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White Chicken Chili Recipe
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White Chicken Chili Recipe

The best White Chicken Chili Recipe. Easy to make and its even better the next day!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to make white chili, White Chicken Chili, White chicken chili recipe
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 554kcal


  • 1 TBS grapeseed or olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped Vidalia onion
  • 1 whole jalapeños minced ribs and seeds removed (if you are worried about spiciness)
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic (or 2 TBS garlic paste) minced
  • 1 can green chilies
  • 1 TBS chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Pinch cumin add more if you enjoy the flavor of cumin
  • Kosher salt & black pepper to taste
  • 30 oz chicken broth
  • 2 cans cans small white beans (14 oz. cans)
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn (
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 heaping cup (or more) shredded chicken
  • 1 TBS fresh lime juice
  • a couple shakes of Tabasco
  • 1 tsp chicken bullion optional, for a more rich flavor


  • In a soup pot, sauté onions just until translucent. 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in jalapenos, chilies and garlic and sauté 1 minute more.
  • Add in spices, seasoning and broth and stir until combined.
  • Add in beans and corn and then bring to a simmer.
  • Once simmering, add in cream cheese, stirring until it melts into the chili.
  • Turn heat to low and add in heavy cream and shredded chicken. Stir until combined and then taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Add fresh lime to brighten the chili. If you want it thicker, allow it to simmer on low a little while longer. If you want it thinner, add additional broth.
  • Spoon into bowls and enjoy as is or garnish with cilantro, parsley, scallion, or shredded Pepper Jack or Cheddar cheese.


Serving: 5servings | Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1028mg | Potassium: 1390mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1386IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 7mg