This is a quick and easy way to make a great standard, white chicken chili. Kids and adults love it topped with chips, sour cream, and cheese. Top with chopped raw onion if you like.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chicken, garlic, chives, oregano, thyme, basil, salt, pepper, and bay leaf; cook and stir until juices run clear, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in 3 cans great Northern beans, water, chopped tomatoes, and salsa. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors combine, about 1 hour.

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  • Stir remaining 2 cans great Northern beans and sour cream into the pot. Increase heat to medium-low and simmer until thick, about 25 minutes. Ladle into bowls.

Nutrition Facts

450 calories; 10 g total fat; 42 mg cholesterol; 403 mg sodium. 60 g carbohydrates; 31.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2016
The recipe title is a bit deceiving because once the tomatoes and salsa are added the end result is not white. With that being said this is a good. Mine turned out more of a soup which is what I like but if you want a thicker chili you might want to drain some of the liquid from the tomatoes or either add less water. On that note I think the one thing that would give this chili an extra boost of flavor is to use chicken broth in place of the water. I used fire roasted tomatoes but any of the seasoned blends (or plain) would work in this. Overall this is a great recipe and one I would make again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2016
The recipe title is a bit deceiving because once the tomatoes and salsa are added the end result is not white. With that being said this is a good. Mine turned out more of a soup which is what I like but if you want a thicker chili you might want to drain some of the liquid from the tomatoes or either add less water. On that note I think the one thing that would give this chili an extra boost of flavor is to use chicken broth in place of the water. I used fire roasted tomatoes but any of the seasoned blends (or plain) would work in this. Overall this is a great recipe and one I would make again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2016
The recipe title is a bit deceiving because once the tomatoes and salsa are added the end result is not white. With that being said this is a good. Mine turned out more of a soup which is what I like but if you want a thicker chili you might want to drain some of the liquid from the tomatoes or either add less water. On that note I think the one thing that would give this chili an extra boost of flavor is to use chicken broth in place of the water. I used fire roasted tomatoes but any of the seasoned blends (or plain) would work in this. Overall this is a great recipe and one I would make again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2017
Made it as directed with one exception I made it in my non stick copper pan so I did not use oil. This made all the spices stick to the chicken which made the chicken absolutely yummy yet spices still flavored the creamy sauce. I really loved the result. My hubby thought it had too many beans. The next day I sauteed one chopped onion and three thinly sliced celery stalks until onion was translucent. Added four peeled and chopped carrots and one 12 ounce can chicken broth and brought mixture to a boil. Reduced heat. Simmered 20 minutes. Added the leftover soup (about 1/2 the original batch) and stirred in one cup sour cream. Thoroughly heated. Same great flavor with less beans and lots of vegetables. Hubby loved it and I still give it five stars made both ways. Even better topped with grated cheddar cheese (if you like cheese). Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2017
I was making a scaled down version about a third for two of us. I had plenty of chicken but only one can of the beans. I fire roasted a fresh jalapeno out of the garden and threw in some leftover grilled corn (cut off cob) and green beans from the night before! IT WAS FANTASTIC! My bf is a pro chef and he was so pleasantly surprised with this. Remember mine was about double the chicken and less than half the beans. I think you can go kind of fast and loose with what you throw in. I did however stick to the spice as called for and it was great! ENJOY:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2017
I made some slight changes...used chicken thighs stewed tomatoes a diced jalapeno and no water. I added some sliced carrot and a tablespoon of cumin since it is a chili. It was good with the chicken thighs and I would make it again with the slight changes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2018
Fast and tasty: doesn t taste like it simmered all day but a fast lunch. I scaled it down for my husband and self so eliminated the tomatoes as I don t like having partial open cans in fridge. Used cooked chicken from freezer and added a sautéed shallot. Added more of the salsa to offset no tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2017
Wow! This tastes amazing!! It does come out to be more of a soup than a chili but it is soooo good! Amazing broth:) Read More