24 February 2021 (updated)

Winter Comfort With White Chicken Chili

Looking for the perfect comfort food? This kid-friendly white chicken chili is sure to be a hit with your family and friends!

One of my standard go-to recipes for meal prep or taking a meal to someone is a white chicken chili my mom used to make. It's healthy, it's cheap, and it's so tasty. It is also a crowd-pleaser during football games with friends or cozy movie nights. In short, you cannot go wrong with this recipe in our arsenal.

Winter Cooking 2020

While we may have a brighter light at the end of the tunnel, quarantine fatigue is real and if you are a parent cooking for your kids (on top of managing their schoolwork and 85 zoom calls a day) you might feel like you are at capacity during this time. This recipe is your lifesaver! It is filling and satisfying.

Also, when we get to that light at the end of the quarantine tunnel, this recipe will come in handy then as well. Adjusting back to work and socializing is going to be a slow process and having one less thing to think about in the kitchen may be the cure to some of the stress you're feeling.

White Chicken Chili Toppings

Depending on how spicy you like your chili you can moderate the cayenne and jalapenos to your liking. If you want to make chili night at your home an event, you can layer your chili with Frito's or top it off with cheese, avocado, or sour cream.

Scoop yourself a big bowl and enjoy!

White Chicken Chili

Comforting and delicious white chicken chili

5 from 5 votes


PREP TIME

15 mins

COOK TIME

45 mins

TOTAL TIME

an hr





COURSE

dinner

CUISINE

American

SERVINGS

8 people

CALORIES

557.0 kcal

INGREDIENTS

  • 2

    lbs

    cooked, chopped chicken (canned chicken is fine and saves you time)

  • 1

    16 oz can

    great northern beans (drained)

  • 5

    cloves garlic (minced)

  • 2

    yellow onions (chopped)

  • 1

    can

    green chilies (drained)

  • 3

    cups chicken broth

  • 1/3

    cup

    chopped jalapenos (no seeds)

  • 2

    tsp

    chili powder

  • 1

    tbsp

    cayenne pepper

  • 1

    tbsp

    cumin

  • 1

    tbsp

    Tabasco

  • 1

    tbsp

    Worcestershire sauce

  • 1

    16oz can

    chopped tomatoes (drained)

  • 2

    tsp

    oregano

  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • White Chicken Chili

    1. Saute

      Saute onion and garlic until the onions are clear.

    2. Cook

      Add remaining ingredients and cook on medium heat.

    3. Stir

      Stir every 10 minutes or so until mixture is how and well-blended (about 45 minutes)

    4. Add

      Add extra chicken broth if your white chili is too thick.

NUTRITION

Calories:

557.0 kcal

Carbohydrates:

89.5 g

Protein:

44.2 g

Saturated Fat:

3.4 g

Serving Amount:

1

Serving Unit:

bowl

Sodium:

271.0 mg

White Chicken Chili Extra Notes

Feel free to use whatever kind of chicken you have at the moment. Rotisserie chicken, chicken breasts, or canned chicken all work well! Just be sure to shred it for the best consistency.

The same principle also applies to beans. If you don't have northern beans, other white beans like cannellini, navy, or chickpeas will work well, too.

You can also make this recipe with your instant pot. After you sautee the onions and garlic, add the other ingredients and cook on high for 10 minutes.

What did you think of this chili recipe? Let us know if you have any tweaks to make your favorite white chili.



Read more

Family Recipes
|Fall,Food & Recipes15 March 2021 (updated)

A Brunswick Stew Love Story

Brunswick Stew has been serving up love and nurture since my first baby. Now it's a fall staple and a meal I deliver to new moms everywhere.

Nina Simone
Nina Simone
Family Recipes
|Food & Recipes24 February 2021 (updated)

Weeknight Winner: Spinach and Chicken Burritos

Looking for a great easy go-to recipe for weeknights or any night? These spinach and chicken burritos are perfect for large groups or last-minute dinners.

Nina Simone
Nina Simone
Family Recipes
|Food & Recipes24 February 2021 (updated)

Cubano: The Ultimate Cuban Sandwich

Looking for a sandwich that will knock your socks off? We've got a tasty recipe with a cool history! Check out this spin on the classic Cubano Sandwich!

Jayne Schultheis
Jayne Schultheis