Friday, January 16, 2015

White Chicken Chili

The Best White Chicken Chili Recipe - Very Easy!

This winter is shaping up to be a lot like last year's.  We haven't had as much snow, but it's been freezing.  We've already had a couple week's worth of single digits / negative windchill days.

And when it's sooooo cold out, chili just hits the spot.

So lately, I've been making lots of different chilis: veggie chili, taco chili, our family recipe, and this amazing white chicken chili that I found on Pinterest from Cooking Classy. I just changed up a few things to suit our tastes.  It's a family favorite!

White Chicken Chili


1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 4-6 pieces
1 onion, diced
1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 (14.5 oz.) cans chicken broth
1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies
1-1/2 tsp. cumin
3/4 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
salt and pepper, to taste
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, cut into cubes
1-1/4 cup corn (fresh, frozen, or canned, drained)
2 (15 oz.) cans cannellini or great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
Corn chips
Tortilla chips


1.  Slowly cook chicken and olive oil over low/medium heat in a Dutch over.  Sauté until no longer pink and a fork can split them easily.  Shred chicken with two forks. 

2.  Add onion to chicken and cook until onion is soft.  Add garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute, stirring often.

3.  Add chicken broth, green chilies, and the rest of the spices.  Bring to a boil.  Then reduce heat and let simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.

4.  Add cream cheese and stir until melted.  Once completely melted, stir in corn and 1 can of white beans.

5.  Put 3/4 of the second can of beans and 1/4 cup of the broth from the cooking soup in a blender.  Purée.

6.  Add remainder of beans and bean purée to the soup.  Simmer for another 15 minutes.

7.  Serve hot with saltines or tortilla or corn chips.  Enjoy!

Notes:  You can skip puréeing the beans and just add them straight into the soup.  If you skip this step, the soup will not be as creamy.

Also, this is amazing with corn chips.  Just letting you know. ;)

The Best White Chicken Chili Recipe - Very Easy!

I also love it because it's just spicy enough for the adults, but not too spicy for the kids.  So we all love it.  Hope your family enjoys it too!

The Best White Chicken Chili Recipe - Very Easy!


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  1. Totally agree on chili for the coldest days. This one sounds great - I like the spicy enough for adults but not too spicy for kids... lately Hendrik has been refusing some food and then I realize whoops, that might be a bit spicy for him. I think he'd love this though, and anything that tastes good with corn chips is a major hit with my hubby, so I think we'll have to try :) Thanks so much for linking up again! Hope to see you again on Feb. 19...

    1. Ha, I always forget the spiciness factor with my kids too! But this one is just right. I hope you guys like it! Thanks for hosting again - this is one of my fave link ups! -Jess

  2. I love white chicken chili but haven't had it in a while tho! I actually just pinned another recipe for it this past week, so maybe I'll have to compare yours and that one and make a version of both!! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. I like your thinking! I always change up whatever recipe I find on Pinterest. You'll probably come up with something awesome. You'll have to send me that recipe! I love chili. Have a great weekend! -Jess

  3. Oh yum yum yum! This looks delicious! I am totally pinning this for my husband to cook for me (since I can't cook!) haha.

    1. Oh my gosh...I love that! haha Hope you guys like it! We sure do! -Jess

  4. White Chicken chili is one of my faves! Your blog is great, love it! Love that as sisters you are walking the journey of life together! Sisters are the best! I am your newest follower! :-)
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

    1. Thank you so much! We love doing this together :) Glad to have you along for the journey now too! :) -Jess


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