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Overhead view of a bowl of white chicken chili garnished with fresh cilantro.
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Easy White Chicken Chili

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

This comforting white chicken chili is easy to make with hearty white beans, zesty seasonings, and rotisserie chicken. A favorite weeknight meal!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken chili recipe, white bean chicken chili, white bean chili
Servings: 4
Calories: 327kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 30 ounces white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 ounces 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 (or shredded cooked chicken)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Optional toppings: avocado slices, shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ladle chili into bowls and serve with desired toppings.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 922mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 5.4mg