Cream Cheese Chicken Chili


This cream cheese chicken chili is sinfully cheesy! We serve it in bread bowls. Christmas Eve favorite! Serve with pickled jalapenos and carrots.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 servings


  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

  • 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 ½ (16 ounce) cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (8 ounce) jar salsa

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cubed

  • 1 (8 ounce) package Monterey Jack cheese, cubed


  1. Combine chicken, water, bell pepper, celery, onion, garlic, seasoned salt, and oregano in a pot. Bring to a boil; continue to boil until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat, shred chicken with 2 forks, and return to the pot. Add beans, salsa, and chile peppers, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add cream cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. Do not allow to boil once cheeses are added; if boiling you can remove from the heat entirely. Stir until melted.

Cook's Note:

You can use pepper Jack cheese instead of Monterey Jack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
13g Fat
16g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 515mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 17mg 87%
Calcium 211mg 16%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 561mg 12%

* 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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