Christmas White Chili

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.


10 servings (about 3-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Sep. 14, 2022
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Try this chili decked with red and green veggies! —Catherine Nickelson, Scandia, Minnesota
Christmas White Chili Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 4 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 2 jars (8 ounces each) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Optional: Chopped roasted sweet red peppers, ripe avocado and green onions


  1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and onions in batches; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and onions are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in beans, broth, green chiles, red peppers, seasonings and pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream and whipping cream. If desired, serve with toppings.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 482 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 1488mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 10g fiber), 30g protein.