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White Chicken Chili Recipe

Now I can add a new favorite among chili recipes to my collection, white chicken chili. This was the first time I have ever tried white chicken chili and I didn’t really know what to expect. When the chili had finished cooking and I tasted it, I thought it was great. This is a lot different from your normal chili, as it uses no actual chili powder. Adding the shredded Monterey jack cheese makes a huge difference in the flavor and is necessary so do not leave it out. The original recipe called for diced jalapeño peppers, I wanted to cut down the heat a little bit so I replaced them with canned green chilies. If you want to cut down the heat, even more, add less cayenne pepper. If you want leftover chicken you want to use up, this is a great recipe for that. Enjoy.

Cooking Instructions:

(Makes 4 Servings)

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White Chicken Chili Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans mild chopped green chile peppers
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 (14.5 ounces) can chicken broth
  • 3 cups cooked chicken breast (chopped)
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans white beans
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese (or more)


  1.  In a large saucepan over medium-low heat add oil. Add onions and stir fry until tender. Mix in garlic, green chilies, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Continue to stir fry for about 3 minutes.
  2.  Mix in chicken broth, chicken and white beans. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and slowly stir in the shredded cheese until melted. Serve warm


Recipe rating


Thursday 17th of January 2013

i tried this. this is really amazing. Thanks a lot for sharing. We had a different kind of dinner tonight.


Friday 25th of March 2011

I made this today, taste good! except that I need to cut down the chile to 1 can only for a person that don't like spicy foods


Tuesday 22nd of March 2011

wow, this is amazing, I'm gonna try this tomorrow for dinner, your site is really helpful, thanks so much for sharing us your talent

Nita Johnson

Wednesday 22nd of December 2010

I tried this recipe last night with a few tweaks and it was AMAZING! Now I know what to do with leftover chicken or turkey!