Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili


Cha Cha's chili with white beans and chicken is delicious but kind of spicy, so watch out!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapeno peppers

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans white beans, drained

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Add jalapeño peppers, chile peppers, garlic, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Stir in beans, chicken broth, and chicken. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Remove from the heat. Slowly stir in cheese until melted. Serve warm.

    close up view of White Chicken Chili garnished with sour cream and fresh herbs in a bowl
    Marisa R.


Substitute mild green chiles for the jalapeños if you're scared! Use more chicken and cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

684 Calories
17g Fat
75g Carbs
59g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 684
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 1896mg 82%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 17g 61%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 59g
Vitamin C 25mg 126%
Calcium 488mg 38%
Iron 12mg 67%
Potassium 1818mg 39%

* 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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