30-Minute White Chicken Chili Recipe Tastes Like It Simmered All Day by Donna John

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a year ago

30-Minute White Chicken Chili Recipe Tastes Like It Simmered All Day

No simmering all day here with this delicious chicken chili recipe. This quick white chicken chili recipe is ready in about 30 minutes. The easy chicken chili is perfect for a fast dinner or lunch any time of the year. 

The white chicken chili is made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. The chicken is cooked with onion and celery for about five minutes, then the chicken broth, chopped green chiles, fresh chopped cilantro, garlic powder, ground cumin and dried oregano are added and simmered about 15 minutes. The last step is adding the great northern beans or black-eyed peas. Five more minutes of cooking and dinner is done. 

Sprinkle in some crushed red pepper flakes for a little heat. You could even add some fresh chopped jalapeno. Serve the hearty white chicken chili with a side salad for a complete meal. It's a great meal-prep soup, too! 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into small, bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper, or to taste
  • 1 can (15 ounces) great northern beans or black-eyed peas, undrained (I used great northern beans)
  • optional toppings: fresh cilantro, grated cheese, chopped green onion, diced avocado 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the oil in a soup pot. Add the chicken, onion and celery and cook about 5 minutes. 
  2. Add the broth, green chiles, cilantro and the spices. Simmer about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the beans and cook another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve as is or with desired toppings. 

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Soup Bowls $6 & Up
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Cumin $3 & Up
Oregano $3 & Up
Black-eyed Peas $1 & Up

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Julie Rose
This looks so good!
Elisa Schmitz
Sounds yummy, and best of all, easy. Love chicken chili. Thank you, Donna John !
Lachelle Greene
Looking for quick healthy meals... Adding thus to my collection!!

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