This white chicken chili is so rich and hearty! It's loaded with green chiles and chicken.

White Chicken Chili

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 35 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 294 kcal

This easy white chicken chili recipe is made from scratch. It's a hearty dinner that's perfect on chilly nights.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 12 ounces canned green chiles diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 package Hurst's Beans Great Northern Beans with Ham Seasoning
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • cilantro for serving


  1. Melt the butter in a large dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat. Once melted, add the onion and continue cooking until softened, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the chiles and garlic to the onions and cook for 2 minutes more, stirring often.
  3. Rinse and sort through the beans and discard any debris. Add beans to the pot of onions along with the chicken broth.
  4. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover the pan and let cook for 2 hours, checking occasionally to be sure there is still enough liquid in the pot to cook the beans. Add additional broth as needed.
  5. After two hours, check beans for tenderness. Continue cooking until beans are as tender as you'd like. Once tender, add the shredded chicken, milk, cumin, salt, pepper, and packet of ham seasoning from the package of beans to the pot and stir well.
  6. Return to a simmer and continue cooking, without the lid, until some liquid has evaporated and the chili has thickened up to your liking.
  7. Serve topped with fresh cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
White Chicken Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 1127mg49%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 19g38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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