5-Ingredient White Chicken Chili

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This 5-ingredient white chicken chili recipe is super quick and easy to make, full of great flavor, and always a crowd fave!

After sharing a new recipe for easy (red) chicken chili, I thought I would circle back today to share one of my all-time favorite recipes for easy white chicken chili.

Even better — my favorite easy white chicken chili recipe that is made with just FIVE easy ingredients. ♡

This recipe is as easy as it gets.  Simply stir all of the ingredients together, bring the soup to a simmer, ladle it up while it’s nice and hot, then sprinkle on your favorite toppings and enjoy!  I’ve probably made this recipe at least a hundred times over the years, and can vouch that it is always a crowd fave.  And it also freezes and reheats well if you would like to freeze the leftovers or make and save a big batch for easy meal prep.

I’m telling you — this recipe is always a winner.  Let’s make a batch!

5-Ingredient White Chicken Chili Ingredients:

To make this white chicken chili recipe, you will need the following five ingredients (plus optional toppings):

  • Chicken: Any kind of diced or shredded chicken!  I typically shred a rotisserie, or I often use leftover chicken that I keep in the freezer from my Instant Pot Shredded Chicken or Baked Chicken Breasts recipe.
  • Salsa verde: Either homemade or store-bought.
  • Beans: Two cans of your choice of beans.  (I typically use white beans, but pinto, garbanzo or black beans would be delicious too.)
  • Chicken stock: Or veggie stock, whichever you prefer.
  • Cumin: Plus a few teaspoons of ground cumin, to round out the flavors.
  • Toppings: I also usually top my white chicken chili with some diced avocado and chopped fresh cilantro.  But a crumble of tortilla chips, diced red or green onions, sour cream, shredded cheese, and/or extra jalapeños would also be delicious additions!

How To Make This Soup:

To make this 5-ingredient white chicken chili recipe, simply…

  1. Combine ingredients.  Stir together chicken stock, shredded chicken, beans, salsa and cumin in large stockpot.
  2. Bring to a simmer.  Cook on high heat until the soup reaches a simmer.  Then reduce heat to medium-low to maintain the simmer.
  3. Serve.  Serve immediately, garnished with your favorite toppings.

Possible Variations:

There are so many ways that you could get creative with this soup recipe!  For example, feel free to…

  • Add extra veggies.  If you would like to add some extra veggies to this soup, diced poblano peppers, onions and/or potatoes (feel free to use frozen hashbrown potatoes as a shortcut) are some of my other favorite additions.
  • Make it in the Crock-Pot or Instant Pot.  This soup really just needs to be stirred together and warmed.  So feel free to let it simmer on low in the Crock-Pot or use the sauté button on your Instant Pot, if you would prefer to use one of those appliances.

More Favorite Chili Recipes:

Here are a few more of my go-to chili recipes, if you would like to give them a try!

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5 Ingredient White Chicken Chili Recipe

5-Ingredient White Chicken Chili

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

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


Scale

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 3 to 4 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans beans of your choice, rinsed and drained (I used Great Northern beans)
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) salsa verde (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • optional toppings: diced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, chopped red or green onions, sour cream, crumbled tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients.  Stir together chicken stock, shredded chicken, beans, salsa and cumin in large stockpot.
  2. Bring to a simmer.  Cook on high heat until the soup reaches a simmer.  Then reduce heat to medium-low to maintain the simmer.
  3. Serve.  Serve immediately, garnished with your favorite toppings.

Notes

*Chicken: 4 cups shredded chicken is equivalent to approximately 2 medium-sized boneless skinless chicken breasts.  I often shred a rotisserie chicken for this recipe, or use leftover chicken from my Baked Chicken Breasts or Instant Pot Shredded Chicken recipes.

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

    • 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!

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  19. 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!   

  20. 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 :)

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  23. 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!

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  25. 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.

  26. Delicious!!!  Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  29. 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!

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

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  31. Looks great! I will try this recipe…

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  34. 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! 

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  36. 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. 

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

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  45. 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.

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

  46. 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?!

    • 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.

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