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Creamy White Chicken Chili
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Delcious, creamy chicken and white bean chili. 

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy white chili, white chicken chili
Servings: 12
Calories: 143 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 3 large boneless/skinless chicken breats cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 15.5 oz cans great northern white beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can 14.5 oz chicken broth
  • 2 4oz cans chopped green chilies
  • Seasonings:
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • a few twists of pepper grinder or 1/2 tsp
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
Pressure Cooker Instructions
  1. Add 2-3 chicken breast to instant pot with 1 cup water or broth. Cook on poultry setting. Drain, shred chicken. Add beans, onion, garlic, broth, green chilis, spices and cook on high for 10 minutes. 

  2. Quick release, add sour cream and heavy cream. Stir together and serve. 

Slow cooker Instructions
  1. Add chicken, beans, spices, garlic, onion and broth in slow cooker. Allow to cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours. When done remove chicken, and shred. Add chicken back in and also add heavy cream and sour cream. Stir together and serve immediately. 

Stove-top instructions
  1. Cut chicken in to small bite sized chicken. In a large sauce pan saute chicken, onion, and garlic until chicken has a few brown sides and no pink.

  2. Add beans, broth, chilies, and seasonings.
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer about 20 mins uncovered.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream and cream.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Do not allow chili to come to a boil after you have added the cream and sour cream. Keep on low heat.

Use oregano leaves, not ground oregano.

If serving for kids use mild green chili's. 

Nutrition Facts
Creamy White Chicken Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 304mg13%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.