White Chicken Chili

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Add'l Time 10 mins
Total Time 50 mins

If you’re looking for a big bowl of comfort food, you’re going to love this easy White Chicken Chili recipe. So easy to make using rotisserie chicken, you can have dinner on the table in less than an hour!

If you love easy chili recipes like this one, be sure to also check out my recipe for Slow Cooker Bean Chili With Easy Cornbread Muffins.

Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe

This Chili Recipe Is One Of My Favorite Comfort Foods

Almost all of my favorite comfort foods come in bowls. Soups, Cereal and Ice Cream. This soup was exactly that, a big giant bowl of comfort. I had spent all day answering emails, cleaning, doing laundry, making conference calls and grocery shopping.

By the time the day was over, all I wanted to do was eat and watch reruns of Girls on HBO (ps the new season starts in just a couple weeks – YAY). I had made plans to make Stuffed Flank Steak with Grits, but I just wasn’t up for that much work! I wanted something delicious, easy and fast.

Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe

This Easy Chili Uses Shredded Rotisserie Chicken

Sometimes, as much as I try to be, I am not up for an all day soup making affair. On a chilly Sunday afternoon, I am all for having a big pot of soup simmering on the stove all afternoon. But on a rainy Wednesday night, I just need dinner on the table fast enough that I don’t eat chips and dip for dinner instead. Just tellin’ ya how it is. 😉

By using a rotisserie chicken, this chili comes together quickly! It took me right around 40 minutes from start to finish. Not bad for a chili!

What To Serve With This Chili

I served it with my all time favorite Buttery Beer Bread. The combination was so good, that Jorge and I both went back for seconds! If you are looking for a warm bowl of comfort food that is pretty healthy, this one’s for you.

Yield: 4 Servings

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili Recipe

If you're looking for a big bowl of comfort food, you're going to love this easy White Chicken Chili recipe. It's so easy to make using rotisserie chicken!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 8 oz can green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups cooked & shredded chicken (about 4 breasts)
  • 2 (14 oz) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • green onions, chopped
  • mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • sour cream


In a small bowl, whisk together cornmeal and milk. Set aside.

In a dutch oven (or a heavy bottomed pot), melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and jalapeno, cooking until soft - about 5 minutes.

Stir in garlic and green chilies and cook for 30 more seconds. Add spices (chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, kosher salt) and cook for 1 minute.

Add chicken stock, shredded chicken and cannellini beans. Bring to a low boil. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.

Stir in the cornmeal and milk mixture. Continue simmering for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes to thicken before serving.

Divide among 4 bowls and top with green onions, mozzarella cheese and a dollop of sour cream! Enjoy!


inspired by Pinch Of Yum4

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 466Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 831mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 40g

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