Flavorful White Chicken Chili

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1 hour


7 servings

Updated: Sep. 27, 2023
Lime, cumin and cilantro really create a burst of flavor in this chicken chili. It's a healthier alternative to traditional chili, but is absolutely delicious. —Donna Lindecamp, Morganton, North Carolina
Flavorful White Chicken Chili Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 3 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn or frozen white corn
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • Optional toppings: Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, minced fresh cilantro and tortilla strips


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first 8 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°, 35-40 minutes. Remove chicken from broth; allow to cool.
  2. Remove meat from bones; discard bones. Shred chicken and return to pan. Mash half the beans. Add all the beans, corn and lime juice to chicken mixture. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until flavors are blended, 15-20 minutes. Serve with toppings as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 224 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 803mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 7g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.