Creamy White Chicken Chili with Cream Cheese

CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI made with CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! Made in minutes and feeds up to 16 people! Freeze some for a delicious meal later. THE BEST WHITE CHICKEN CHILI EVER!

CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI made with CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! The best White Chicken Chili recipe out there!

CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI made with CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! Made in minutes and feeds up to 16 people! Freeze some for a delicious meal later. THE BEST WHITE CHICKEN CHILI EVER!

THIS RECIPE!!! Since I cook so much, it takes a lot for me to get really really really excited about a new recipe. This Creamy White Chicken Chili with Cream Cheese blew my dang socks off! It’s SO easy (just how I like my recipes) and made in minutes. You can have the ultimate comfort food on your table (and in your freezer for later feasting) in about 30 minutes! You won’t be disappointed, trust me! 

CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI made with CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! Made in minutes and feeds up to 16 people! Freeze some for a delicious meal later. THE BEST WHITE CHICKEN CHILI EVER! CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI made with CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! Made in minutes and feeds up to 16 people! Freeze some for a delicious meal later. THE BEST WHITE CHICKEN CHILI EVER!

This Creamy White Chicken Chili with Cream Cheese is loaded with everything that makes White Chicken Chili a favorite; chunky chicken, lots of spices, beans, fresh cilantro, and green chiles. YUM! Then to kick things up a big notch, I added heavy cream and cream cheese. TO DIE FOR! It was good on its own, but it was REALLY GREAT with all the creaminess. This recipe is meant for a crowd (up to 14!), but I’m selfish. I didn’t share it with anyone and instead froze a bunch for later. I’m already looking forward to eating it all Fall, the best! The best Creamy White Chicken Chili EVER! (and the easiest…win win!)

CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI made with CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! Made in minutes and feeds up to 16 people! Freeze some for a delicious meal later. THE BEST WHITE CHICKEN CHILI EVER! CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI made with CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! Made in minutes and feeds up to 16 people! Freeze some for a delicious meal later. THE BEST WHITE CHICKEN CHILI EVER!

If you make this Creamy White Chicken Chili with Cream Cheese…please don’t let me down by forgetting ALL THE TOPPINGS! Go as crazy as possible…tortilla strips, sour cream, cilantro, avocado, jalapeños, or shredded cheese! You can’t go wrong…unless you skip them all together! Make this a feast…you deserve it! You just slaved away in the kitchen for around 30 minutes…whew! :)

CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI made with CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! Made in minutes and feeds up to 16 people! Freeze some for a delicious meal later. THE BEST WHITE CHICKEN CHILI EVER!

I hope this Creamy White Chicken Chili with Cream Cheese makes all of your comfort food dreams come true. I know it did mine! Speaking of…it’s calling my name. Enjoy!

Creamy White Chicken Chili with Cream Cheese

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

Yields 10-14

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds COOKED chicken, cubed (or 2 lbs cooked shredded rotisserie chicken)
  • 32 ounces low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cans (15.5 ounces) great northern white beans, fully drained and rinsed
  • 3 cans (4 ounces) diced green chiles
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • optional toppings
  • Tortilla chips or strips
  • sliced jalapeños
  • chopped cilantro
  • shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • sour cream
  • sliced avocado
  • lime juice

Instructions

  1. In a 6 qt dutch oven or stock pot, saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil and lime juice over medium high heat. Cook until the onions are fragrant and translucent.
  2. Add in the cooked chicken, chicken broth, beans, chiles, and seasoning. Bring to a boil, stirring often, and then reduce heat to simmer. Simmer uncovered for 30-45 minutes, or until it's the thickness you desire. Stir occasionally. I let mine simmer for a full hour to let all the flavors blend fully and to get a nice thickness. It would have been ready to go after 30 minutes, so just do what you like best! *** (See below for Slow Cooker Instructions)
  3. Turn off the heat and stir in the cubed cream cheese. Stir constantly until the cream cheese melts and incorporates completely. Stir in the heavy cream.
  4. Top with as many or as few optional toppings as you desire. I used them all! The more the merrier.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. *** You can also make this in a slow cooker! Complete step 1 above and then add all the ingredients to a large slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 2-4. Once hot and thickened to your liking, continue with step 3. Enjoy!
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Calories
217 cal
Fat
14 g
Carbs
11 g
Protein
9 g


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Melissa Adair
Can't wait to try this! Could it be made in a crock pot on low for a few hours?
    Becky Hardin
    I think it could. I haven't tried it that way but I don't see why not. I would saute the onions/garlic...then add everything except the cream and cream cheese to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 or so hours...then while its still really hot add in the cream and cream cheese. Let me know if you try it that way and it's a success!
      Colleen
      DELICIOUS! My family loved it! Never eaten white chili before. Will DEFINITELY make it again!
    A. Hilton
    This is the best white chili I have ever had!
Lora @savoringitaly
I have never tried a white chicken chili, and now I have it on my mind. I think this is something the whole family would love and perfect for fall comfort food time!!
    Becky Hardin
    I hope you love it! Its such a great option for when the weather gets cooler!
      Angel
      Do you think this could be frozen?
        Becky Hardin
        I think it would freeze great! You could heat back up on the stove when ready to serve :)
          Kristina
          Add the cream & cream cheese when you defrost & reheat, It doesn't freeze well.
        Mary Ann Murphy
        My daughter in law froze it and it was fine several months later.
Susie Gall
This looks and sounds amazing, Bec. You have to fix this for us - soon!!
Angie
This looks wonderful! Can't wait to make it on a cool day!
amanda |The Chunky Chef
White chicken chili is one of my FAVORITE meals.. and yours look insanely good!!
Sandi (@fearless_dining)
This looks like an incredible soup with lots of leftovers. I love when a soup is a whole meal that can be enjoyed over several days.
    Becky Hardin
    Me too!!! Thanks Sandi :)
    Nancy Pakan+
    Insanely good.. I ate some for breakfast this morning.Going to make another batch for our camping trip.
Michelle De La Cerda
This is my kind of chili wonderfully fulfilling. Wonderful comfort food.
Renee - Kudos Kitchen
I'm excited about this recipe too, and can't wait to make it. I can see eating this by the fire on a cold winter night. Thanks for this recipe. It looks like a real winner!
Michelle Goth
This is one of my favorite ways to eat chili. Such a gorgeous looking meal!
Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
My goodness this does look amazing! Your photos are fantastic too :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe - it's going on my list of must-make recipes!
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