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round white bowl with white bean chicken chili on red striped towel

White Bean Chicken Chili

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This easy White Bean Chicken Chili recipe is ready in no time and is the perfect warming soup after a long day! You'll love this creamy white chicken chili!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeds removed and diced
  • 4 to 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 to 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn frozen corn kernels
  • 1 can diced Hatch green chilis (8 ounces in your heat preference)
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup cream, half-and-half, or evaporated milk
  • Additional salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional shredded cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, hot sauce, and/or chopped cilantro for serving


  1. In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the olive oil.
  2. Add the onion and poblano pepper, and cook until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken and stir until the chicken is mostly cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic, cumin, paprika, and salt, and stir to combine. Cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the chicken broth, beans, corn, and green chilis. Stir to combine.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream (or half-and-half or evaporated milk).
  8. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve hot with your choice of toppings.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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