White Chicken Chili

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Bushs White Chicken Chili is a smooth creamy chili that is packed with flavor. It is the perfect chili when you want something different.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Total: 23 minutes
bush white chicken chili

Bushs White Chicken Chili is a smooth creamy chili that is packed with flavor. It is the perfect chili when you want something different.

bush white chicken chili

This Bushs White Chicken Chili is ready in about 30 minutes!  Therefore,dinner is fast on on the table with little effort. Warm, inviting and such great comfort food.

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What We Love About This Copycat Bushs White Chicken Chili Recipe

This white chili recipe is filled with chicken, white chili beans and other optional toppings to make it your own.

  • 30 Minute Meal: The white bean chicken chili recipe takes only about thirty minutes of total time.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Top with their favorite toppings and serve some delicious bread and everyone will be happy.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, low sodium or dairy free, etc…
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Wonderful over rice or baked potatoes.
  • Protein: Ground turkey, chicken or ground beef can be used for this recipe.
a SPOON OF WHITE CHICKEN CHILI.

Ingredient Notes

  • Vegetable oil: Such as olive oil.
  • Chopped Green Chiles
  • Chili Seasoning Mix, Use the link to make your own or try a packet.
  • Chicken Broth: 2-14.5 oz cans. You can use a low sodium chicken broth.
  • Chicken Breast, chopped, about three cups.
  • Cannellini Beans: 3 cans they are the largest of the group and because of their traditional kidney shape, they can also be referred to as White Kidney Beans. Meatier than Navy or Great Northern beans, they have a nutty, earthy flavor and tender flesh.
  • Monterey Jack Cheese:Or any of your favorite cheeses or cheese blends.

Equipment Needed

How to Make White Chicken Chili Soup

These are the basic steps for making cream cheese chicken chili. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1:Saute

First, heat the oil in dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-low heat.  Slowly cook the chopped medium onion until tender.  Then mix in garlic, green chilies peppers, cumin, oregano and cayenne.

STEP 2: Mix

Continue to cook and stir the mixture until tender, about 3 minutes.  Next, mix in the chicken broth, chicken and beans and then simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

STEP 3: Finish

Finally, remove the chili from the heat and stir in cheese and top with cilantro, avocado and/or a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Prep and Storage Tips for Cream Cheese White Chicken Chili

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Pre cooked chicken. Either buy a rotisserie chicken or precook chicken and place in an airtight container in the fridge.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Again, store in an airtight container or wrap well with foil and place in the fridge.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Place cooled chili in an airtight container and place in the freezer for up to six months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS SPICY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI RECIPE

Warm in the microwave or stove top in a large skillet.

Frequently Asked Questions for Bushs White Chicken Chili

HOW TO MAKE THIS WHITE CHICKEN CHILI SOUP RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Truly this is a healthy chicken chili recipe, however you can use a low sodium chicken broth, low fat or fat free cheese to add less calories.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT BEANS FOR THIS WHITE CHICKEN CHILI WITH CREAM CHEESE?

Of course, use any beans that you like but white beans are great in this chili.

CAN THIS WHITE CHICKEN CHICLI HEALTHY BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, it is great to make extra and freeze in an airtight container.

HOW TO MAKE THE CHILI CREAMIER?

Dice up some cream cheese and add to the chili for a thicker consistency.

bush white chicken chili

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Vegetables: Corn, mushrooms or your favorite vegetables make this healthy white chicken chili.
  • Variation tip: Pasta can make this dish heartier.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Slow cook this cream cheese chicken chili in a crockpot or use the Instant pot if you prefer.
  • Hot Sauce: Try a teaspoon or two of your favorite hot sauce to make the chili spicy.
  • Toppings: Truly, any toppings are great such as Avocado, tortilla chips, fresh tomatoes, sour cream or any other toppings you might like for bush white chicken chili.

What to Serve with Bushs White Chicken Chili

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bush white chicken chili

Bushs White Chicken Chili

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Total: 23 minutes
Bushs White Chicken Chili is a smooth creamy chili that is packed with flavor. It is the perfect chili when you want something different.
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Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 oz can chopped green chile peppers
  • 4 teaspoons Chili Seasoning Mix
  • 29 oz chicken broth, 2 cans
  • 3 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 45 oz cannellini beans, 3 cans
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in dutch oven or large sauce pan over medium-low heat.
  • Slowly cook the onion until tender. Mix in garlic, green chile peppers, cumin, oregano and cayenne. Continue to cook and stir the mixture until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Mix in the chicken broth, chicken and beans. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the chili from the heat and stir in cheese. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Add Vegetables: Corn, mushrooms or your favorite vegetables can be added.
  • Variation tip: Pasta can be added to make this dish even heartier.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Slow cook this chili in a crockpot or use the Instant pot if you prefer.
  • Hot Sauce: Try a teaspoon or two of your favorite hot sauce to make the chili spicy.
  • Toppings: Avocado, tortilla chips, fresh tomatoes, sour cream or any other toppings you might like.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 1699mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 454mg | Iron: 9mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 30 minute recipe

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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26 thoughts on “White Chicken Chili”

  1. This looks SO yummy! Thank you for sharing!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie last week! I can’t wait to see what you have for this week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  2. Hi, I just wanted to tell you that I featured your White Chicken Chili on my “Top Ten Fav Picks” at Boogieboard Cottage. Thank you so much for sharing this. Have a great weekend! Mary :O)

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  3. this is very similar to a recipe that i use and love love love…looks so yummy. so glad you linked it to fridays unfolded!

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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