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white chicken chili
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5 from 9 votes

White Chicken Chili

White chicken chili is an easy recipe perfect for stove-top or crock-pot. Top with cheese,(cheddar, jack or even jalapeno jack) chopped green onions, tortilla chips, sour cream and chopped cilantro) Nutritional information is based on chili alone)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Southwestern
Servings: 10
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups cooked chicken white or dark meat chicken, about 2 large chicken breasts, shredded or diced
  • 4-5 cups chicken broth Less broth for a thicker chili, more for a thinner, ore soup-like consistency.
  • 8 ounces green chilies chopped (canned or frozen Hatch)
  • 2-3 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2-3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3 cans white beans Great Northern or cannellini, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups frozen corn
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon or lime juice


  • In a large pot, heat over over a medium heat until shimmering. Add chopped onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté another minute.
  • Add chicken broth, chicken, chiles, beans, corn and spices and seasonings.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer on low until hot, about 30-35 minutes.
  • Add lime or lemon juice and adjust seasonings, adding more salt and pepper if necessary.

Crock Pot Instructions

  • Follow first step above. Add onions and garlic to crock-pot add remaining ingredients and set slow-cooker or crock-pot to low.
  • Heat on low until hot, about 6 hours.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 936mg | Potassium: 812mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 5mg