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Makes: 8 cups
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
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White Chicken Chili
White Chicken Chili
Prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 50 minutes


1 Tablespoon
1 pound
boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut bite-sized
onion, chopped
1 1⁄2 teaspoons
garlic powder or 6 cloves garlic
2 cans
(15.5 ounces each) white beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups
(or 14.5 ounce can) chicken broth (see notes)
2 cans
(4 ounces each) chopped mild green chilies
1 teaspoon
ground cumin
1 teaspoon
dried oregano leaves
1⁄2 teaspoon
1⁄4 teaspoon
cayenne pepper or chili powder (optional)
1 cup
sour cream or plain yogurt
1⁄2 cup
nonfat or 1% milk


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan; sauté the chicken, onion and garlic until chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Add the beans, broth, chilies and seasonings. 
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered, for 30 minutes. 
  4. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and milk.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours. 


  • Broth can be canned or made using bouillon. For each cup of broth use 1 cup very hot water and 1 teaspoon or 1 cube bouillon.
  • Instead of chicken use turkey or an additional 2 cups of cooked beans. 
  • Cook your own dry beans. One can (15 ounces) is about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups drained beans.
  • Serve with hot sauce or black pepper.
Serving Size: 
1 cup
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