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Bowl of white chicken chili
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5 from 4 votes

White Chicken Chili

Flavorful, smokey broth filled with tender chicken and white beans is hearty enough to satisfy, yet so easy to throw together any night of the week.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 114kcal

Ingredients

White Chicken Chili

  • ½ tbsp oil
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic or 1 tsp minced
  • tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 15 oz can navy beans
  • 1 7 oz can fire roasted diced green chiles
  • 1 lb chicken breast sliced

Toppings

  • cilantro chopped
  • cheese shredded
  • red onion diced
  • sour cream
  • avocado
  • limes

Instructions

Stovetop Instructions

  • Heat pot over medium heat. Once the pot is hot add oil. Sauté onions until soft. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add spices for additional 30 seconds.
  • Add in chicken broth, beans, green chiles, and chicken breast. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until chicken is tender and cooked through.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Heat pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot add oil. Sauté onions until soft. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add spices for additional 30 seconds.
  • Transfer onions, garlic, and spices to slow cooker. Add in chicken broth, beans, green chiles, and chicken breast. Cook on low for 4-6 hours until chicken is tender and cooked through.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice.

Notes

Tips & Tricks
  • Do not substitute or leave out the chipotle chili powder. This is the key ingredient for creating the subtle smokiness in the broth.
  • Be careful not to boil the chicken breasts or they won’t come out as tender. Cook at a simmer instead.
  • In a pinch rotisserie chicken can be used. It will only need to simmer for about 5 minutes or until heated through.
 
Freezer Instructions
Allow chili to cool completely. Ladle into your favorite container and freeze for up to 6 months. To reheat, thaw completely and warm on the stove over medium heat or in the microwave until hot. 

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1053mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg