White Chicken Chili

This easy White Chicken Chili is a great way to warm up on a cold, snowy day.  It is full of flavor and reheats well.

White Chicken Chili - this easy and spicy soup is a great meal to warm you up on a cold winter day
Can I be honest with you for a minute?

I seriously do not like winter.  Or snow.  Or being cold.  Or…well, the list could go on and on about winter related things.  But I feel better now just getting that off my chest today.  This winter we have seen more snow than we have in the last 5 years combined.  It has been crazy cold here too.

There is one thing I do like about cold, snowy days.  Big bowls of steamy hot soup!  Ok, ok.  There are a few other things…but, they are all pretty much related to keeping warm inside.  Fuzzy blankets, space heaters, hot chocolate, coffee…you get the picture, right?

White Chicken Chili
So far this year I have made 4 different soups for my family to enjoy.  I know…shocker of all shockers.  I am actually making REAL food!    That has actually been happening a whole lot around here.  My hubby is pretty shocked too.

I hope you guys are excited to see what I have been cooking up too!  My goal is one savory recipe a week…give or take a week.  LOL!  Dessert is still my favorite, and I just have way too much fun in that area.  But the humans in my house don’t get as excited about brownies, cookies, and snacks all the time.  They have this crazy idea that they need to eat real food each day :-)

White Chicken Chili - this easy and spicy soup is a great meal to warm you up on a cold winter day

This White Chicken Chili is one soup that we love to make each year.  It really isn’t a chili so much because it is more broth based.  But just go with me on it.  One thing that you will do slightly different is to mash some of the beans into the broth.  This just helps give the soup a little more body.  I realize it doesn’t really show in the pictures, but that’s how I made it.

I also added some red peppers for more flavor and color…it kind of needed that pop of color.  Best decision I have made in the soup department yet.

I think I’m kind of getting the hang of meal making, huh?

White Chicken Chili

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White Chicken Chili

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 10-12 cups

White Chicken Chili

Red peppers and green chilies give this chicken chili a spicy and delicious flavor.


1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced red peppers
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 Tablespoon olive oil
4 cups diced cooked chicken
2 cans diced green chilies (4 oz. each)
3 cans white beans (15 oz. each)
6 cups chicken stock
1 cup cheddar cheese
salt and pepper


  1. Saute the onion, garlic, and red pepper in the olive oil for about 4-5 minutes. Add the chicken, chilies, and broth.
  2. Take 1/2 cup beans and mash with a little bit of the broth. Stir in the mashed beans and the rest of the beans to the broth. Heat the chili to boiling. Lower the heat to simmer. Stir in the cheese until completely melted. Season to taste with the salt and pepper. Serves 10-12.


This soup can be frozen if you have leftovers. Store it in freezer safe containers. Thaw and reheat for later meals.


 More easy soup recipes to keep you warm this winter:

Spicy Rice and Chicken Soup 3

Spicy Rice and Chicken Soup

Potato Cheese Soup

Nacho Potato Chowder

Lean Mean Veggie Soup 2

Lean Mean Veggie Soup

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  1. says

    Upstate NY is biting cold today and this chilli will be perfect alongside a blanket and my couch!! I’m looking forward to savory dishes…it’s funny how we cook more savory than we bake but mostly share only the sweets! People must think we only eat sugar and butter :0
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  2. says

    I live in the South, so it doesn’t really snow here, but it does get pretty cold at times. Like today. And now I would really like a bowl of this soup to warm me up. :) It looks amazing! Love that you’re posting some savory recipes. I’ve been wanting to do that on my blog too, but haven’t yet, haha.
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  3. says

    This looks delicious! I live in Ohio and I’m SO done with all of this cold and snow, too. It’s terrible! I have a Chicken Chili recipe that I love and about a million other Mexican-ish soup recipes, but you can never have enough in my opinion. I will be pinning this to try soon!
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