White Chicken Chili

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


Easy 30-Minute White Chicken Chili – Loaded with chicken, white beans and full of zesty flavor!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 11/2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 (15.5 ounce) cans Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups fully cooked shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Toppings of your choice


  1. In a large bowl, mash half of the beans with a potato masher or a large fork until beans are a pasty consistency. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Add chopped onions and minced garlic. Sauté until onions are soft and translucent, stirring constantly (about 3 minutes).
  3. Add cumin, chili powder, paprika and sauté for an additional minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Add chicken broth and lime juice. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Add beans, bean paste and chicken. Stir well to combine and bring back to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
  6. Top with fresh chopped cilantro and additional desired toppings.


Adapted from Food Network