I used cubed boneless pork chops in this recipe?

    • Reply
      November 16, 2020 at 1:57 pm

      Yes, that should work!!

  • Reply
    October 29, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Hi! How long would I need to cook this dish in a Staub Dutch oven? Was thinking I may need to put in the oven for the same length as the Whole 30 Pot Roast?

    • Reply
      October 30, 2020 at 4:08 pm

      you could totally do that, it won’t need as much time as the pot roast since the pork is cut into cubes– i’d just do 2 hours. 🙂

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