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White Chicken Chili

A creamy white bean chicken chili made with tender shredded chicken, green chilies, white beans, jalapeno, chicken broth, Mexican spices, and cream cheese. The best white chicken chili recipe.
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword white chicken chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 195 kcal
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Chicken Breast
  • 1 Large Onion or 2 small onions, finely diced
  • 1 Jalapeno finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican Oregano optional
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth 32 ounces
  • (2) 4-ounce cans Green Chilies diced
  • (2) 15-ounce cans White Beans such as White Northern, drained
  • (1) 8-ounce Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro Leaves chopped

Toppings:

  • Cheese
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Tortilla Strips

Instructions

  1. To make White Chicken Chili in slow cooker crockpot:
  2. Place chicken breast, onion, jalapeno, spices, and chicken broth in slow cooker and cook for low for 5-6 hours. Remove lid and shred chicken.
  3. Add green chilies, white beans, cream cheese, and cilantro leaves. Cook for 1-hour longer or until cream cheese is melted.
  4. Top with cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips, and avocado

To make quick and easy White Chicken Chili:

  1. Use rotisserie chicken or 2 lbs. of poached shredded chicken breast.
  2. In a large pot, saute finely diced onion and jalapeno in 1 Tablespoon of oil for 7-8 minutes over medium heat. Sprinkle with spices. Stir in chicken broth, shredded chicken, green chilies, white beans, cream cheese, and cilantro.Cook on medium-low for 20 minutes or until cream cheese is melted.
  3. Top with cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips, and avocado
Nutrition Facts
White Chicken Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1539mg 64%
Potassium 743mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 7.3%
Vitamin C 20.9%
Calcium 3%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.