5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili

All you need are few simple ingredients to create this delicious 5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili recipe. You can make it quickly on the stove, or let it simmer all day in your slow cooker.

5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili -- make it in the slow cooker or on the stovetop in minutes! | gimmesomeoven.com

Last year, I posted one of my all time favorite White Chicken Chili recipes on the blog.  But while I love it, there’s also a little shortcut white bean chicken chili recipe that I make even more often when I’m short on time.  It is super easy and only calls for 5 ingredients.  So I thought I would share it with you today and give it an extra creative name — 5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili.

In addition to only calling for a handful (get it, a handful) of ingredients, this easy white chicken chili recipe also can be made and on the table in just 15 minutes.  Definitely a perfect busy weeknight meal, and it also makes great leftovers and can be frozen for later.  So if you love it, consider making a double or triple batch and you will have multiple dinners prepared and ready to go in minutes.

Ok, are you ready for the secret ingredient?

5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili -- make it in the slow cooker or on the stovetop in minutes! | gimmesomeoven.com

5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili -- make it in the slow cooker or on the stovetop in minutes! | gimmesomeoven.com

5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili | gimmesomeoven.com #soup

5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili | gimmesomeoven.com #soup

It’s salsa verde!!!

This delicious salsa singlehandedly provides pretty much all of the seasoning you need for white chicken chili!  It’s flavorful, has a bit of heat, and a bit of tang, and pairs perfectly with delicious chicken broth, shredded chicken, and white beans.  I do like to add a little ground cumin to the mixture just to round things out.  But when I discovered the salsa trick a few years ago, I was amazed.  Such a great shortcut!

Also, when I’m in a hurry, I tend to buy pre-made salsa verde for this.  But if you want to make homemade tomatillo salsa verde, I have a delicious recipe on the blog that I recommend.  It’s so simple to make at home, and so good!

If you want to get fancy and add a few toppings to this soup, I love throwing in some diced avocado, fresh cilantro, green onions, and occasionally some sour cream or shredded cheese.  But it’s also delicious as-is with just five ingredients.

5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili | gimmesomeoven.com #soup

Hope you enjoy!

5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili

This delicious and easy white chicken chili recipe can be made with just 5 ingredients in 15 minutes!

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups cooked shredded chicken (*or see slow cooker method below, which uses uncooked chicken breasts)
  • 2 (15-oz) cans Great Northern beans, drained
  • 2 cups salsa verde (store-bought or homemade http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/tomatillo-salsa-verde/)
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • optional toppings: diced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, chopped green onions, sour cream, crumbled tortilla chips

Directions:

Stovetop Method: Add chicken broth, shredded chicken, beans, salsa and cumin to a medium saucepan, and stir to combine.  Heat over medium-high heat until boiling, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for at least 5 minutes.

Serve warm with desired toppings.

Slow Cooker Method: Add chicken broth, 2 (uncooked) *boneless skinless chicken breasts, beans, salsa and cumin to a slow cooker, and stir to combine.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily with a fork.  Shred the chicken.

Serve warm with desired toppings.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili | gimmesomeoven.com #soup

Be sure to check out my other 5-ingredient soup recipes too!

5 Ingredient Black Bean Soup Recipe -- just five simple ingredients, and this delicious soup is ready to go in 20 minutes! | gimmesomeoven.com

5-Ingredient Black Bean Soup Recipe

5-Ingredient Tomato Soup Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

5-Ingredient Tomato Soup Recipe

5 Ingredient Chili | gimmesomeoven.com

5-Ingredient Chili Recipe

5 Ingredient Potato Soup Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

5-Ingredient Potato Soup Recipe

Leave a Comment:





Comments

1 6 7 8
  1. bre — January 27, 2016 @ 1:33 pm (#)

    I love this soup! Do yo happen to know the nutritional fact?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 28th, 2016 @ 8:29 am

      Thanks Bre, we’re glad to hear that! Unfortunately though, we aren’t sure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  2. Kali — February 2, 2016 @ 5:16 pm (#)

    Simple and delicious!  I modified at bit by using 4 cups of chicken broth and about 18oz of salsa verde simply because that’s what I had on hand. I also added an additional teaspoon of cumin and used 3 boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts. I’ve read a few comments suggesting that the soup was bland.  That wasn’t my experience with my modifications and I do like flavor!  I think selecting a really good tomatillo sauce is definitely key.  I used the one in the refrigerated section at Trader Joe’s and it was bomb!   

