White Chicken Chili

This creamy chili is made with tender chicken, white beans, corn, sour cream, vegetables, and just the right spices to flavor the dish perfectly.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken chili, white chicken chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 308 kcal


  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 medium tomatillos
  • 2 jalapenos seeds removed for less spice (leave in for more spice)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4.5 oz can chopped green chiles
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 16 oz can navy beans drained
  • 8 oz frozen corn thawed
  • 2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
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  1. Dice onion, tomatillos, and jalapenos. You can leave seeds in or take seeds out of the jalapeno, depending on how spicy you want the chili. Smash and mince garlic cloves.

  2. Preheat a large pot over medium heat and add oil. Add diced vegetables and saute until it's softened.

  3. Add canned chopped green chiles and mix well.

  4. Cut chicken breasts in half and nestle chicken halves into the vegetables. Cover the pot with a lid and cook for about 15 minutes. Flip chicken breasts and cook for a few more minutes.

  5. Add beans, corn, chicken stock, and spices to the pot and mix well. Lower the heat to low and cover the pot with a lid.

  6. Cook for about an hour.

  7. Take chicken out of the pot and shred it using two forks. (If you want smaller pieces of chicken, you can also chop shredded chicken.)

  8. Add chicken back to the pot and add sour cream. Mix well until sour cream is completely incorporated.

  9. Serve with toppings like Monterrey Jack cheese, avocado, cilantro, squeeze of lime juice, crunchy tortilla strips, or some fresh jalapeno if you like it spicy.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
White Chicken Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 540mg23%
Potassium 794mg23%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 373IU7%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.