White Chicken Chili | Life, Love, and Good Food
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Favorite White Chicken Chili

Snowy days call for warm, hearty soup like my Favorite White Chicken Chili seasoned with cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, and green chilies.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, chicken chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author sheilathigpen


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 oz. can green chilies, diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 14.5-oz. cans chicken broth
  • 3 cups chicken breast, cooked and chopped
  • 3 15-oz. cans white Northern beans, drained
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded


  • Heat oil in large saucepan over medium low heat. Sauté the onion until tender. Add garlic, chilies, and spices. Continue to cook and stir the mixture for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth, chopped chicken, and beans. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat. Slowly stir in the cheese until melted. Serve with your favorite cornbread or tortilla chips.


Original Recipe by Calhoun's
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