Chicken Chili Recipes

Take a break from traditional tomato-based beef chili and enjoy a hearty bowl of white chili with chicken and white beans.

  • White Chili
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    White Chili

    This white chili recipe uses hot pepper sauce made from jalapeños; it's milder than the red hot pepper varieties. If you’re cutting down on calories and fat, this chili is a great choice with only 198 calories and 4.1 grams of fat per serving.
  • Green Chili with Chicken
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps  

    Green Chili with Chicken

    This cozy chili is made in a slow-cooker, so all you have to do is roast the tomatillos and add everything to the pot. If it's Halloween, top bowls of steaming chili with adorable tortilla ghosts.
  • Fast Chicken Chili
    Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Fast Chicken Chili

    This quickie chili comes together in a flash, making it ideal for busy weeknights. Green chiles, cumin, cilantro, and lime add a touch of Mexican flavor.
  • Chicken-and-Three-Bean Chili Verde
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Chicken-and-Three-Bean Chili Verde

    This 5-star recipe is a great choice for families and tailgaters alike! Tomatillos are the secret ingredient here, infusing this chili with sweet flavor and giving it great texture.
  • Pumpkin Chili with Chicken
    Photo: Andrew McCaul; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

    Pumpkin Chili with Chicken

    Serve this chili in October when pumpkin abounds. Loaded with chicken, two kinds of kidney beans, and spices, a bowl of this chili would be the perfect supper before trick-or-treating on Halloween night.
  • Tex-Mex Chicken Chili with Lime
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

    Tex-Mex Chicken Chili with Lime

    Store-bought rotisserie chicken shortcuts the cook time for this Tex-Mex chili, while white ale adds spice, body, and flavor.
  • White Lightning Chicken Chili
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Becky Hargett

    White Lightning Chicken Chili

    White Lightning Chicken Chili gets its name because it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish to get this one-dish meal to the table. Serve it with cornbread.
  • Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili
    Lee Harrelson

    Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili

    Throw this into the slow cooker in the morning before you head off to work, and dinner will be ready when you get home.
  • Smoky Chicken Chili
    Jennifer Davick

    Smoky Chicken Chili

    Pick up smoked chicken from your favorite barbecue restaurant to make this dish, or use rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket.
  • (Low-Fat) Chicken Chili

    (Low-Fat) Chicken Chili

    Using ground chicken instead of ground beef helps reduce the fat in this tasty chili. Top with reduced-fat cheese and serve with baked tortilla chips to keep the total calories in check.
  • Chicken Chili with Pesto
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Chicken Chili with Pesto

    Perk up the flavor of your white chili with a dollop of pesto.
  • White Bean and Chicken Chili

    White Bean and Chicken Chili

    Canned beans and a slow cooker make this mild-flavored chili an easy option for dinner.
  • Chicken and Roasted Poblano Chili
    James Baigrie

    Chicken and Roasted Poblano Chili

    Poblano chile peppers, cilantro, avocado slices and fresh lime wedges give this chili its distinctive Southwestern flavor.
  • White Bean Chili

    White Bean Chili

    Offer a chili buffet the next you have folks over for dinner and serve a white chili alongside the more traditional beef chili. Let your guests select from a variety of toppings like shredded cheese, onions, crumbled tortilla chips, sour cream and cilantro.
  • Chicken Green Chili with White Beans
    Karry Hosford

    Chicken Green Chili with White Beans

    Roasted Anaheim chile peppers give this chili its flavor, and a can of cannellini beans keeps the preparation easy.
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