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White Chicken Chili

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

White Chicken Chili

White chicken chili is a hearty soup made with chicken, white beans, spices, and green chilies. It's perfect for chilly days and easy to make. Enjoy it on its own or with warm bread.

White Chicken Chili


  • 18 ounces of cooked chicken meat

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 yellow onion, small dice

  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced

  • 1-4 ounce can green chilies, drained

  • ½ cup of corn

  • 2 Tablespoons chili seasoning

  • 6 cups chicken stock

  • 2 cans of pinto beans, drained

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, tempered

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Cheddar Cheese and fresh cilantro to garnish


  1. Add the oil to a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

  2. When the oil is hot, add the onion, corn, and green chilies and stir well

  3. Add the chicken meat, salt, and pepper as the vegetables are sweating, and stir well. Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes

  4. Add the chili seasoning, fresh minced garlic, and more salt and pepper, turn down the heat, and let simmer for about 5 minutes.

  5. Pour 4 cups of the chicken stock into the pan and stir well; turn the heat up and bring to a light rolling boil

  6. Add the tempered cream cheese, and using a whisk, blend the cream cheese into the mixture until it is a smooth consistency

  7. Add the drained beans and mix well

  8. Turn heat to low and let simmer for about 20 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the chili thickens just a bit

  9. Add more salt and pepper as needed, and serve hot with cheddar cheese and fresh chiffonade cilantro on top

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