White Chicken Chili Soup Recipe

Delicious White Chicken Chili Recipe - one of the heartiest soup recipes ever! We love having this for dinner. Chicken, beans, cheese, and lots of spices!!

YAY!! Things have finally started to cool down a bit here in Houston. We’re not breaking out the boots and coats just yet, but I did have to put on a light sweater the other night as we went outside to watch the kiddos play in the backyard. I know some of you have already been seeing snow for awhile and may be sick of the cold already, but I can’t even express in words the excitement I feel when the weather cools down, because you know that means the Holidays are quickly approaching.

Along with the holidays come all the fun and delicious winter recipes, especially soups. The hubby and I LOVE soups and could argue that there may be nothing better than a nice hearty soup served in a sourdough bread bowl this time of year. 🙂 Well, with it being Soup Season, I knew I needed to try some new soup recipes and was able to try a new White Chicken Chili Soup Recipe this past weekend.

The result? Pure awesome-ness!

The hubby couldn’t stop eating and said they tasted like my Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas in a soup form. I thought the same thing and was so happy we had found another delicious soup recipe that was SO easy to make!

As I just mentioned… this recipe (adapted from here) was so yummy and was super easy to throw together. 😀

For video instructions on how to make this White Chicken Chili, check out the video below:


For printable recipe:
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White Chicken Chili Soup Recipe
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 15.5 oz. cans Great Northern Beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese Monterrey Jack or Mexican Blend
  1. In a large pot, add broth, beans, chicken, green chilis, cumin, garlic powder, oregano and pepper. Simmer on low-medium heat for 20-30 minutes, or until it is heated through.
  2. Right before serving, stir in sour cream and cheese until it is all blended and melted. ENJOY!

Delicious White Chicken Chili Recipe - one of the heartiest soup recipes ever! We love having this for dinner. Chicken, beans, cheese, and lots of spices!!

I seriously think you guys will love this recipe. You pretty much throw most of the ingredients in the pot, cook it for a bit and then add sour cream and cheese right at the end. I honestly could not believe how easy this was. I think you could even throw everything into the crock pot and cook on low for an hour or two and you’re set!

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    Ohhhhhh – I think that I need to make this for dinner tonight. Looks perfect for this chilly fall weather.
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  2. 3

    Looks delish! Picked up the ingredients at the store this am and popped it all in the crockpot. Can’t wait for dinner tonight!

    • 4

      Curious how it turned out, Melissa? I hope you guys liked it as much as we did. 🙂

      • 5

        I emailed you back, but figured I would post it here too b/c I heart your soup so much ; ) It was amazing, my hubby & I agree it is probably one of the most delicious meals I have made in awhile! And I am totally using this as my entry this year in our friends superbowl chili cook-off…is it weird that I am this excited about a soup? LOL! Thanks for the awesome recipe, this is for sure going into our cold weather weekly menu rotation.

        • 6

          Success!! I love hearing that others enjoy a recipe just as much as we do!! And I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that you win the chili cook off!! 😀

  3. 7

    Nice soup recipes. Thank you.

  4. 9

    I made something similar to this just last week, coincidentally, and I have to say that it was delicious. I had never tried white bean-chicken-chili (soup) before, I generally just make red and call it a day, and I had never tried cooking with chillies — I was too scared! — but I tried it and it was really good. I like your version with sour cream and lots of cheese better than that one so I am bookmarking this baby!!! Thanks for all you do. I’m a big fan.

  5. 11

    Yummy!! I’m definitely going to make this soon. I’m in Arkansas right now where the highs have been in the 50’s and the leaves are changing….so beautiful. I’ll be making the trek back to warm Houston tomorrow. I wish I could bring this cool weather with me…sigh. Thanks for the recipe!!

  6. 15

    I have never tried this kind of soup! Adding it to the recipe list for this winter!

  7. 16

    I’m assuming you could substitute plain Greek yogurt for sour cream, right?

    Looks so easy and yummy, I’m going to try it out this weekend here in Austin!

    • 17

      I sure hope so because that’s what I have in the frig! I picked up the rest of the ingredients today, so I can’t wait to report back to how my fiancee and I liked it! 🙂

  8. 18

    Made this last night and the whole fam loved it including son and hubby who are extremely picky! Now if only Houston would stay this cool for awhile!!

  9. 19

    I made this tonight for me and the kids and they loved it! i even added fresh tomatoes for a little zing! Thank you so much for this!!!

  10. 20

    Ok, I made just made this soup this morning! Who makes soup at 10am? I do! LOL! I did use 1c. of greek yogurt for the 1c. of sour cream and it worked out great (I did add an extra 2 cups of Mexican Blend cheese to thicken it up a bit to my liking). Overall, great soup recipe to have on hand for the Fall/Winter.
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  11. 22

    Yes soup season is here and we need recipes like this to keep us going throughout the winter so thanks for sharing

  12. 24

    I can’t wait to try this! I think I will add a can of corn to mine.

    • 25

      For anyone that has had this soup before… How do you think mixing corn and tomatoes in would be? And topping with avocado? I normally just use the easy McCormick seasoning packet but want to venture out… This sounds de-lish!

      • 26

        Hi Alexa. To be honest, I’m not sure about the tomatoes, but I think corn would be a great addition as well as the avocados. If you do end up trying the tomatoes, let me know how it goes!! Super curious. 🙂

    • 27

      I think I will add Corn to mine next time, too!! 😀

  13. 28

    Getting ready to make this AGAIN for our pre trick or treating soup buffet tonight. Would love to try this in the crockpot…should I cook the chicken first or put it in uncooked (since it would cook about 7 hours…)?

    Thanks so much!

