Easy White Chicken Chili

Easy White Chicken Chili – this comforting and delicious white chicken chili is easy to make thanks to rotisserie chicken. You can have a bowl of yummy white chicken chili on the dinner table in no time!

Easy White Chicken Chili topped with avocado and cilantro

A Busy Day Calls for Easy White Chicken Chili

During the fall and winter months, we are always looking for easy and comforting dinner recipes, how about you? Chili is always a staple at our house and this Easy White Chicken Chili is the best because it is SO easy and the flavors are SO good. The chili is made in one pot, making clean up a breeze too! It is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight dinner.

White Chicken Chili made with rotisserie chicken in 30 minutes

Rotisserie Chicken for Easy White Chicken Chili

This chili is beyond easy because there is a secret ingredient, store-bought rotisserie chicken. Pick up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store and shred it for this chili recipe. If you happen to have leftover chicken, you can shred it or chop it up for this chili too. I love it when leftovers turn into a delicious meal!

You can also use leftover turkey, we always make this chili after Thanksgiving and Christmas because it puts the leftover holiday turkey to good use! Plus, everyone loves this healthy and hearty chili after the big holiday meal.

White Chicken Chili Ingredients

Traditional chili is made with kidney beans, tomatoes, and ground beef, but white chicken chili is different. For white chicken chili you use white beans, shredded chicken, and chicken broth. You can use navy beans, Great Northern beans, or cannellini beans. All of these white beans work well in this white bean chili recipe.

You also add the following ingredients to give the chili spice and flavor:

  • onion
  • garlic
  • jalapeno
  • diced green chiles
  • lime juice
  • cumin
  • chili powder
  • oregano
  • cilantro

Bowl of White Chicken Chili ready to serve

White Chicken Chili is a Favorite

I like to make this white chicken chili on the stovetop because it can be made in about 30 minutes. It is a great quick and easy weeknight meal. If you want to make crockpot white chicken chili, you can put all of the ingredients in the crockpot and turn it on low for 3 to 4 hours.

We like to make our Easy Cornbread or our Green Chile Cheddar Cheese Cornbread to go with this chili recipe. Cornbread and chili are a match made in heaven! You can also top your bowl of chili with shredded cheese, avocado slices, jalapeño slices, sour cream, cilantro, or tortilla chips.

If you are short on time, but still want a comforting and delicious dinner, make this Easy White Chicken Chili. It is always a favorite!

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White Chicken Chili served with cornbread

How to Make White Chicken Chili

Check out the video below and watch how to make this easy white chicken chili.  See for yourself just how easy this easy white chicken chili is. It easily adapts to what you have on hand and your specific tastes.

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Easy White Chicken Chili

4.75 from 4 votes
Using rotisserie chicken makes this comforting and delicious white bean chili super easy! It is a weeknight favorite during the cold months.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 3 to 4 cups chicken broth depending on how thick you want your chili
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: avocado slices shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Cook the onion until translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add in the garlic and jalapeno and cook for 2 more minutes.
  2. Add the white beans, green chiles, chicken broth, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, oregano, chicken, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Stir and let simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
  3. Ladle chili into bowls and serve with desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Easy White Chicken Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Potassium 922mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 1g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Vitamin C 8.8%
Calcium 13.6%
Iron 29.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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