White Chicken Chili

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 35 min 4
White Chicken Chili
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2 can (15oz) White beans, canned (rinsed and drained )
4 cup Chicken broth (stock), low sodium
1 tbsp Vegetable oil
1 onion(s) Sweet onion (diced )
1 medium pepper(s) Jalapeno pepper (seeded and minced )
2 pepper Ancho, poblano, pepper (seeded and diced )
4 clove(s) Garlic (minced )
1 tbsp Cumin
1 tsp Coriander, ground
1 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Salt
4 cup shredded Chicken, cooked
3/4 cup Frozen yellow corn kernels
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (chopped )
1 whole lime(s) Lime juice (fresh)


In a food processor, blend 1/2 of the beans (1 can) with 1 cup of the chicken broth. Set aside both the puréed beans and the remaining whole beans.

Add the vegetable oil to a large pot or Dutch oven and heat it over medium heat. Add the onion, jalapeño pepper and poblano peppers and sauté until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for one minute more. Add the cumin, coriander and ancho chili powder and continue to cook, stirring frequently, for 1minute more to toast the spices. Add the chicken stock, puréed beans and 1/2 teaspoon of salt; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.

Stir in the shredded rotisserie chicken, reserved whole beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice; bring back to a simmer and cook until everything is heated through, about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt and lime juice, if necessary. (The broth will be somewhat soupy -- that's how it is supposed to be. It thickens the longer it sits; see note below.) Serve the chili in individual bowls with a dollop of sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, and lime wedges.

Note: The seeds in the peppers hold all of the heat. I don't use them to keep the chili mild and family-friendly, but if you like a spicy chili, save them and stir some in at the end.

Note: The chili thickens as it sits. If you make it ahead of time, you will probably need to add more broth or water to thin it out.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 672
Calories from fat 222
Calories from saturated fat 55
Total Fat 24.7 g
Saturated Fat 6.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.1 g
Cholesterol 108 mg
Sodium 881 mg
Potassium 1708 mg
Total Carbohydrate 66 g
Dietary Fiber 14.1 g
Sugars 6.3 g
Protein 54 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 2.0
Meat Alternative 1.1
Vegetables 3.1

Energy sources