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Bowl of easy white chicken chili

Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe

This white chicken chili recipe is simple and easy to throw together in just a short amount of time. Full of flavor, hearty and oh so creamy. #easywhitechickenchilirecipe #easywhitechickenchili #whitechickenchili #whitebeanchickenchili
Course dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword easy white chicken chili recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 769kcal
Cost 5


  • 4-5 cans navy beans
  • 1 onion large, chopped fine
  • 1 stick butter I used extra virgin olive oil for the sauteing instead
  • 1/3 C flour
  • 3 C chicken broth
  • 4 C half and half I used fat free
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin more to taste
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 4 oz can of chilies chopped
  • 4-5 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 2 cups Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream I didn't add this and it was still amazing


  • You can cook the chicken to your preference by boiling, microwaving, grilling or sauteing. I preferred to saute the meat after defrosting. Chop chicken into 1/2" bite size pieces and set aside in the main pot you'll be using for your chili. Add beans.
  • Saute onions in butter or olive oil and set aside.
  • In separate heavy pan, melt 4 tablespoons butter and whisk in the flour without browning.
  • Stir in onions and gradually add broth and half and half make sure to whisk constantly so that you don't have the roux sauce sticking or burning as you add the liquid. Simmer 5 minutes to allow it to thicken and then add it to your chili pot.
  • Stir in seasonings, chilies, cheese and simmer stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. stir in sour cream just before serving.


Calories: 769kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 248mg | Sodium: 1413mg | Potassium: 1003mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1774IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 523mg | Iron: 2mg