Award Winning White Chicken Chili

Award Winning White Chicken Chili

50 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 94% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

I have won several chili cook-offs with this recipe. It is always a crowd pleaser!


1 packet Taco seasoning
6 cans northern beans; 15 oz.
2.25 pounds Chicken breasts boneless and skinless; diced or shredded
4 oz. Butter
1 Spanish onion; diced
2 cloves Garlic; minced
2 Jalapeno peppers; diced
2 tablespoons Chili powder
2 tablespoons Ground cumin
1/4 cup All-purpose flour
6 cups Chicken Stock
5 cups Half and half
2 tablespoons Kosher Salt
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper sauce
3 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
1 pound Monterey Jack cheese; shredded
2 tablespoons Poultry Seasoning
2 tablespoons White pepper; freshly ground

Original recipe makes 12 Servings



Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season chicken with taco seasoning and poultry seasoning. Bake about 30-45 minutes. Dice and reserve.

Melt butter and saute onion, garlic and jalapenos until the onions are translucent. Drain and rinse beans and add to sauteed mixture, cooking for 5 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin and flour, stirring 5 minutes. Add chicken stock, half and half, salt, white pepper, hot sauce and Worchestershire sauce, cooking until mixture is thickened and beans are soft. Add diced chicken and cheese, stirring until cheese is melted.

This makes a lot of chili so make sure to use a very large pot. I usually use a very large Dutch oven. The leftovers are great to freeze and use again later!


For thicker chili, smash some of the beans up against the side of the pot once they have had a chance to soften.

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Won the company Chili Cook off for me! It was great! But spicy!!!
suziegenningsn0d4 6m ago

I made this for the Chili Contest at my son's preschool. There were 26 other entries, some with sides of fresh cooked bacon, cheddar cheese, scallions, and crackers. I paired this with just a side of honey cornbread muffins and guess who won FIRST PLACE? I did!! I have been third place for the past two years. My son graduates to Kindergarten this year so this was my year to win! Woohoo! I tweaked a little by adding more garlic, less spices, and a bit more beans and chicken. My older son who has never wanted to try any of my previous attempts at chili had FOUR bowls of this!! So all in all, I would say this is my go to, absolute favorite, award winning chili recipe from this pint in! Thanks for sharing!
desiree90266 1y ago

I made this for the Chili Cook Off at my son's preschool. And guess what? FIRST PLACE!!! I've been vying for first place for two years, always getting third place. Victory is sweet, my friends. Or should I say victory is Chicken Chili? I did as directed in the recipe with these exceptions: 1) used only one chopped jalapeño, 2) used eight cans of beans (following the 12 servings recipe) and 3) used five cloves of garlic. Amazing. My son ate the whole bowl and in three years of trying to find the right chili recipe, he finally ate this one. I knew right then and there, this was a winner!!
desiree90266 1y ago

I used leftover chicken breasts and so even without the taco seasoning this had great flavor!
Saraboysen 1y ago

I have been searching for a really good white chicken chili recipe- and THIS IS THE BEST EVER! I did not bake the chicken- I put it in a microwave-safe bowl, covered it with water and a tsp of Kosher salt and boiled it off. After cubing the chicken I prepared the chili per the recipe. WOW! Awesome! I will, however, use 1/2 the spice as called for next time and let those who want to burn their mouths add their own chili sauce and extra cumin! Other than the heat being a bit too strong for this 50+ year old tummy- this IS THE BEST white chicken chili recipe EVER!
sijcat3 1y ago

Finally decided to fix this on a snowy day - it is wonderful! Full of flavor!
Speters5 1y ago

This White Chicken Chili is a favorite for us. Especially with the cold winters it warms you all the way through. The heat was just right and I loved the thickness. Thanks for sharing.
TonjaZ 1y ago

Great recipe. Will make again and freeze in batches.
Gmkdesigns 1y ago

Not bad. Too rich and too spicy for my taste, which is why I only gave three stars. I would make again but use half the ingredients next time.
12chica29 1y ago

This was so delicious and now one of my favs
lovableangeldoll 2y ago

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