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Easy White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe

Easy 20 Minute White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe

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  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


Easy White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe can be on the table in 20 minutes. Made with chicken, white beans, corn and green chilies, and tastes like it simmered for hours!


  • 2 cups tortilla chips
  • cooking oil
  • 2  to 3 cups of cooked diced chicken breasts
  • 2 15 oz (ish) cans of white beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of frozen sweet corn (thawed)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 cup of Monterrey jack cheese
  • 1.5 tsp dried ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Over med heat, coat bottom of large soup pot, deep skillet or dutch oven with 1 tbs cooking oil.  Add diced cooked chicken, and spices.  Saute for a minute or so. (If using raw chicken, saute til chicken is browned.)
  2. Crush tortilla chips in a ziplock bag.
  3. Add beans, broth, water, green chiles, corn, cheese and crushed chips to the pot.
  4. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for at least 5 minutes (or a few minutes longer if you have the time.)  Stir occasionally.
  5. Serve topped with extra crushed tortilla chips and cheese.