Creamy White Chicken Chili with Cream Cheese

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  • 2 onions (medium, diced)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds cooked chicken (cubed, or 2 lbs cooked shredded rotisserie chicken)
  • 32 ounces low sodium chicken broth
  • 15 1/2 ounces great northern white beans (fully drained and rinsed)
  • 4 ounces diced green chiles
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (freshly)
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese (cubed)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • tortilla chips (or strips)
  • jalapeños (sliced)
  • chopped cilantro
  • mexican blend cheese (shredded)
  • sour cream
  • avocado (sliced)
  • lime juice
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium26% DV630mg
    Fat40% DV26g
    Protein55% DV28g
    Carbs6% DV17g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories410Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat26g40%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate17g6%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Nicole W. 7 days ago
    Took runner up in a chili cook-off with this recipe!
    Seliger 2 months ago
    sooo good! I left out the heavy cream as it seemed thick enough after the cream cheese was added. Next time i plan to shred the chick instead of cubing it. Delicious on its own and fantastic as a dip with tortilla chips
    Jenny Tarr 4 months ago
    Delicious!!! So many different flavors! Not just a winter thing. Will make every season.
    Rachael Lynch 4 months ago
    amazing! love!! best white chicken chili I've ever had. Didn't add the salt as there is enough flavor and soduim in the dairy products. Topped with avocado and tortilla strips. Left out the japaleno, cheese, and sour cream as it was spicy enough and plenty of creamy deliciousness without adding more calories. Perfect!
    melinda 8 months ago
    Creamy with a spicy rich flavor. Would like a lower sodium version for those needing decreased sodium intake.
    Jessica Gonterman 8 months ago
    So good! The whole family loved it!
    Brad H. 9 months ago
    Simple delicious recipe. I’m going to try rotisserie chicken next time and I added a little more heat. Eye-appealing and rib-sticking good.
    Howard 9 months ago
    I would put the cream cheese in before the other items but other than that it was great!
    Amy Larkin 10 months ago
    Amazing!!!! Will definitely make again!!
    Charissa Acree a year ago
    This recipe is oh so delicious. Everyone in our house loved it (including our pickiest eaters). This will be my go-to for an easy weekend comfort food dinner, or a casual, easy meal for a small dinner gathering.
    Kathleen Baker a year ago
    Supper delicious, the seasoning was spot on!! Will definitely keep this recipe on hand!!
    Mallory B. a year ago
    This is one of my favorite recipes. It's a weekend after Thanksgiving tradition and i use left over turkey and hominy instead of beans. Very hearty and cozy meal for a cold winters day!
    Jessica W. a year ago
    fantastic! definitely will be making this again and again! thank you!
    Rayny Day a year ago
    A very different chili
    Dawn Casella a year ago
    Fantastic! Super for a brunch with family
    Karen K. a year ago
    Really good recipe! I used the crockpot version and it turned out great!
    Cecilia a year ago
    Amazing! I used bone broth instead of regular chicken broth since there’s a ton of vitamins in it. I also used a large Vidalia onion instead of 2 regular onions. Then I only used 2 cans of beans. It came out so good!!! I’ll definitely make it again.
    Paul 2 years ago
    It was great! wonderfully flavorful, rich and creamy, adding the jalapenos really made it pop! Even better the next day!
    Kathleen C. 2 years ago
    Great, I used less onion, added corn & extra chicken broth. Yummy!
    Linda M. 2 years ago
    Very good! Will definitely make again. Used half & half instead of cream, less than a cup and added some vegetable broth too
    Donielle Lenhart 2 years ago
    SO GOOD!!! Browned chicken thighs in the pot first then started with the recipe. Used fresh jalapeños instead of canned chilis
    Anita M. 2 years ago
    Tastes amazing and very easy to make. A crowd pleaser for sure.
    Rebecca F. 2 years ago
    Delicious! Husband said it’s the best meal he has ever had! And we’ve been married 20 years 😊 Only added half the cream cheese — skipped the heavy cream — replaced green chilies with can of diced tomatoes with green chilies — only used 3 cans great northern white beans. PERFECTION!