Recipe: White Chicken Chili

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I love a rich and creamy bowl of white chicken chili. I was surprised to find that a lot of recipes use cream, butter, and tons of cheese as the base. I came up with this EASY and lighter version that is full of tasty goodness. Every bite is creamy and rich just the way you like it, but a bowl of this chili won’t blow your calories for the day.  I used a few short cuts with this recipe like using a rotisserie chicken that cut the prep time in half. This recipe is also very tasty with turkey leftovers. My white chicken chili recipe is a snap to make, feeds a crowd, and is absolutely delicious!

a rotissarie chicken, canned white beans, chicken broth, a block of cheese, and a jalapeno.

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 serving(s)


  • 1 rotisserie chicken or 4 cups chopped chicken meat
  • 4 cans white northern beans
  • 2 seeded and diced jalapeno (reserve 1 for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro washed and diced (reserve a few leaves for garnish)
  • 1/2 a 4 oz can green chiles
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a large stock pot then brown onion, and jalapeno lightly.
  2. Pull the rotisserie chicken off the bone. Remove skin and bone and discard. Chop chicken into bite size pieces.
  3. Add chicken broth into the stock pot with browned veggies.
  4. Add all seasonings, green chiles, cilantro, and 3 cups rinsed white beans to the soup and cook on low.
  5. Rinse the 4th can of white beans and blend them in a food processor until creamy smooth. Add a few tbsp water if necessary.
  6. Add pureed beans, chicken, and 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese into the chili until all ingredients are blended.
  7. Cover and cook on low 20 minutes.
  8. Garnish with sour cream, cilantro, or jalapeno.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 6 servings

376 calories per serving, 20 grams fat, 44 grams protein, 21 carbs.

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on April 11, 2019 at 12:21 PM Reply

Six servings in the dish, but how much is one serving? A cup? 3/4 cup? Thanks!

    on May 31, 2019 at 8:58 AM Reply

    Jade - Great question! There are a total of 6 servings within the dish and 1 serving is going to be 1 cup. Enjoy!

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