White Chicken Chili

With our busy schedule with 4h, Taekwondo, Bible Studies, homeschooling, homeschool activities, and homesteading, it’s nice to have a warm soup or stew going in the crockpot in the morning. It makes the rest of the day go by much easier.

We love chilis, stews and soups and love having different combinations. White chicken chili is a great alternative to the ground beef/red bean chili that we have. It uses chicken, nourishing bone broth, and great northern beans. The cumin and jalapeno give it a spicy twist! We love having this with tortilla chips and guacamole on the side as well.

Take a break from the regular red beefy chili with this creamy, spicy chicken chili! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #soups #chili #recipes

White Chicken Chili

The Homesteading Hippy
Hearty and creamy, this white chili is a perfect switch from red meat and bean chili!
Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine American


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 cans northern beans drained (or 4 cups dried and cooked)
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 3 T. cumin
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced (optional)
  • 1 T. oil of choice I use plain coconut oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • shredded Monterrey jack cheese


  • Begin by roasting your chicken breasts in a 400° oven for 20 minutes, or until cooked through, Remove and cool until able to handle.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into bite size pieces and add to a crockpot.
  • In a hot skillet, add oil.
  • Saute onions and garlic for 2 minutes in hot oil, season with salt and pepper
  • Add to the shredded chicken in the crockpot.
  • Add the cumin, jalapeno, and chicken broth.
  • Stir to mix.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  • Just before serving, stir in sour cream.
  • Serve with dollop of sour cream and shredded cheese, if desired.
white chili

23 thoughts on “White Chicken Chili”

  1. Xiomara @ Parkesdale

    We just had white chicken chili at a friend’s house recently and have been wanting to make it since. I’m pinning your recipe to try it next.

  2. Merissa @ Little House Living

    YUM I love white chicken chili and it’s been so long since I made some! Thanks for the great recipe and reminder!

  3. Kathy @ www.RealFoodandRealFitness.com

    I need to give this a try. I have never found a white chili that I really like and hope that I can one day. Maybe this is the one. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jazmin @ Frugality Gal

    I struggle with finding something interesting to do with chicken. I always fall into the same rut with chicken since I serve it so often (I usually serve on the side with a veggie or sliced up in some pasta. This is going to be a great addition to our meal plan and just by the picture alone I can tell we’re going to love it!

  5. I’ve been wanting to try to make white chili I never have but I told my hubby I wanted to give it a try. I’ve seen a few different recipes. I think I have all the ingredients for this one except maybe the jalapeno.

  6. Pinning this. I have a current recipe but frankly it wasn’t that great. I think it was because it didn’t have the sour cream. I will try yours!

  7. Amanda - A Cookie Named Desire

    Yum! I Love chili, but still have not tried white chicken chili yet. I will have to try out your recipe.

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