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White Chicken Chili
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
This recipe for white chicken chili is a nice lighter alternative to the traditional beef chili. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: mexican
Keyword: Chicken, Lunch, One Pot Meal
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 376 kcal
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 Jalapeño peppers seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • ¾ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 4-ounce cans green chilis
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • salt and coarsely ground black pepper
For Serving:
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • diced avocados
  • sliced Jalapeño peppers
  • corn tortilla chips
  1. Heat a 5-qt stock pot over medium-high heat. Add the ground chicken and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the chili powder and salt and cook until the chicken is no longer pink. Remove the chicken from the pan with a slotted spoon and pour off and discard the grease.

  2. Add the olive oil to the pot, along with the onions and Jalapeño peppers and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until the onions start to soften. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 more minute. Add the stock and bring the mixture to a boil. Return the cooked ground chicken to the pot, and add the evaporated milk, red kidney beans, white kidney beans, and green chilis. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.

  3. Add the corn kernels and cook for another 15 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Serve the chili hot in bowls. Top with fresh chopped cilantro, add your favorite chili toppings and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
White Chicken Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 of 6 portions)
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 1281mg53%
Potassium 1173mg34%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 885IU18%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.