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White Bean Chicken Chili

Easy white bean chicken chili you can whip up on the stovetop. Healthy ingredients include chicken broth, rotisserie chicken, green chiles and spring onions. This is such a soothing chili for the cold weather.

Course Dinner
Keyword chicken, chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 133 kcal


  • 1 ½ lbs shredded rotisserie chicken or chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp chile powder, divided
  • 2 tbsp cumin, divided
  • ½ tsp sea salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 15 oz can white beans
  • 1 4 oz can green chiles
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar and monterey jack
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Garnish: chopped cilantro and spring onions


  1. Shred the rotisserie chicken. Spread chicken pieces out on a plate and sprinkle all sides with 1 tbsp cumin and 1 tbsp chile powder.

  2. In a dutch oven or large pot on stove, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil Add onions and saute for about 4 minutes, until soft. Add minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds.

  3. Add beans, shredded chicken, chiles, oregano, 1 tbsp chile powder, 1 tbsp cumin, ¼ tsp salt. Add 3 cups or more chicken broth (add enough to arrive at your desired chili consistency).

  4. Stir to combine. Simmer on low for 20 minutes, in uncovered pot.

  5. Remove dutch oven from heat and cool for 5 minutes.

  6. Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheese. Then stir in 1 cup of sour cream.

  7. Simmer on very low for 15 minutes (DO NOT BOIL - this could cause the dairy products to separate).

  8. Serve in bowls and garnish with cilantro, spring onions and dollop of sour cream.

Recipe Notes

Note:  You can use chicken breasts instead of rotisserie chicken, if desired.  Simply bake the chicken breasts, wrapped in foil with lemon juice squeezed all over the meat, for about 1 hour at 375 degrees.  Shred chicken.

Nutrition Facts
White Bean Chicken Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 390mg17%
Potassium 280mg8%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Calcium 91mg9%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Vitamin A 511IU10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.