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The BEST Creamy Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe

This Creamy Easy White Chicken Chili is a recipe that you will become a legend for making. Strong statement…I know. This recipe is seriously the best creamy white chicken chili recipe ever.

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Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe
Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe

My sister told me about this dish for weeks when I went to her house to try it for myself. One spoonful of this creamy goodness, and I was in love with this recipe!

The best part about this white chicken chili is that even though it has a lot of ingredients, it’s super easy to make because everything is made in one pot.

Rotisserie chicken or baked chicken breast, onions, Great Northern beans, chicken broth, green chili, sour cream, heavy whipping cream, and seasoning turn this white chili recipe with chicken into something spectacular.

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This soup recipe has a great flavor that the whole family will love. It can be made on the stove top, in an Instant Pot, or a crock pot.

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The original recipe was found Taste of Home, I changed a few of the steps and ingredients.

Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe
Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe

How to Make Creamy Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe:

Ingredients for White Chili with Chicken

1 pound rotisserie chicken, shredded

1 medium chopped onion

1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cans (15-ounce sized) Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed

14 1/2 ounces chicken broth

2 cans chopped green chiles (4-ounce)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Shredded jalapeno monterey jack cheese, cheddar cheese, tortilla chips, and sliced seeded jalapeño pepper are all optional toppings

How do you make white chicken chili from scratch?

  1. In a large saucepan, sauté the onion and garlic powder with the canola oil over medium heat until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the shredded chicken, beans, chicken stock, chiles, and seasonings to the large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for another 30 minutes uncovered.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream and heavy cream. If desired, top with shredded cheese, tortilla chips, green onions, lime wedges, or sliced jalapeño peppers if desired.

Best White Chicken Chili Recipe Card with Nutritional Information

Yield: 7 servings

Creamy White Chili Recipe with Chicken

Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe

Creamy White Chicken Chili is one of the tastiest recipes you'll ever have. This rich, creamy chili will become one of your most requested recipes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (15-ounce) Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14 1/2 ounces chicken broth
  • 2 cans diced green chiles (4-ounce cans)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onion and garlic powder with the canola oil until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add in shredded chicken, beans, broth, chiles, and seasonings. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for another 30 minutes, uncovered.
  3. Remove from heat.

Nutrition Information

Yield

7

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 338Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 102mgSodium 784mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 24g

Tips for making flavorful white chicken chili:

  1. You can substitute hatch chiles for green chiles. Just add the hatch chilis to the onions when you sauté them.
  2. You can replace Great Northern beans with white beans, navy beans, pinto beans, or cannellini beans.
  3. Omit the cayenne pepper if you would prefer a milder chile. You could always add it in at the end.
  4. Substitute a cooked chicken breast or leftover chicken for rotisserie chicken.
  5. If you’re looking for exciting ways to top your soups, take a look at Best Soup Topping Ideas.
  6. Minced garlic cloves can be substituted for garlic powder.
  7. To make this white chili thicker, add some cream cheese.

Toppings for white chicken chili

  • Shredded cheese
  • Jalapeño slices
  • Pickled Jalapeños
  • Tortilla chips
  • Tortilla strips
  • Green onions
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Sour cream
  • Hot sauce
  • Limes

What goes well with white chili?

You’ll want to sop up all that goodness with some rolls.

Cornbread also goes well with white chicken chili.

A nice side salad is also the perfect accompaniment to this dish.

Can you make the white chili recipe thicker?

Yes, you can make the creamy white chicken chili thicker. Blend one of the drained, rinsed cans of beans before adding to the chili.

How long does chicken chili last in the refrigerator?

Properly stored in an airtight container, white chili with chicken will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze this white chili with chicken recipe?

Soups with dairy don’t freeze well. When you reheat the soup, the dairy separates and tastes grainy. I would not recommend it unless freezing the chili before adding the sour cream and heavy cream.

How to make white bean chicken chili in the slow cooker:

  1. Cook the onions and garlic powder in the olive oil for a few minutes in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add to the crockpot.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker, except for sour cream, heavy cream, and toppings.
  3. Slow cook on low for 5 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  4. Stir in sour cream and heavy cream. Top bowls with your favorite toppings. Crockpot white chicken chili will become a family favorite.

We’ve reached the end of the Easy White Chili Recipe.  I hope you enjoyed it.

Tell me in the comments below how you liked this easy white bean chili recipe. 

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Melissa J

Monday 23rd of January 2023

This was really good! I ended up using a whole 32 oz box of chicken bone broth, and added more chicken for extra protein, but kept the measurements for everything else the same, and the flavor is outstanding. I used 505 brand hatch Chiles, and I wish I had taken into consideration cooking them with the onion like you recommended in your notes. I will definitely do that next time.

Kelly

Tuesday 24th of January 2023

Thank you for the compliment! I appreciate you writing to let me know - Kelly

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MindfulMama

Sunday 7th of November 2021

Thank you for the recipe, my family loved it! Will definitely make again. I appreciate the crockpot version included, as well as the sides and toppings suggestions. Delicious and simple! Looking forward to trying more recipes.

Kelly

Monday 8th of November 2021

Hello! You are very welcome. I'm so glad you liked it! Try my Hungarian Mushroom soup, meatloaf, and pickled red onions. Those recipes are 10's! Kelly

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