*EASY* White Chicken Chili Recipe

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Cool or rainy days are perfect opportunities to make this EASY White Chicken Chili Recipe.  If you’re looking for a good and healthy dinner option –  here it is!  It’s nothing fancy or difficult (which is why I love it) – but it does require a McCormick White Chicken Chili seasoning packet.    This is one of my Top 10 Favorite recipes because it’s cheap, easy, filling, and the whole family loves it.

NOTE: Chicken can be substituted with ground turkey for another healthy option. See the pic above!

White Chicken Chili:

  • McCormick White Chicken Chili Packet
  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Can of Great Northern Beans
  • Can of Corn, drained (Optional)
  • Can of Ro-tel or salsa(Optional)
  • Toppings: Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream, cilantro, other fancy stuff
  • Water Note: If you add the rotel/salsa, you won’t need a full cup of water – because of the extra liquid.  Just start with a 1/2 cup!

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in BIG skillet just until no longer pink.  (Make sure you start with a BIG skillet, because this meal is really going to get a lot larger)  Stir in seasoning packet, water and beans.   If you want to add the rotel and corn option, now’s the time to do that too!

Bring to a boil, then cover.  Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or longer, stirring occasionally – let it thicken up the way you want it.

Total Cooking Time: About 15 – 20 Minutes.  Serves 4, or 6 if you add in the extra ingredients.

BIG FAMILY OPTION:

My family of 6 eats this stuff like it’s going out of style.  Adjustments I make to it go further:  I use (2) cans of beans, 1 1/2 packets of seasoning and a little more chicken.  I also serve ours with tortillas and shredded cheese and other taco fixings, to help fill everyone up even more. Keep in mind that you’ll need even LESS liquid if you plan to spoon onto tortillas.

If I serve this in a bowl, like traditional chili, I make sure to buy Ritz crackers, as they add some nice sweetness to an otherwise spicy dish.

My husband likes it as leftovers with tortilla chips while he watches football – so you might just want to make enough to have extras for the weekend!

Do you have a White Chicken Chili recipe you like?  Please share it with us in the comments!

White Chili with Chicken Recipe


Until recently I had never made White Chili with Chicken before!  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make and how fast my family devoured it!!

I adapted this recipe from a Gooseberry Patch recipe I found online.  You could also prepare this White Chili with Chicken recipe in your Crock Pot, on low for 4-6 hours.  Check out my Turkey Chili recipe for a different twist on this recipe!

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Turkey Chili Recipe

This recipe is very similar to the White Chili with Chicken I posted earlier.  You can make this recipe with either turkey or chicken, depending on your preference.   Personally, I don’t like any kind of chili beans, kidney beans, pinto beans or great northern beans.  However, I have had a long standing love of butter beans since I was a little girl.  Instead of my having to go through and pick out the beans in every spoonful, I substituted the great northern beans in this recipe with large white butter beans.  I have to say, I loved the way it turned out!!  So much easier to eat, when I don’t have to worry about picking out all the beans.

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