Hearty White Chicken Chili recipe a family tradition
bowl of white chicken chili topped with tomato salsa, sour cream, cheese, green onions and avocado

Hearty White Chicken Chili Recipe A Big Family Hit

I am a brand ambassador for Perdue Farms, and they sponsored this post about my White Chicken Chili recipe.

As the nights grow chilly and we turn towards comfort dishes that will provide us warmth and coziness, this White Chicken Chili recipe is a family hit! Whether you are feeding a family of four or a crew of dozens, this recipe always pleases the masses.

My famous White Chicken Chili recipe is chock full of juicy chicken, white beans, a kick of chili powder and cumin. Everyone just gobbles it up! I always make up a big batch so the gang can help themselves. We serve it with bowls brimming with various topping choices like green onions, cheese, sour cream and more.

Bowl of white chicken chili topped with condiments
Perfect on a chilly night – or anytime really – this recipe for White Chicken Chili fills the bill.

Use Only the Best Ingredients

I use only the best ingredients, like Perdue Farms Harvestland Diced Chicken Breasts. Perdue Farms chickens are raised cage free with no antibiotics ever, all vegetarian diets and no hormones or steroids. Just delicious chicken the way it should be. And it makes great chili, by the way – whether it’s cold outside or really any other day of the year.

Plus you can use my affiliate code to order chicken and other goodies from Perdue Farms and have it delivered directly to your front door. Enjoy 15% off your first order by using my code, and free shipping on orders of $159.99 or more!

Hearty White Chicken Chili Recipe

As the kids have gotten older, this is a hands-down favorite they just keep requesting. If you want to grab on to this tradition at your own house, you’ll need to know how to make this chili.

You can get this recipe and 99 more in my new cookbook – One-Pan Cookbook for Men! It’s available now on Amazon – perfect for the holidays and gift ideas too.

Jon Bailey and his new book One-Pan Cookbook for Men
Yum this white chicken chili recipe is in my new cookbook!

Hearty White Chicken Chili Recipe

(makes about 6-8 servings)


Display of ingredients for recipe for white chicken chili
All the ingredients in this recipe for White Chicken Chili are light in color.
  • 1 1/2 – 2 pounds Perdue Farms Harvestland diced chicken breasts, cooked
  • One large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup of beer (optional)
  • 1 can mild green chilis, chopped
  • 2-3 large cans white beans (Great Northern or Cannellini Beans work fine)
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne (if you like it spicy)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
The primary ingredients for White Chicken Chili


  1. In large pot, melt butter and cook onions and garlic until limp.
  2. Add chicken broth, beer (if using), spices and green chilis.
  3. Bring to boil. Add white beans and refried beans, stirring well.
  4. Reduce to simmer and add chicken, heavy cream and cheese. Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring regularly to avoid sticking.
  5. Remove from heat, ladle into bowls, and serve with toppings.
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Topping ideas

This chili is even better with a variety of toppings to add even more flavor. Try a combination of these:

ramekins of chili toppings including sour cream, shredded cheese, green onions, chopped avocado, cilantro leaves and pico de gallo tomato salsa, arranged on a green platter
The fun of this recipe for white chicken chili comes in all the toppings you can add.
  • chopped green onions
  • chopped avocados
  • pico de gallo salsa
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • pickled jalapeno peppers
  • bacon crumbles
  • sour cream
  • green salsa
  • chopped cilantro

Oh and don’t forget the cornbread. We serve it up with lots of butter and sweet fresh honey.

Hope you like it – let us know how it goes!

One-Pan Cookbook for Men

If you’d like to know more about Jon’s new cookbook, One-Pan Cookbook for Men you can read more about it here. It contains this White Chicken Chili recipe and a whole bunch of other easy recipes for delicious dishes. Order yours now!

One-Pan Cookbook for Men by Jon Bailey displayed in pan with wooden spoon, yellow onion and head of garlic
This recipe for White Chicken Chili and more are in my new One-Pan Cookbook for Men available now!

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