  14. 29

    How did I not realize that you are in Houston? So am I! I love finding other bloggers in the area.

    Great recipe…we tried a similar recipe last week for the first time and my family loved it.

    I just pinned your chicken tortilla soup and baked potato soup and can’t wait to try those!
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  15. 30

    I am making this again tonight–second time around! SO good! Thanks for all of the yummy recipes and crafty ideas you post! You’re the best 🙂

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  16. 32

    Great recipe, thank you! Added corn, it was delish!

  17. 34

    So I made this tonight for dinner and everything smelled and tasted so good right up until I added the cheese and sour cream. I added the sour cream and cheese right after removing the pot from heat. Pretty sure my sour cream broke and turned the soup into a grainy texture. Any suggestions on how to get that smooth creamy texture?

  18. 35

    This was amazing. We ate the whole pot in 2 days and then my husband asked me could I make more. Very easy and I substituted lowfat sour cream.

  19. 36

    Any idea on how much this makes? I’m thinking I need to cut it to serve my needs.

  20. 39

    Do you know how many serving recipe makes?

  21. 42

    Do you drain the beans before putting them in the crockpot?

  22. 44

    This was so good. I left out the chilis and only had parmesan and cheddar cheese on hand but it came out perfect. Now for the real test…..my 4 year old.

  23. 47

    Just wanted to pop in and say THANK YOU for this recipe – made it with some leftover rotisserie chicken and it is truly awesome! Soooo easy to make, and yummy. It rivals the Soup Man across the street from my office, who makes excellent white chicken chili, so thank you for helping me save $4 a cup! 🙂

  24. 49

    This is the best recipe I’ve found so far. I add onion and 1/4 tsp of chilli powder to give a little taste.

  25. 50

    I converted this to a Crockpot recipe. Instead of canned beans I used about 1 cup dried beans (from Winco bulk), soaked overnight. I would probably add about 1/2 cup more beans next time actually. I used 2 large chicken breasts instead of the shredded chicken and shredded it right before serving. I added about half a large onion, some chili powder, and a bay leaf (remove before serving) for more flavor. All the other ingredients were the same. Cooked it on low for about 8 hours. To add the sour cream, I stirred in a bit of the broth from the chili until it was liquidy so it would blend better, and added the cheese normally. Delicious!

  26. 52

    I’ve been looking for a chicken chili recipe for a long time I’m truly excited to try this one.. I hope I found it! I will be making this for dinner tomorrow…

  27. 54

    Adding the corn sounds like chicken corn chowder…a fave of the Campbells Chunky Soup for me. I am definitely going to make this…but not in the crockpot.

  28. 55

    Delicious! One thing I changed though was adding and additional 1/2tsp cumin and I used 2 tsp oregano as I thought it needed more of those flavors, and it was great! Husband loved it too, and it was very filling! The leftovers went quickly, will be making this again!

  29. 56

    This was really fabulous. I only had about 1/3 cup of sour cream on hand (hate when that happens) so I took a tip from other posters and also added 1/2 package of cream cheese. I also did not use the whole 2-cup bag of cheese that the recipe calls for, although I’m sure it would have been even better if I had. This was a real keeper, my husband raved about it!

    • 57

      I’m so glad to hear it!! And I’m glad you were able to substitute some of the ingredients. My hubby loooooves cheese, so he makes sure I put the whole 2 cups in, even if it’s not as healthy. 😉

  30. 58

    Would Ike this thicker like chili instead of soup. Would I use less broth?

  31. 60

    How many serving are in white bean chili?

  32. 61

    Such a delicious and easy soup! I did add a little onion and only had two cans of beans on hand, but it was hearty and perfect for a cool, fall night. Thanks for the recipe.

  33. 62

    This chicken chili soup is amazing! I found your recipe 2 years ago on Pinterest and it is now a Winter family favorite!

    • 63

      I LOVE to hear that, Alexis!! Reminds me that I should make it this week. It’s one of our favorites too. 🙂 I hope you can find more recipes you enjoy here!!

  34. 64

    Hello! I am wanting to make this for the in laws who arrive tomorrow night! One poster commented that their sour cream didn’t melt in nicely, have you ever found that or is there a trick in adding it in? Just don’t have to time to test batch this and want to avoid any failures;) Thank you in advance!!

  35. 65

    This looks delicious! Making it right now! Do you bring to a boil before simmering?

  36. 67

    This looks delicious, can’t wait to make it. Just wondering how many servings makes? Family of 3, just seems like would be alot for us. Could I just half the recipe if needed?

  37. 68

    Does anyone know how many servings this makes and how big of a serving? Can’t wait to try it!

  38. 69

    I made this for supper tonight and my husband and I absolutely LOVED it! Hubby just ran a bowl over to his Mom. He loved it so much, he wanted her to try it.
    Thank you for this easy and delicious recipe. Will definitely cook it again!

  39. 70

    My husband and I love this soup and have made it several times!!!

  40. 72

    Made this tonight and everything was good except the beans were so hard! I can’t figure out why? I let them cook in the crockpot for hours thinking they’d soften up but they never did.

  41. 75

    dumb question — did you cook the chicken prior to putting everything into the pot?

    • 76

      Yes, since it’s shredded…you’ll want to cook up some chicken and shred it or you can always buy a rotisserie chicken. Whatever is easiest for you! Hope that helps!! Hope you like it!

  42. 77

    This is my favorite soup. My picky sons too. I buy an all white meat rotisserie chicken and pull its meat off then store it in baggies for things like this that need chicken. Not only does it make it faster but the chicken already has a nice flavor. Instead of oregano i add italian seasoning. I didn’t have any oregano the first time so i had to improvise. We liked it that way so i haven’t changed it. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.