Warm up with an Irresistible White Chicken Chili Recipe

Imagine cozying up on a chilly day with a warm bowl of flavorful soup. That’s when you know it’s the perfect time to indulge in a hearty white chicken chili. And boy, do we have a twist for you!

The Secret Ingredient

Our white chicken chili recipe is a delightful blend of simplicity and flavor. While canned recipes often come to the rescue on lazy days, we’ve added our own unique touch to make it even better. The secret ingredient? A can of diced tomatoes!

The diced tomatoes not only brighten the flavor, but they also add a beautiful warmth to the dish. Our version is based on the classic recipe from Bush’s Beans, but we’ve given it a little makeover. Trust us, it’s worth a try!

Cans of chili beans. Photo by Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

The Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 (16 oz) cans Bush’s® White Chili Beans
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth (or 2 cups chicken broth)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast


  1. In a Dutch oven or soup pot, sauté the chopped onion in olive oil until translucent, for approximately 4 minutes.

  2. Add the chopped green chiles, flour, and ground cumin to the pot. Cook and stir for two minutes.

  3. Add the white chili beans, chicken broth, and fire-roasted diced tomatoes. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened.

  4. Finally, add the chopped, cooked chicken breast and heat through.

  5. Serve your white chicken chili with garnishes like cheese, sour cream, salsa, or even some crunchy tortilla chips for added texture.

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Beans and diced tomatoes in white chicken chili. Photo by Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Embrace Imperfection

One thing we love about this recipe is its imperfections. It’s not about following a strict set of rules; it’s about enjoying the process of creating a comforting meal. So, feel free to experiment, customize, and make it your own!

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If you enjoyed this recipe and want to explore more culinary delights, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for a wide range of recipes, tips, and inspiration from the world of cooking. And remember, cooking is an art that knows no boundaries. Let your imagination run wild in the kitchen!

Now, go ahead and whip up a batch of our white chicken chili. Your taste buds will thank you!