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White Chicken Chili

Course Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine American
Keyword white-chicken-chili
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 493kcal


  • 3 8 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts (each piece cut into 3 pieces)
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 medium poblano seeded and diced
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 32 oz low sodium chicken stock
  • 3 15 oz cans navy beans drained
  • 2 4 oz cans chopped green chiles preferably fire roasted, don't drain
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 8 ounce container chive and onion cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro plus additional for garnishing
  • lime wedges, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced jalapeno, cilantro, sour cream, tortilla strips for serving


  • In a large pot or Dutch oven brown the chicken in oil over medium high heat for 1-2 minutes per side, just until it begins to brown. (It doesn't have to be cooked through.) Remove to a platter.
  • To the pot add onion, poblano, jalapeno and garlic cooking until softened and beginning to brown. Scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • To the pot add broth, beans, green chiles, cumin, garlic salt, lemon pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes. Mix well. Return chicken to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Use 2 forks to pull chicken apart. Add ½ of cream cheese and chopped cilantro to the pot. Simmer just until cream cheese is completely melted and chicken is evenly distributed, stir well. Test thickness, adding the remaining cream cheese only if needed, to thicken to your taste.
  • Serve with lime wedges, sour cream, jalapeno slices, cilantro, shredded cheese and tortilla strips.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 2121mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg