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White Chicken Chili

December 19, 2017 (Last updated February 10, 2023) · Nicole Triebe

There’s nothing like a big bowl of chili on cold winter nights in Chicago.  I’ve eaten red chili for years, and never tried making white chili until last year.  Not only was it so easy to make, the taste blew me away.  You can use leftover rotisserie chicken (I get a big rotisserie chicken from Costco and just shred it) and throw in the rest of the ingredients, and you’re done! How easy is that?!?  Perfect for weeknight meals at home.


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White Chicken Chili

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  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x



2 pounds diced cooked chicken, about 3 cups (white or dark)

1 medium onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 (two) 15.5-ounce cans white or Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups chicken stock
3 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
8 ounces sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
4-ounce can of diced green chilies

sour cream
shredded cheese of your choice
chopped scallions
chopped cilantro


Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed soup pot over med-high heat, saute onions until slightly browned; add salt, pepper, garlic, cayenne, oregano, and cumin.

Continue to cook for a few minutes to until you really start to smell the flavor of the herbs. Add chicken stock, chicken, beans, and green chilies to the pot.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream, heavy cream, and parsley.

Garnish and serve.


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  • Reply Baking Cake In Oven December 20, 2017 at 8:41 am

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    • Reply Nicole Triebe January 24, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you so much!!

  • Reply Amy Rueffer February 20, 2018 at 3:00 am

    I love Nicole’s recipes. I had a similar chicken chili I have made in the past but this one is even better and will be my new go to! I shredded a rotisserie chicken which made it really quick to prep and a great weeknight meal! And I love that it calls for ingredients I typically have on hand! This will definitely be finding a permanent place in my recipe rotation!

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