This White Chicken Chili recipe is so easy to make and is ready in as little as 30 minutes. It’s made with shredded chicken, white beans, broth, and salsa verde for a healthy, robust chili that everyone loves.
Chili is one of those recipes that is loved all year long in our house. Not only do we love this classic chili recipe but also this White Bean Chili Chicken made with tomato sauce base.
How to Make the Best White Chicken Chili
As far as easy recipes goes, this chili recipe is at the top! There are several options for the chicken that is used in this recipe. You can bake 2 chicken breasts in the oven for about 30 minutes, saute the chicken in a pan on the stove until no longer pink, or even use a store bought rotisserie chicken. I like to pulse chicken quickly in a food processor to get it perfectly shredded.
Using a rotisserie chicken or even already prepared frozen crockpot chicken makes it possible to be enjoying this recipe in 20 minutes!
Add chicken broth, cooked shredded chicken, beans, salsa and cumin to a medium saucepan, and stir to combine.
I use White Northern Beans in this recipe, but Cannellini beans are great as well.
The addition of the jar of salsa verde is such an easy way to get bold flavors of garlic, green chilis and tomatillos quickly and with less ingredients.
Heat over medium-high heat until boiling, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for at least 5 minutes.
Serve warm with desired toppings like avocado, shredded cheese, fresh chopped cilantro, sour cream, etc. It’s also great to add a few crushed tortilla chips to the top as well.
Make a double batch of this soup to freeze for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking or you are running late and need a healthy meal.
Can You Make White Chicken Chili in a Crockpot?
Yes, White Chicken Chili can easily be made in the crockpot.
Add the beans, chicken broth, cumin and salsa verde to the crockpot.
Then place the raw chicken breasts.
Cook on high 3 hours or low 5 – 6 hours or until chicken is cooked through.
After cooking, shred the chicken with 2 forks. (or remove the chicken a shred in a food processor)
Try these other Soup Recipes as well:
Easy White Chicken Chili
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 4 cups cooked shredded chicken 2 large boneless breasts
- 2 15 ounce cans Great Northern beans drained
- 16 oz salsa verde salsa
- 3 teaspoon ground cumin
- Optional Toppings fresh chopped cilantro, avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, finely sliced green onions.
- In a baking dish, bake chicken breasts in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes covered or in a pan on stove top until no longer pink in the center.
- Add chicken broth, shredded chicken, beans, salsa and cumin to a medium saucepan, and stir to combine.
- Heat over medium-high heat until boiling, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for at least 5 minutes.
- Serve warm with desired toppings.
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Sherri…this looks delish and simple enough to whip up when time is short. I will be giving this a try. Thank you for sharing at Monday’s Musings.
This is totally my kind of dinner! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Joy @ Joy Love Food
This looks yummy, I love white chicken chiles. Love your idea to freeze crockpot chicken to use later, great tip. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? I hope you’ll join us again this Monday morning 🙂
Lou Lou Girls
Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. I need to try this. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Happy Valentines’ Day! Lou Lou Girls
This looks yummy! I’ll have to try making this soon!
Great Chili! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with Full Plate Thursday. Wishing you a Valentine Day filled with Love!
This sounds delicious! I love an easy recipe like this for weekends.
This is an awesome recipe that I need to try as I made white chili in the crock pot and didn’t like it. #FavoriteThingsThursday
Keisha | The Girl Next Door is Black
I will have to try to make this. It looks like a tasty, no fuss recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Dropped by from TTT. 🙂
Oh yum! I especially like the idea of making extra to freeze.
This looks really tasty and a nice change from the regular tomato based chili we usually have. (found you from The Scoop)
Mariet - Practicingnormal
Great recipe. It looks delicious. I like the tip of shredding the chicken in the food processor. #MondayMadness