Quick White Chili

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


8 servings (2 quarts)

Updated: Nov. 08, 2023
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


  • 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


  1. 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.