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Quick White Chili

This recipe went from a gigantic mistake to a tasty triumph. I created it by accident—and it got rave reviews. Now I whip up this quick-as-lightning dish when I’m pinched for time. —Cynthia Lynn Bloemker, Effingham, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)


  • 1 jar (48 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (one 10 ounces, one 5 ounces) chunk white chicken, drained
  • 1-1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Optional: Additional sour cream and minced fresh cilantro


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; remove from the heat. Add cheese and cilantro; stir until cheese is melted. If desired, serve with additional sour cream and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 310 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 788mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 9g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

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  • Ruffshse
    Mar 7, 2013

    will make again added cumin,onion,and jalapeno. next time will add some cayenne pepper to give it a little kick good over all

  • 1950janice
    Jan 23, 2013

    I found this recipe rather bland. I used a 7 oz can of green chilies, 3 T of cilantro and a teaspoon of cumin. Much better. Very fast and easy.

  • dcboyd
    Dec 6, 2011

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  • Pershing
    Nov 1, 2010

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  • Tracarl
    Sep 26, 2010

    Had a friends white chili and didn't think I could find another recipe better than hers - boy was I wrong! Both my husband and kids loved this chili. Can't wait to make it my scrapbooking friends!

  • GoTurtles08
    Jan 22, 2010

    I was excited about this recipe because it was so simple to make, but my boyfriend and I really did not like it. It might have been the canned chicken that made it kind of gross.

  • khegeman
    Aug 20, 2009

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  • sandraamerson
    Oct 14, 2008

    I added one extra can of green chilies and a little dried onion. We all loved it!!!

  • 9thuwyt9
    Jul 6, 2008

    This is now a family favorite! My girls love to prepare & eat it. Always try to stay stocked up on the ingredients!