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Creamy White Chicken Chili

Warm up with a big bowl of white chicken chili. This recipe is easy to make and so delicious. This creamy chili is loaded with juicy tender chicken, beans and vegetables. Perfect any night of the week, you’ll have this recipe on repeat in no time.
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Ingredients

White Chicken Chili

  • 1.5 lbs. chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, boiled and shredded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1+¼ cup sweet onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1+¼ cup green bell peppers, diced
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 24 ounces chicken bone broth
  • 2 cans cannellini beans, or navy beans 14.5 ounces each rinsed and drained
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened cut into small cubes
  • 1.5 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, or coconut milk

Equipment

  • 1 pot to boil chicken
  • colander
  • 1 large soup pot
  • food processor to buzz some of the beans

Instructions 

  • Boil the chicken breasts in a pot of water until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Drain the water and allow the chicken to cool before shredding. Set shredded chicken aside.
  • In a large soup pot, add olive oil, diced onion and garlic. Once it’s translucent and the diced green peppers, minced jalapeno and spices. This includes, salt, cumin, oregano, chili powder and paprika. Sauté for 3-5 minutes.
  • Next, add the bone broth. Stir well.
  • In a food processor, add 1 cup of cannellini beans. Buzz until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the pureed beans and remaining whole beans to the soup. Stir well.
  • Next, add the cubed cream cheese. Once the cheese is melted, add the shredded chicken and lime juice. Stir well.
  • Once the soup is well combined, you’ll add the heavy cream and simmer for a few more minutes.
  • Top with shredded cheese, cilantro, sliced avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 420kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 1352mg, Potassium: 687mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 777IU, Vitamin C: 44mg, Calcium: 154mg, Iron: 5mg