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White Chicken Chili

Light, healthy and flavor packed White Chicken Chili ready in just 30 minutes. Don't forget to check out our step by step photos and tips above!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 - 10 servings
Calories 135kcal


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. green or red chili powder optional; see Tips below
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 poblano peppers diced
  • 3 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 15.5-oz. cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 11-oz. can corn with diced peppers
  • 1 7-oz. can diced green chiles
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • Lime wedges cilantro, tortilla chips, and sour cream, to serve


  • In a Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add onion, cumin, and chili powder; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken to pan; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add poblanos and garlic.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add beans, corn, canned chiles, and broth.
  • Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, partially covered, to let flavors deepen, about 20 minutes.
  • Serve chili with limes, cilantro, chips, and sour cream.


  • Like your chili extra spicy? Keep the poblano, but add in 1 finely chopped jalapeño pepper. You may want to seed it before chopping; they can pack a lot of heat.
  • I used green chili powder, which I picked up on a trip to Santa Fe, but you can definitely use regular chili powder.
  • Check your freezer section for fire-roasted or grilled corn kernels; sub them in for the canned corn for extra smoky flavor.
  • Use any beans you like in this chili; pinto, great northern, or even black beans are great substitutes.


Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1017mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg