Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Makes 11 1/2 cups

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. Don't drain the chopped green chiles or navy beans. Serve chili with cornbread.

How to Make It

Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in chicken, next 3 ingredients, and 2 cans navy beans. Coarsely mash remaining can navy beans, and stir into chicken mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring often; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Serve with desired toppings.

Chef's Notes

We tested with McCormick White Chicken Chili Seasoning Mix.

Ratings & Reviews

tillerz's Review

September 10, 2013

October 30, 2016
Don't be an ass, sometimes you need something very quick. Didn't your mom teach you manners and respect??

October 30, 2016
No need to be an ass! Sometimes, people need something quick. It's a suggestion only! Didn't your mom teach you manners and respect??

October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016
Why do you put everything "in quotations"?  Didn't your mother teach you anything about grammar?

November 16, 2016
Wow - that's a LOT of hostility over a simple recipe! Honestly, Brian, most of us who don't like the looks of a recipe just move on. No need for an internet rage rant.

February 12, 2017
Congrats for being a hero, Brian. For someone who knows so much about cooking you are extremely offended by a recipe that is beneath your ability Maybe you should be commenting on Bon Appetit or Fine Cooking recipes instead.

peanut3149's Review

January 24, 2012
Excellent and easy. Especially liked salsa that accompanied the chili---sweet and salty.

dogmaticsusie's Review

January 16, 2012

JimInStL's Review

December 17, 2011
Too much salt! The recommended seasoning mix is mostly salt and there is salt in the broth. Would be better with a list of herbs and spices instead of the mix.