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Creamy White Chicken Chili

creamy white chicken chili Entree
Bowl of creamy white chicken chili with spoon on top of napkin
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6

This white chicken chili will have you re-evaluating your loyalty to the traditional recipe. Packed with shredded chicken, cannellini beans, green chiles, sour cream and pepper jack cheese, each bowl is hearty, comforting and extra creamy—a perfect stick-to-your-ribs dish for cool nights. The best part, aside from its taste? It goes from stove to table in 30 minutes flat. Dinner doesn’t get easier (or more delicious) than this creamy white chicken chili. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 2, 2019
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Ingredients

1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
2
cans (19 oz each) Progresso™ cannellini beans or 2 cans (16 oz each) great northern beans, drained, rinsed
2
cups shredded or cubed cooked chicken
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups shredded pepper Jack cheese (8 oz)
3/4
cup sour cream

Steps

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  • 1
    In 4-quart saucepan, mix chicken broth, beans, chicken, chiles, cumin and pepper over medium heat.
    Saucepan on stove top filled with chicken broth, beans, chicken, chiles, cumin and pepper being mixed with wooden spoon.
  • 2
    Heat to boiling, reduce heat; simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Gradually add cheese; stirring until melted. Remove from heat, stir in sour cream.
    Bowl of shredded cheese being poured into saucepan filled with soup mixture on stove top.

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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
12g
58%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
1250mg
52%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
2g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Recipes for traditional chili con carne date all the way back to the late 19th century in Texas, when bowls of red sauce, spicy beef and chile peppers base became commonplace among the working class for its ease and frugality. Chili has traveled up and across American ever since, evolving into other delicious dishes like Cincinnati-style chili in the Midwest. Though its origins are relatively unknown, another version of chili has emerged and become a household staple: white chicken chili. White chicken chili gets its name from the ingredients that differentiate it from traditional chili: it’s made with chicken, instead of beef; white beans instead of black beans; and thickened with milk, sour cream or flour. The recipe omits red sauce entirely, thus taking on a creamy white color. Our easy recipe for white chicken chili only takes 30 minutes to make, and gets a zesty flavor boost with chopped green chiles and pepper jack cheese. Want to learn more about how to make the perfect bowl of chili? Check out our easy guide for making every type of chili recipe out there.

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