Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe with Cream Cheese

CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI RECIPE WITH CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! The best White Chicken Chili recipe out there! This Cream Cheese Chicken Chili is loaded with everything good and so comforting on a cool night. We top ours with avocado, jalapenos, sour cream, and more! BEST CHILI RECIPE EVER.

CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI RECIPE WITH CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! The best White Chicken Chili recipe out there! This Cream Cheese Chicken Chili is loaded with everything good and so comforting on a cool night. We top ours with avocado, jalapenos, sour cream, and more!

This Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe with Cream Cheese blew my dang socks off!

CreamyWhite Chicken Chili is the only white chicken chili you’ll ever need. THIS RECIPE!!! Since I cook so much, it takes a lot for me to get really really really excited about a new recipe.

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 RECIPE WITH CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! The best White Chicken Chili recipe out there! This Cream Cheese Chicken Chili is loaded with everything good and so comforting on a cool night. We top ours with avocado, jalapenos, sour cream, and more! CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI RECIPE WITH CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! The best White Chicken Chili recipe out there! This Cream Cheese Chicken Chili is loaded with everything good and so comforting on a cool night. We top ours with avocado, jalapenos, sour cream, and more!

During the Winter months I crave this White Chicken Chili more than words can say.

I realize it’s not a healthy recipe, but I want it in bulk anyway. I’ve got to be shivering off some calories….right? It’s just the ultimate comfort food plus it’s SO easy!

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!

This Chili Recipe 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 RECIPE WITH CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! The best White Chicken Chili recipe out there! This Cream Cheese Chicken Chili is loaded with everything good and so comforting on a cool night. We top ours with avocado, jalapenos, sour cream, and more! CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI RECIPE WITH CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! The best White Chicken Chili recipe out there! This Cream Cheese Chicken Chili is loaded with everything good and so comforting on a cool night. We top ours with avocado, jalapenos, sour cream, and more!

A good White Chili Recipe can’t be beat. It’s such an important recipe to have in your arsenal.

I like to think this is one of the best chicken chili recipes out there…I hope you try it and let me know what you think! We have been making Cream Cheese Chicken Chili for years now and it’s a hit every single time!

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 RECIPE WITH CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! The best White Chicken Chili recipe out there! This Cream Cheese Chicken Chili is loaded with everything good and so comforting on a cool night. We top ours with avocado, jalapenos, sour cream, and more!

I make it no secret that my Mom’s Chili is the Best Chili Recipe Ever…but this Creamy White Chicken Chili is a close second.

I go back and forth on which one to take to chili cookoffs. This recipe has won a few awards for readers and nothing makes me happier!

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. If  White Chicken Chili isn’t your thing, I bet you’d love our Best Chili Dog Recipe, Best EASY Chili RecipeInstant Pot Chili Verde, Crockpot Chili, or our Instant Pot Chili Mac! We have something for everyone, so be sure to check out all of our Soups and Chilis.

Are you looking for something to pair with this Chili Recipe? Try my Cheesy Garlic Cornbread Drop BiscuitsGarlic Butter Hawaiian Rolls, or Oatmeal Molasses Rolls. So yummy!

Watch How to Make Creamy White Chicken Chili in the video or check out the recipe card for full details. Enjoy!

4.58 from 57 votes
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!
White Chicken Chili Recipe with Cream Cheese
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
CREAMY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI RECIPE WITH CREAM CHEESE is the ultimate comfort food! The best White Chicken Chili recipe out there! This Cream Cheese Chicken Chili is loaded with everything good and so comforting on a cool night. We top ours with avocado, jalapenos, sour cream, and more! BEST CHILI RECIPE EVER.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy white chicken chili, white chicken chili
Servings: 10
Calories: 591 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
  • 2 onions diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons 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 great northern white beans 15.5 ounce cans, fully drained and rinsed
  • 3 cans diced green chiles 4 ounce cans, drained
  • 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 fresh cilantro chopped
  • 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!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*** 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.

Nutrition Facts
White Chicken Chili Recipe with Cream Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 591 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 700mg 29%
Potassium 1419mg 41%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 5g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 17.1%
Vitamin C 17.7%
Calcium 24%
Iron 45.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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Malinda @ Countryside Cravings
I have to say this is the best looking white chicken chili I have ever seen!!!! And yes to all the toppings!!!!!!
Barbara
This recipe sounds wonderful & thanks to you it's at the top of my list for the 1st signs of Fall! I do however have a concern about the already cooked chicken getting too dry with all the additional cooking. I wonder if adding it later in the recipe might help? Would love your thoughts/response.
    Becky Hardin
    It's basically just heating up on the stove for 30 min-an hour. Since everything is added at that time, it should be totally fine. It didn't get dry for us. But if you're adding already hot chicken, you can totally add it at the end! Hope you LOVE the chili!
Ganoush | OfRecipes
This looks so yummy! I'm inspired to try it!
Angela
This chicken chili was sooo delicious!! Thank you for sharing!!!
Kate W
How well does it freeze? I'm going to try this after my next grocery trip but if it doesn't freeze well I'll probably cut the recipe in half. :)
    Becky Hardin
    I had one person tell me they didn't like the way it froze with the cream in there, but we didn't have a problem at all. It froze well for us. Maybe make a half batch this time and decide for next time? We heated ours up on the stove and had a great experience. Hope that helps!
shalimar
This is soo yummy, Thank you! Definitely a new favorite in our house.
Bana
Can I put this all together in the crock pot and in frig over night, then plug in tomorrow? Long day and lots of cooking to do !! Thanks
    Becky Hardin
    It should be fine, just leave out the cream and cream cheese until tomorrow. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 and then stir in the cream/cream cheese just before serving. I haven't made it this way but I've had a couple people comment that it worked out great. If you place everything in there the night before I would just refrigerate the crockpot insert covered overnight and then pop it in the crockpot when your'e ready! Hope you love it!
sapna jahan
Oh yum!! This looks so rich, creamy and delicious!!
J.B.
For the crock pot recipie, will it cook the chicken on its own? Or do i add already cooked chicken? I have used slow cooker recipies before that just call for raw chicken and the slow long process cooks the chicken just fine.
    Becky Hardin
    If you're cooking on high for 6-8 hours it will cook the chicken, if cooking on low its more to heat everything up so I'd recommend adding the cooked chicken. Enjoy!
      J.B.
      Awesome thank you. We made this recipe the other night and it will noe be making a VERY regular appearance in our rotation. Great for a big dinner with nearly a weeks worth of lunches. Thanks for replying to my post, and your recipie :)
Ashley
Hi! I'm making the chili as we speak in the crock pot and was wondering how long should I cook it for? I added the chicken in already cooked and all other ingredients. Do you suggest at least 3 hours on high?
    Becky Hardin
    Yeah that should be great! Then you add the cream cheese and cream right before serving. Enjoy!
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