This is the best chili recipe I have ever had! It is so delicious and everyone raves about how good it tastes. Don't count on leftovers!



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir chicken, onion, and garlic into the hot oil until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Mix Great Northern beans, chicken broth, green chiles, salt, cumin, oregano, black pepper, and cayenne pepper into chicken mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until flavors have blended, about 30 minutes.

  • Remove chili from heat; stir in sour cream and whipping cream until incorporated.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; 15.1 g total fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 888 mg sodium. 29.7 g carbohydrates; 21.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (762)

Read More Reviews
1010 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 865
  • 4 star values: 112
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
I made this for a chili cook-off and it tied for 1st place! I even used 3 cans of canned chicken drained. I cooked the onion and garlic and chicken together in the olive oil then added that and the rest of the ingredients to my crock-pot following the directions at the end for adding the sour cream and whipping cream when the crock-pot was off. Will make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this yesterday in my crock pot. Put everything but the sour cream and cream in and let it simmer all day. I left the chicken breasts whole and pulled them out when I got home from work and shredded them then returned them to the slow cooker with the last two ingredients. Only change I made as far as ingredients was using half and half instead of cream. I also sprinkled some fresh cilantro on top. My husband took one bite and fairly squealed with joy. This was easy and delicious. Best white chili ever! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My family gobbled this up tonight. It was fantastic. I did modify it just a bit. For starters I added onion green pepper minced garlic chicken and olive oil to the pan and cooked for about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile I drained the great northern beans ( I was afraid of soup like consistency instead of hearty chili) and corn. I also used Swanson's Mexican Tortilla Flavor Infused Broth ( includes flavors of monterey jack cheese lime cayenne pepper cumin toasted corn jalapeno and paprika). I put all ingredients into a crockpot and cooked on high for 2 hours. Once done I added just enough heavy whipping cream to give it that cream like texture without overbearing the rest of the flavors. I saved the sour cream for the side because my son dislikes sour cream. It is delicious with and without sour cream. I topped with cilantro a sprinkle of monterey jack cheese and served lime flavored tortillas on the side. This is my husbands new favorite chili recipe and mine as well. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My family LOVED this recipe! I substituted pinto beans instead of the northern beans added shredded cheese and served with honey corbread delish. Sorry the photo I added is not the best but I would definitely recommend anyone trying this. Good luck! My vote is 5 stars. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Simple and tasty! I used a cooked turkey breast from our deli and did not add the cream. I also used low fat sour cream to cut more calories. I only used one can of green chilis which was perfect for our family. The mix of spices is wonderful and my husband raved about it. Will be my White Chili recipe from now on. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I just made this for my family. They thought it would be thicker and so did I. The flavor was great but we wanted a thicker chili consistency. It was more like soup. I followed the recipe to a T. When I saw the soupy texture I tried to thicken it. Didn't really do the trick. I will let it boil down a little next time and puree a couple cans of the beans with some broth. Needs some tweaking for our tastes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a really yummy recipe! I made several changes including using a lb of ground chicken instead of using chicken chunks. I also mixed in a 1/2 lb of spicy chicken Italian sausage to add a little more flavor. I saw another poster who suggested adding a green bell pepper so I substituted that for one of the cans of green chilis. And I added a bag of frozen white corn too because I love chunky chili and I subbed chipotle pepper for the cayenne just to add a little more smokey flavor. And since I like my chili a little thicker than the consistency of the original recipe I let the meat mixture simmer in my crock pot for about an hour and then added the corn beans milk sour cream and about 4 tablespoons of cornstarch and let it simmer for another 30 minutes or so. It thickened up perfectly. I served with a pan of homemade buttermilk cornbread...and this dinner was super yummy for me and my hubby! Perfect way to ring in the fall.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
i made changes...nothing drastic. i mashed one of the cans of great beans i used almost a whole left-over roto chicken only i can of the green chilies sauted about a third of a cup sweet red bell pepper a can with the liquid of sweet whole kernel white corn and then eye-balled the chicken stock needed to keep it from sticking while bringing it to a boil. left it on low after the boil for @ an hour. it was delicious. i added the sour cream and heavy cream to the indiviual bowls. i preferred it without the cream. excellent use for simple left-overs. i bet it would freeze excellent without the sour and heavy cream which could be added after defrosting. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was delicious and easy. I like that you don't have to have precooked chicken... saves a step. I added an extra can of beans used fat-free sour cream and subbed in evaporated milk for the cream just to make it a little healthier. My whole family loved it! Served with grated cheddar and crushed tortilla chips. My kids told me it was amazing! Read More