This easy white chicken chili recipe is a frugal meal you can serve in no time. (With almost no effort!)
Looking for a delicious soup recipe?
How about one that lets you use up all that leftover chicken in the fridge?
Once you try this White Chicken Chili, you’ll serve it all the time.
Because it’s so good. And unbelievably easy.
The Best White Chicken Chili Recipe
Can I Make This Chili In the Crockpot?
Absolutely. Just dump in all the ingredients (do be sure to precook the chicken or use leftover chicken) and let it cook on low for up to 6 hours.
I told you it was easy!
Is This White Chili Healthy?
If you want to make it healthier, use low sodium beans. Or cook up some dried beans yourself to make sure they’re low sodium.
And choose white chicken meat.
How Can I Make This More Frugal?
Well, you could serve a whole roasted chicken the night before you make this meal.
Then pick the leftover meat from the bones to use in this recipe. And boil the bones (along with some carrots or carrot peels and celery if you have it) in a pot of water for a few hours to make a nice chicken stock.
Use that as a base for this soup.
You can also either make dried beans or just use whatever beans you have on hand.
You can see in my pictures that I didn’t have enough white beans, so I added a can of kidney beans to the mix. Still tasted delicious!
White Chicken Chili Recipe
- 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed (OR 2 c shredded leftover chicken)
- 1½ t garlic powder
- 2 cans great northern beans (or other beans)
- 1 can chicken broth
- 2 cans chopped green chilis (optional)
- 1 t salt
- 1 t cumin
- 1 t oregano
- ½ t pepper
- dash cayenne pepper
- In a stockpot or dutch oven, dump all ingredients and sprinkle seasonings over the top.
- Stir as you bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, simmer uncovered for at least 30 minutes.
- Serve with monterey jack cheese, sour cream, and crackers or corn chips.
- For my large family, I always double or triple this recipe.
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