White Chicken Chili Recipe

This white chicken chili recipe made on the stovetop is perfect for fall but we eat it year-round! A white chicken chili beans recipe that the whole family will love. It’s not too spicy, very flavorful, and it doesn’t take too long to cook!

White chicken chili is one of those hearty soup / stew style recipes that are great for the colder months of the year. It’s a great dinner recipe but the leftovers make a nice lunch that you can easily store and pack for the following day.

Making chili recipes is easy and fun. You’ll see below that this one doesn’t take much prep work and then it’s just a matter of letting it simmer a bit so the flavors can really come together and elevate.

Pin showing the finished white chicken chili ready to eat

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Do I have to make this chicken chili on the stove top?

You can try and adjust the recipe to suit your needs for Instant Pot or Crockpot cooking but I’ve made this particular recipe specifically for the stove top. Chili can take a long time to cook so I get wanting to cut out some of that time but I can’t say for sure how it will turn out because this particular recipe was designed to be made as written.

I like that this recipe is start to simmering time within 25 minutes. There’s no muss, no fuss, and it comes out perfectly every time. You simmer for an additional 45 minutes but that’s not really time that you have to spend right there with it, it’s more inactive time than anything.

I know different things work for different people so just do what you like! If you make this in the Instant Pot or the Crockpot and it turns out well, feel free to leave a comment so others can try that method as well 🙂

Finished white chicken chili ready to eat

What do I need to make white chicken chili?

Here is what you will need to make my version of white chicken chili! It’s super easy and contains ingredients that are easy to bump up or down depending on your flavor preferences.

This recipe uses chicken, onions, jalapeños, great northern beans, chicken broth, garlic, cumin, oregano, and shredded cheese! 

Finished white chicken chili ready to eat

Do I have to use rotisserie chicken for this chili recipe?

No, you do not need to use rotisserie chicken for this recipe. You don’t even have to use a store-bought one, you can make your own with the Instant Pot or your Air Fryer. Here’s a great collection of rotisserie chicken recipes that you can make at home.

If you are wondering if you can use raw chicken in this recipe the answer is yes, that is accounted for in the recipe. Using cooked chicken will cut down on your time!

We make shredded chicken with the crockpot sometimes and that works well in this recipe too.

Finished white chicken chili ready to eat

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

top down look at a bowl of white chicken chili ready to eat with pot full in background.

How to make white chicken chili:

This is a really simple recipe. If you are new to making chili recipes this one is a great place to start. It’s foolproof and you won’t have to worry about the recipe getting messed up.

Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a 6 quart dutch oven over medium heat  

ingredients ready to start cooking.

Add Onion and saute for 4-6 minutes until lightly brown.

Add Garlic and saute for 30 seconds 

cooking the chicken.

Add Chopped or Diced Chicken and saute for 5 -7 minutes 

cooked chicken

Add Chicken Broth, Chopped Jalapeños with juice ( minus juice if you don’t want as spicy), Cumin and Oregano 

ingredients in pot ready to be cooked.

Bring all ingredients to  a boil and then reduce heat to medium – low and let simmer for 12-15 minutes 

broth being added to the pot

Pour the entire jar of beans into dutch oven and mix well (do not drain prior too) 

jalapenos and spices added.

Continue to simmer for another 45 minutes on low

Add 2 cups of shredded cheese. 

Cheese added to the chili

Mix well and serve

mixing the chili well before serving.

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Printable White Chicken Chili Recipe

Here is a printable version of this white chicken chili beans recipe. You can save it for later or print it out to include it in your meal plan this week. Make sure to stop back and let me know what you thought of this easy dinner recipe!

Yield: 6 Servings

White Chicken Chili Recipe

featured image of the white chicken chili ready to eat

This white chicken chili recipe made on the stovetop is perfect for fall but we eat it year-round! A white chicken chili beans recipe that the whole family will love. It's not too spicy, very flavorful, and it doesn't take too long to cook!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5-2 lbs of Chicken ( Chopped or Diced)
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 4 oz Jar or chopped jalapenos
  • 1 48 oz Large jar of Randall Great Northern Beans
  • 32 oz box of Chicken Broth
  • 2 tbsp of garlic
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp Oregano
  • 2 cups shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a 6 quart dutch oven over medium heat  
  2. Add Onion and saute for 4-6 minutes until lightly brown.
  3. Add Garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  4. Add Chopped or Diced Chicken and saute for 5 -7 minutes.
  5. Add Chicken Broth, Chopped Jalapenos with juice ( minus juice if you don't want as spicy), Cumin and Oregano 
  6. Bring all ingredients to  a boil and then reduce heat to medium - low and let simmer for 12-15 minutes 
  7. Pour the entire jar of beans into dutch oven and mix well (do not drain prior too) 
  8. Continue to simmer for another 45 minutes on low
  9. Add 2 cups of shredded cheese. 
  10. Mix well and serve

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 724Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 254mgSodium: 1029mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 68g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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