White Bean Chicken Chili

White bean Chicken chili

White Bean Chicken Chili

Noah Quezada RDN
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings


  • 1 Pound Chicken breast (454g)
  • 1 15 oz can Great Northern Beans (425g)
  • 1 15 oz can Cannellini Beans (350g)
  • 4 oz Low-fat Cream Cheese (113 g)
  • 1 7 oz can Diced Green Chile’s
  • 1 can Corn 15 oz can drained and rinsed (452g)
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped (6g)
  • 1 medium Yellow onion (110g)
  • 1 tsp Salt (6g)
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper (2g)
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin (2g)
  • ¾ tsp Oregano (1g)
  • ¼ tsp Chili Powder (2g)
  • 4 oz Topping: Shredded cheese ½ oz Serving (96g)
  • 1 whole Topping: Avocado ⅛ Serving (136g)
  • 1 Bunch Topping: Cilantro 1 oz (224g)


  • Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pot and sauté until the onion is translucent and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and add it to the pot. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse the Great Northern beans and Cannellini beans. Add them to the pot with the cooked chicken.
  • Drain the canned corn and diced green chilies and add them to the pot as well.
  • Stir in the salt, black pepper, ground cumin, oregano, and chili powder. Mix well to coat all the ingredients.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add the low-fat cream cheese to the pot. Stir until the cream cheese has melted and incorporated into the chili, creating a creamy texture.
  • Allow the chili to simmer on low heat for at least 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • While the chili is simmering, prepare the toppings. Shred the cheese, slice the avocado, and chop the cilantro.
  • Once the chili has thickened and the flavors have melded together, it’s ready to serve.
  • Ladle the White Bean Chicken Chili into bowls and top each serving with shredded cheese, sliced avocado, and chopped cilantro.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!



  • 8 servings per recipe 
  • 1 serving = 389 g


  • Length in fridge: 3-5 days 
  • Length in freezer: 3-6 months


  • Calories: 364 
  • Protein: 31 
  • Fat: 12 g 
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g 
  • Fiber: 8 g
Keyword High Protein, Meal Prep, White Bean Chicken Chili

Noah Quezada is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist located in Denver, Colorado. Over the course of more than a decade, he has gained extensive experience in helping clients manage their weight through in-person sessions. Noah is also the 2023 President of the Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.