White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili Recipe

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Deb Piereman


I love White Chicken Chili and have experimented with other recipes. This is the best recipe I have found.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
2 Hr


  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2
    chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 small
    white onions, diced
  • 2 small
    carrots, sliced
  • 2
    stalks celery, diced
  • 4 clove
    fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 can(s)
    great northern beans, 16 oz.
  • 4 c
    chicken broth
  • 2 can(s)
    4 oz., mild chopped green chilies
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano (or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper (add at end to taste)
  • 3 c
    monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • ·
    cilantro, fresh
  • ·
    sour cream

How to Make White Chicken Chili


  1. Heat olive oil in dutch oven and saute garlic until lightly browned. Add diced chicken, onion, carrots and celery and saute until chicken is done and veggies soften. Add beans, undrained, chicken broth and spices (except cayenne) and simmer for 2 hours.
  2. Remove from heat. Add 2 cups of the jack cheese and stir until melted, then add cayenne to taste. Serve and top bowls with remaining sprinkle of cheese, a dollop of sour cream and chopped cilantro.

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About White Chicken Chili

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups Chili

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