What Is an Easy Recipe for White Chicken Chili?

What Is an Easy Recipe for White Chicken Chili?

What Is an Easy Recipe for White Chicken Chili?

White chicken chili offers a southwest taste with jalapeno peppers, roasted chicken and a hint of lime. An easy recipe can be prepped in around 20 minutes and served in less than an hour.

White Chicken Chili

The instructions below are for an easy white chicken chili recipe. The chicken chili can be made in one pot for less clean up time and makes six servings.

Prep Time: 20 min.

Cook Time: 35 min.

Ready In: 55 min.


  • 2 14.5-ounce cans white beans
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 2 poblano peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 limes
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, meat shredded and skin removed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Sour cream
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Tortilla chips, crushed
  1. Mash the beans
  2. Drain the canned white beans and rinse thoroughly. Place half of the beans in a large mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher until chunky. Reserve the remaining beans until needed.

  3. Saute onions and garlic
  4. Place a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add canola oil to the pan and add the peppers, onion and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes, or until soft and fragrant.

  5. Add seasonings
  6. Add salt and black pepper to taste to the sauteed vegetables. Add cumin, coriander and chili powder. Toast the spices for about 1 minute.

  7. Add chicken broth
  8. Add the chicken broth to the vegetables and spices, stirring to combine. Cut the limes in half and add juice from 1 1/2 limes. Allow mixture to come to a simmer.

  9. Combine and cook
  10. Add both the mashed beans and the reserved whole beans and allow to cook for 20 minutes.

  11. Prepare and serve
  12. Stir in the shredded chicken and cilantro and cook for 5 minutes. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, crushed tortilla chips and lime wedges.