Photo: Gooseberry Patch
Serves 16 to 20

For a welcome change to traditional chili, warm up to this delightful white chicken version that will keep everyone coming back for seconds.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large stockpot over medium heat, sauté onions in oil until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except sour cream and cheese.

Step 2

Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until heated through.

Step 3

Shortly before serving, add sour cream and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.

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Ratings & Reviews

very flavorful

February 06, 2017
This is a tasty recipe. I mashed up some of the beans too and simmered longer than 30 minutes. For the 2 cans of chiles, I used one "hot" and one "mild." I used Pacific free range organic chicken broth. The cheese and sour cream at the end are a nice touch! I used black pepper since I did not have white, and it worked fine. 

nkaushik1's Review

December 25, 2013

ShannonSisson's Review

October 23, 2013
It's delicious. I mistakenly added 1 & 1/2 teaspoons of white pepper and it was great. Not to hot and gave it great flavor. It was a little watery so I took out some beans and mashed them to thicken it up. Some corn starch would also thicken it up. If you like a little kick, you could add a little cayenne pepper. I didn't use canned chicken broth, I used "Better Than Bouillon" which is all natural chicken base that you can buy in the same area as broth. It's not Olga's White Bean Chicken Chili but it's very tasty. I will spice it up next time and use real chicken breast instead of canned chicken. I also added 2 more cans of chicken!!!! A GREAT RECIPE THAT WILL BE IN MY RECIPE BOX!!

jstuckermail's Review

October 05, 2013
This is not bad. It is filling and cheesy. However, it is very bland. It needs something--more spice, maybe taco cheese instead of jack--I don't know. It tastes nothing like chili, more like a cheesy bean soup. But it's warm and comforting, and my kids really like it.

Grateful1's Review

January 28, 2013
This is absolutely the BEST white bean soup I have ever tasted. My Husband said over and over an over again how good it was. That's saying something for him. Only thing I added was a couple of tablespoons of flour mixed with about 1/4 cup if water to make it a little thicker. I made 2/3 of the recipe and it was absolute perfection!