Easy White Chili


This white chili recipe is a very tasty, somewhat spicy, variation of chili that uses chicken. I like to serve it with sweet cornbread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 cooked, boneless chicken breast half, chopped

  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans canned green chile peppers, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper

  • 5 (14.5 ounce) cans great Northern beans, undrained

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir until onions are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in chicken, broth, green chile peppers, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper; bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce heat to low; add beans and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated, about 20 to 30 minutes.

  3. Ladle soup into individual bowls and top with shredded cheese.

    overhead angle looking down at a bowl of white chili with a side of tortilla chips
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

521 Calories
14g Fat
59g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 521
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 935mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 22%
Dietary Fiber 14g 49%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 25mg 127%
Calcium 275mg 21%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 1252mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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