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White Chicken Chili

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White Chicken Chilli

We all love the classic chilli made with beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, and all the traditional chilli spices. But have you tried the white chicken version yet? This comforting, satisfying one-pot white chicken chilli is the perfect autumn/winter dish to warm you up. Made with a flavourful blend of shredded chicken, white beans, jalapeños, and a rich broth, it’s a little spicy, delightfully creamy, and bursting with flavour.

The white beans give it a heartier texture than a traditional chicken noodle soup, the green chillis and jalapeños add just the right amount of spice, and a dollop of sour cream gives it a tangy creaminess that elevates the dish to a whole new level. This meal is even better when you pile on the toppings – who wouldn’t love the addition of crunchy tortilla chips, flavorful cheese and fresh cilantro

03 October, 2022
Average: 4 (3 votes)

serves for


total time

0 HR 40 MIN


Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp
Yellow onion
1 small, diced
1 seeded and minced
Garlic cloves
2 minced
Dried oregano
1 tsp
Ground cumin
1 tsp
Green chillies
2 (4.5 oz.) cans
Chicken breasts
3 boneless, skinless, cut into thirds
Chicken broth
5 cups
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
White Beans
2 (15 oz.) cans, drained and rinsed
Frozen corn
1 1/2 cup
Sour cream
1/2 cup
Freshly chopped cilantro
for garnish
Monterey Jack Cheese
1/4 cup, shredded
Tortilla Chips
1/4 cup, crushed


Step 01

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and jalapeño and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, oregano, and cumin and cook until fragrant. Add green chillis, chicken and broth, and season with salt and pepper. 

Step 02

Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Step 03

Transfer the chicken to a plate and shred it. Return to pot and add white beans and corn. 

Step 04

Bring to a simmer and let cook for 10 minutes, mashing about 1/4 of the beans with a wooden spoon. Turn off the heat and stir in the sour cream.

Step 05

Serve the chilli in bowls and garnish with cilantro, cheese and crushed tortilla chips.

Can you freeze white chicken chilli?

Absolutely, yes. It’s a great dish you can make ahead and freeze. The best way to store it is in freezer containers. When you want to use it, let it partially thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally, and add broth or water if needed.

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