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Two bowls with handles, filled with white chicken chili. Gray napkin and spoons on the side.
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Healthy White Chicken Chili Recipe

This hearty and healthy white chicken chili is packed with corns, beans and tons of flavor. It also happens to be dairy-free and gluten-free.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chili Recipes, White Chicken Chili
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 256.7kcal



  • Heat 2 teaspoons of the canola oil in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the oregano and cumin, and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the garlic and cook for additional 30 seconds.
  • Increase the meat to medium-high, then add the chicken breasts pieces. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is just cooked through.
  • Push some of the chicken aside to make a space in the middle, and pour in the remaining 1 teaspoon of canola oil. Add the cornstarch, then stir into the chicken, cooking for 1 minute.
  • Add the corn, green chiles, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce and chicken broth, and stir to combine.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, smash 1 ½ cups of the white beans with the back of a fork. Add the smashed beans to the chili.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Add the remaining whole beans and the lime juice to the chili. Simmer for additional 10 minutes, or until the chili is thick.
  • Adjust seasonings (salt and pepper) as desired. Stir in cilantro. Serve.


Weight Watchers Points: 1 (Blue – Freestyle SmartPoints) / 3 (Green) / 1 (Purple)


Serving: 1.25Cups | Calories: 256.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.1g | Protein: 26.4g | Fat: 4.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 43.3mg | Sodium: 604mg | Fiber: 8.8g | Sugar: 2.1g