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White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili is the perfect comforting soup recipe. This soup is made completely from scratch and is sure to become a family favorite.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time38 mins
Total Time43 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade soup, soup recipes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno diced fine with seeds and ribbing removed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 10 ounces green chiles undrained (two 5 ounces cans)
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 30 ounces great Northern beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces canned corn drained


  • In a heavy bottomed pot, over medium low heat, melt the butter. Add the onion, jalapeño, and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Whisk in the flour, and once fully combined with the butter, whisk in the chicken stock, a little at a time, adding more once what you just added is fully combined. Adding it more quickly as you go, this should take less than a minute.
  • Add in the cumin, oregano, and green chilies and bring the stock to a boil. Add in the chicken, and turn the heat down to a simmer. You should still be able to see intermitent bubbles. Cook for 20 minutes or until the chicken registers 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer (the time this takes will vary depending on the thicknes off the chicken).
  • Remove the chicken from the pot, shred it, and return it to the soup. Stir in sour cream, milk, corn, and beans and cook until everything is warmed through, about two minutes. Serve topped with sliced avocado, sour cream, cheese, and cilantro.



Serving: 1.4cups | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 714mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 8g