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Homemade White Chicken Chili Recipe

Best White Chicken Chili Recipe

This White Chicken Chili Recipe is super easy to make and is full of spicy chili flavor, chicken, and white beans. It's the perfect meal for game days or weeknight dinners.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword White Chicken Chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 570kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 4 cups cooked shredded chicken meat
  • 3 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 green chile seeds removed and minced
  • 2 15oz. cans white beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15oz. can sweet corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 4.5oz. can green chiles optional for extra spiciness
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth low-sodium
  • 1 lime zested and juiced

To be added later:

  • 2 cups cream
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese optional


  • Place a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Once hot, add butter and melt it.
  • Add diced onion, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add celery, green chile, canned green chile (if using), corn and beans. Stir and add oregano, thyme, cumin, pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  • Add chicken broth, lime juice, lime zest, and stir to combine. Add shredded chicken and stir to combine.
  • Bring to a light simmer, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes.
  • In a large cup mix cornstarch and cream until smooth. Add the mixture to the soup and stir to combine, until the soup will thicken.
  • Stir in sour cream until fully combined. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  • If you prefer the soup to be even thicker, mix another 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup water and add the mixture to the soup, simmer.
  • If using cheese, remove soup from heat and stir in the cheese. Keep in mind that the cheese will make the soup texture heartier and thicker.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite toppings like sour cream, diced jalapenos, chips, and cheese.


Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 1685IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1.3mg