White Chicken Chili

I’ve been really forgetful lately.  I went on an hour-long hunt through my house searching for my keys because I couldn’t remember where I put them. I went to the store this week and completely forgot what I went for (#1 reason for lists). I ended up wandering around until I found something I decided I needed (shhh..don’t tell my husband). And just last week I missed one appointment (and almost missed another) just because I spaced it.  
Aaaand on Tuesday, I made this amazing White Chicken Chili and forgot to put the diced green chiles in it.  And I didn’t even realize I did that until the next day while I was eating my second bowl for lunch.
Seriously, where is my brain?  
Even without the green chiles we loved this soup.  It still had a great flavor…I can only imagine what the green chiles will do for it.  We’ve basically been eating it for the last three days for lunch and dinner.   And now that it’s gone, I’ve made a list to buy everything I need to make it again, with the green chiles this time! 

This recipe is from my good friend Lindsay.  Our husbands played football together at BYU and we used to get together for dinner often, so I know she’s a great cook.  And I knew I’d love this soup when she told me it’s one of their favorites!  When I saw how easy it was I knew I’d love it even more. 

White Chicken Chili
4 large chicken breasts, cooked
2 15 oz. cans white beans with juice
2 4 oz. cans diced green chilies
2 14 oz. cans chicken broth
2 15 oz. cans white corn with juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. lemon pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 cup minced dried onion (or real onion, sauteed)
4 fresh limes
corn or tortilla chips
sour cream
grated cheddar and monterrey jack cheese
In a large pot mix beans, chilies, broth, corn, garlic, onion and seasoning.  Shred the cooked chicken breasts and add to the pot.   Heat to a simmer on the stove. 
Serve with cheese, fresh squeezed lime juice, sour cream and crushed chips on top. 
For the chicken, you can used a Rotisserie if you’re short on time.  Otherwise, bake the chicken breasts in the oven or cook in a pan on the stove, then shred.

from Lindsay Bauman 

***this makes a lot, so you can easily half the recipe if needed


  1. Looks yummy. And when I start doing forgetful things it usually means I’m pregnant:) just saying.

  2. This looks amazing!! I’m adding white chicken chili to next week’s meal plan. I completely know what you mean about forgetting things. If I don’t make a list, I will forget everything I need when I walk into the grocery store. I also hate looking for my keys (and other lost objects).

  3. Emma October 14, 2011

    yum, i was just thinking i needed a recipe for white chicken chili. i can’t wait to try it!

  4. Natalie October 14, 2011

    Definitely adding this to the menu. And I already have a can of diced green chilies (and most of the other ingredients) at home. Looks delicious!

  5. @Natalie, glad you have the green chiles on hand already!!

  6. AaReAn October 14, 2011

    oooh my this I am going to HAVE to make!

    oh and p.s. let me know where you shared so your entry is valid for the giveaway! Don’t you love free stuff :-)

    p.s. I LOVE how you have the little print pdf button on the bottom of your posts! Very very clever! xoxoxo

  7. Sweet and Savory Eats October 14, 2011

    I’m bookmarking this! I’ve been looking for a good white chicken chili recipe for awhile now…thank you!

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  9. randomcreative October 15, 2011

    Everyone has those weeks! I’ve been wanting to make something like this for a while, but my husband isn’t really into beans (or corn). It looks delicious though, with or without the chiles!

  10. Play_unit October 20, 2011

    I was looking for a White Chicken Chili for the ward Trunk or Treat and Chili Supper. This will do the trick! Thanks!

  11. Brit January 3, 2012

    I’ve made this twice and it is so yummy! Quick, easy and very good..thanks!!

  12. Anonymous January 4, 2012

    I am all for anything I can cook in the crockpot.. Do you think I could do this in a crockpot, and instead of adding cooked chicken, just add the frozen and let it cook all day and take out the chicken like half an hour before and shred it, then add it back in?


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