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Easy White Chicken Chili in a white bowl. The chili is garnished with crispy tortilla strips, avocado slices, cheese, sour cream, jalapeño slices and fresh cilantro.

Easy White Chicken Chili


This comforting and hearty, Easy White Chicken Chili is full of flavor. The recipe combines tender chicken, creamy cannellini beans, and an array of spices to create a chili that’s not only delicious, but also incredibly satisfying. It’s perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner that will satisfy your entire family.


  • 3 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans cannellini beans, undrained
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 white onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons California-style garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon jarred jalapeños, diced, plus one tablespoon liquid
  • 1/2 cup monetary jack or cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 large tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup oil for frying


  1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and add to a bowl with the salt, black pepper and flour.
  2. Toss to coat.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a soup pot. 
  4. Add the chicken. Sear until the chicken is cooked about 3/4 way through.
  5. While the chicken is browning, combine the spices in a small bowl. 
  6. Add in the minced onions and continue cooking until the chicken is fully-cooked.
  7. Pour in the chicken stock. Scrape up the bits from the bottom.
  8. Add in the spice mixture, diced jalapeños and jalapeño liquid. 
  9. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  10. While the soup is simmering, cut the tortillas into strips and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and reserve.
  11. Once the soup has simmered, add in the cannellini beans. Simmer for another five minutes.
  12. Ladle the white chicken chili into bowls. 
  13. Garnish with shredded cheese, fresh parsley or cilantro, tortilla strips and optionally, fresh sliced jalapeños and/or sour cream.
  14. ENJOY!

Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe! This chili recipe will become your new favorite comfort food! The chicken is tender, the broth full of flavor from a hearty blend of spices, and the beans, so very rich and creamy. This chicken chili can be on your dinner table in less than 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight meal! #chili #chilirecipe #whitechickenchili #weeknightdinner #whatsfordinner #foodtiktok #easyrecipe #dinnerideas #soupseason #souptok

♬ FEEL THE GROOVE - Queens Road, Fabian Graetz


  • cut the chicken into uniform, bite-sized pieces
  • keep a watch on the tortilla strips as they can easily burn
  • leftovers can last up to 3-4 days in the fridge, or freeze for up to 3 months
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner, Soup
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: American

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