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 2nd, 2016 @ 9:14 pm

      Thanks for sharing with us Kali! We’re glad you enjoyed this! :)

  3. Elena Lathrop — February 2, 2016 @ 7:46 pm (#)

    I’m obsessed with this soup! I make it in my slow cooker and it feeds me all week. It also freezes very well. Highly recommend :)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 2nd, 2016 @ 9:01 pm

      Thanks for sharing with us Elena! We’re so happy you love it! :)

  4. Brooke — February 3, 2016 @ 5:25 pm (#)

    Just made this white chicken chili, and it’s SO good! I made it in the pressure cooker at pressure for 40 minutes and the chicken absolutely fell apart into delicious shreds. Next time I’ll make my own green salsa, but even with store-bought it’s delicious! Thanks for the quick and yummy recipe!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 4th, 2016 @ 10:09 am

      Thanks for sharing Brooke, we’re glad you enjoyed it! :)

  5. Jessy S. — February 10, 2016 @ 1:48 pm (#)

    I’ve made this several times & it’s sooooo delicious!! Even my  very picky hubby & our three year old son love it! I top it with chopped avocadoes & cilantro. Very filling & perfect for these cold winter nights.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 10th, 2016 @ 2:24 pm

      Thanks Jessy! We’re so glad you and your family enjoy this! :)

  6. Lanie — February 15, 2016 @ 12:38 pm (#)

    Delicious!!!  Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 15th, 2016 @ 1:51 pm

      You’re welcome Lanie — we’re happy you enjoyed this!

  7. Sandra — February 22, 2016 @ 6:12 pm (#)

    I’m not going to lie to you – I made this recipe with strong reservations…”5 ingredients? How can this be flavorful? Ugh is this going to come out bland?”…well my suspicions were put to rest with the first bite! I followed the recipe almost exactly, the only difference was I put in an extra chicken breast and bumped up the cumin a bit. We served this over rice with avocado, cheddar cheese and sour cream. Got a big thumbs up from my BF who had two big bowls and is already claiming the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Now our bellies are full and satisfied, thank you so much for this recipe!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 22nd, 2016 @ 9:13 pm

      Thanks for sharing with us Sandra — we’re so happy you and your friend were pleasantly surprised! Thanks for giving it a try! :D

  8. Maya — February 27, 2016 @ 10:42 am (#)

    Looks great! I will try this recipe…

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 29th, 2016 @ 11:49 am

      Thanks Maya — we hope you enjoy! :)

  9. JoMarie — March 3, 2016 @ 10:08 am (#)

    This is so deliciously amazing! I make it every.single.week. It’s just so easy, so inexpensive, and so tasty, it’s become a real favorite with my family. Our 3 year old loves it, too! I make it to a T every time in the crock pot. We use finely diced red onions, cilantro, and avocado for toppings and tortillas for sopping up the deliciousness at the bottom of the bowl. Thank you for this recipe! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 3rd, 2016 @ 1:57 pm

      Thank you for sharing JoMarie — we’re so glad to hear that! :D

  10. Michele — March 16, 2016 @ 11:42 am (#)

    Super easy and yummy.. I liked it but would reduce the broth next time or add another can of beans as it was more soupy than chili. Pretty spicy for kids that don’t like heat. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 16th, 2016 @ 9:13 pm

      We’re glad you enjoyed it Michele, and we appreciate your feedback!

  11. Jill Franklin — April 10, 2016 @ 8:43 pm (#)

    I make this all the time! I love this recipe!!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 11th, 2016 @ 3:23 pm

      Thanks Jill — we’re so glad you’re a fan! :D

  12. Mitzi Lange — April 25, 2016 @ 9:53 pm (#)

    Just made tonight for dinner. I took someone else’s suggestion for using the pressure cooker. It was a Bomb! My husband kept saying “this is good, this is really good, this is really really good.
    Thank you for a recipe that is for sure a keeper.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 26th, 2016 @ 7:52 am

