White Chicken Chili recipe

Soups · July 22, 2017

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. πŸ™‚ 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!

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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!!

As I just mentioned… this recipe (adapted from here) was so yummy and was super easy to throw together. πŸ˜€Β 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!

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

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White Chicken Chili Recipe:

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White Chicken Chili Soup Recipe
 
Delicious White Chicken Chili Recipe - one of the heartiest soup recipes ever! Chicken, beans, cheese, and lots of spices make this recipe irresistible!
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 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
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese Monterrey Jack or Mexican Blend
Instructions
  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!

We love this chili recipe as well:

Green Enchilada Pork Chili

Delicious Green Enchilada Pork Chili filled with beans, corn, pork, broth, salsa and more and topped with tortilla strips, sour cream, cilantro and cheese. It's so hearty and yummy!

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Delicious White Chicken Chili Recipe - one of the heartiest soup recipes ever! We love having this for dinner.
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Gina

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

    Lil' Luna

    You will LOVE it, Gina!! It is seriously so good and so easy to make. πŸ™‚

melissa

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

    Lil' Luna

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

      Melissa

      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.

        Lil' Luna

        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!! πŸ˜€

Liz

Nice soup recipes. Thank you.

    Lil' Luna

    You’re welcome! πŸ˜€

Missy-in-NJ

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.

    Lil' Luna

    You know if it has sour cream and cheese it has to be good, right?! Thanks for stopping by!

Crystal

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!!

    Lil' Luna

    It’s not cold here but it’s definitely so much cooler in Houston. Have a safe trip back and let me know how the recipe goes. πŸ™‚

      ashleigh

      Hey do you know how many calories are in like a cup of the chicken chili soup ?

Amy Huntley

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

Allison

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!

    Yoli

    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! πŸ™‚

Amanda

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!!

Melanie

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!!!

Yoli

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.

    Lil' Luna

    SO glad you liked it Yoli!! And greek yogurt instead of sour cream is a great substitute! πŸ˜€

Andrew James

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

    Lil' Luna

    You’re welcome, Andrew! I hope you guys like this soup as much as we did. It is super yummy!!

Heart810

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

    Alexa

    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!

      Lil' Luna

      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. πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    I think I will add Corn to mine next time, too!! πŸ˜€

Melissa

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!

Sharon

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!

Laura Johnston

Kristyn,
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 πŸ™‚

Laura

    Lil' Luna

    You’re way too sweet Laura!! We LOVE this recipe too. πŸ™‚

Candace

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

    Lil' Luna

    Glad you liked it!! Corn would be a great addition… will have to try that next time I make it. πŸ™‚

Julie

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?

Anna

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.

Angie

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

    Sarah

    It makes about 6 generous servings but it’s great to freeze. I add chopped onion to mine. Family says it’s their favorite meal! Making it tonight!

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, I LOVE to hear that, Sarah. It’s one of our favorites too. πŸ™‚

Crystal

Do you know how many serving recipe makes?

Amy

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

    Lori

    The recipe says to drain and rinse the beans

Lechia

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.

    Lil' Luna

    What did your 4 year old think of it?!

      lechia

      Im actually out of town right now so I haven’t seen her. Just testing out different recipes now for when I do see her.

Kris McDaniel

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! πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    Yay!! So happy I could help you save $4. πŸ˜€ Have a Happy New Year!!

Sarah

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.

Allison

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!

    Lil' Luna

    Sounds like perfection! Glad it worked out well, and I appreciate you sharing your version here too. THANK YOU!

Jannette

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…

    Lil' Luna

    Let me know how this goes… I have a few recipes on here for White Chicken Chili and they are ALL delicious!!

Nancy

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.

Kate

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!

Deb

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!

    Lil' Luna

    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. πŸ˜‰

Carolyn

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

erin

How many serving are in white bean chili?

Korbey

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.

Alexis

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

    Lil' Luna

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

Katherine

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!!

Erin

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

    Lil' Luna

    How did this go?? I hope you figure it out and that it was a hit. πŸ˜‰

Amber

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?

Leslie

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

Becky O

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!

Tracy

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

    Lil' Luna

    Yay! Thank you for letting me know and trying this recipe! We love it too!

Nichole

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.

    Lil' Luna

    I’m sorry they were hard! Not sure why either. They wouldn’t be super soft, but shouldn’t be too hard. Hope you’ll give it another try!

    kat

    I use canned. They have great flavor and theyre never hard πŸ™‚

katie

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

    Lil' Luna

    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!

kat

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.

    Lil' Luna

    It’s a good one for sure! Thank you for making it and for letting me know. Thanks also for sharing your tips πŸ™‚

Marla

I am hoping to make this in a crockpot tomorrow. Would this work do you know?
If so, how long do you think I should let it cook?

    Lil' Luna

    I haven’t tried, but it should be ok πŸ™‚ I would just maybe keep it on low for like 3 hours. Let me know how you like it πŸ™‚

Teresa Tucker

Does the White Chicken Chili Soup freeze well? Wanted to make this for a freezer party. Thanks!

    Kristyn Merkley

    I personally haven’t tried, but I don’t see why not πŸ™‚ It would be great for a party!

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