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White Chicken Chili

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White Chicken Chili
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 9
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Get ready to skip your standard recipe—White Chicken Chili is totally worth your while. Made with chicken, white beans and broth, this version is customizable to whatever heat level you desire. It’s also plenty hearty, though its consistency is less chunky than red chile. But what really defines this chicken chili recipe is its brighter, fresher flavor, which is all thanks to the broth, a garnish of cilantro and green chiles. Contrary to what you might imagine, green chiles are not hot. They’re just delicious! So if you’ve got a package of chicken and the requisite seasonings for White Chicken Chili on hand, why not give this a try?
Updated May 11, 2022

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 cans (14 oz each) chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) cannellini beans, drained
  • 2 cans (4.5 oz each) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash ground red pepper (cayenne), if desired
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (6 oz)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, garlic and chicken; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink.
  • 2
    Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese and cilantro. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 to 15 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    To serve, spoon chili into soup bowls. Top each serving with cheese and cilantro.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    White chili—usually made with white beans, chicken and chiles instead of red beans, beef and tomatoes—is still packed with plenty of spicy chili flavor. You can add more kick to this white bean chicken chili by increasing the amount of red pepper sauce.
  • tip 2
    Keep a package of frozen diced cooked chicken in the freezer. It's a lifesaver when you're in a hurry and don't have time to cut chicken into pieces. For an ultra-quick version of this White Chicken Chili recipe, use your leftover rotisserie chicken.
  • tip 3
    Pair your White Chicken Chili with breadsticks or cornbread and a tossed green salad for a satisfying meal.
  • tip 4
    From green to red and chicken to beef, we love chili. If you do, too, you’ll want to explore the rest of Betty’s best chili recipes.

Nutrition

290 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 27g Protein, 24g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 Cup)
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
1410mg
59%
Potassium
750mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
2g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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