      Awww we’re so glad to hear that Mitzi — thanks for sharing with us! :D

  13. Jennifer — April 27, 2016 @ 12:10 am (#)

    Hi! I haven’t tried this yet but it looks GREAT! I put it into the myfitnesspal recipe calculator and the serving calorie count came out to over 1,000! That can’t be right, right?!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 27th, 2016 @ 7:37 pm

      Hi Jennifer! Wow, that sounds extremely high. We aren’t sure of the nutrition facts/calories for this recipe, and the reason why we don’t include this info for our recipes is the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate. We usually refer people to MyFitnessPal, but this really sounds incredibly high, so we honestly don’t see how that can be accurate. Did you type in the entire recipe? Maybe it calculated the total calories for the whole recipe, rather than each individual serving.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Pingback: 15 Soups That Will Actually Cure Your Cold – BuzzFeatured.com

  2. Pingback: 15 Soups That Will Actually Cure Your Cold | Roumor

  3. Pingback: 15 Soups That Will Actually Cure Your Cold « GOBTUBE.COM

  4. Pingback: 15 Soups That Will Actually Cure Your Cold | Save for the Day

  5. Pingback: 15 Soups That Will Actually Cure Your Cold | CZAAL Your Social Announcement Tab

  6. Pingback: 15 Soups That Will Actually Cure Your Cold | Health ,Beauty and Lifestyle

  7. Pingback: 15 Bowls Of Soup That Will Make You Feel Better Immediately

  8. Pingback: 15 soups that you really cure a cold – 4 Coffee Break

  9. Pingback: 15 Sopas que realmente te curarán un resfriado | La Tlayuda News

  10. Pingback: 1-5 Containers Of Soup Which Will Cause You To Feel A Lot Better Instantly | Into Days News

  11. Pingback: 15 Bowls Of Soup That Will Make You Feel Better Immediately – Slugline.io

  12. Pingback: 15 Sopas que realmente te curarán un resfriado – EbomNews

  13. Pingback: 8 Easy, Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes to Try Tonight — Viral Pie

  14. Pingback: 8 Easy, Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes to Try Tonight - BuzzDelta

  15. Pingback: 8 Easy, Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes to Try Tonight - Yahoo Health | Healthy Tips Information

  16. Pingback: 14 Soups You NEED For To Reduce Inflammation That Causes Sinus Headaches and Congestion - Healthy Holistic Living

  17. Pingback: SUPER BOWL FOR BEGINNERS – Avant Beige Life

  18. Pingback: Day 2 – Elimination Diet | hippietimeblog

  19. Pingback: 14 Soups You NEED For To Reduce Inflammation That Causes Sinus Headaches and Congestion – Selig Health

  20. Pingback: Crock-Pot Love – seasideincincy

  21. Pingback: 15 Ideas for Amazing Gluten-Free Dinners – My Blog

  22. Pingback: 12 Dump Dinner Crock Pot Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals - Brit + Co | Healthy Tips Information

  23. Pingback: 24 Super-Easy 5-ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes - Nerdy Mamma

  24. Pingback: No Time? No Problem! 15 Quick & Easy Gluten-Free Meals – Online Read

  25. Pingback: 21 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes - BORDERLESS Home Appliances

  26. Pingback: THIS IS WHY AVOCADOS ARE SO GOOD FOR YOU - Awaken Consciousness

  27. Pingback: Day 46 -Black Beans! YUM! | hippietimeblog

  28. Pingback: Thinking Ahead! |

  29. Pingback: 21 Easy Dinners You Only Need 20 Minutes To Make - Uplifting Daily

  30. Pingback: Bon Appetit - The Blueprints

  31. Pingback: 7 Easy And Healthy Dinner Ideas With 6 Ingredients Or Fewer -

  32. Pingback: 7 Easy And Healthy Dinner Ideas With 6 Ingredients Or Fewer | fitnesshosts

  33. Pingback: 27 5-Ingredient Dinners That Are Actually Healthy

  34. Pingback: 21 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes – Hevizs Book

  35. Pingback: 21 Impossibly Delicious Ways To Eat Avocado For Dinner – Hevizs Book

  36. Pingback: 15 Kid-Friendly Healthy Dinners with Five Ingredients or Less | Blended

  37. Pingback: 10 LAZY DINNER RECIPES FOR WEIGHT LOSS - The Happy 'n' Healthy