Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I first found this recipe on, about 2 years ago and have made it serveral times since. It was submitted by Cathy. It currently has ***** and 288 ratings. I made it this past week for my weekly soup lunch and it was a crowd pleaser.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Slowly cook and stir the onion until tender.
  3. Mix in the garlic, jalapeno, green chile peppers, cumin, oregano and cayenne.
  4. Continue to cook and stir the mixture until tender, about 3 minutes.
  5. Mix in chicken broth, chicken and white beans.
  6. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove the mixture from the heat.
  8. Slowly stir in the cheese until melted.
  9. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

I too found this recipe years ago on and make it all of the time. It is excellent to say the least. My kids enjoy it too but I cut back on the spice in the original pot and kick it up in the other bowls. Don't skip the cheese! Enjoy!

Materialmom November 30, 2006

Very good white chili! I left out the jalapenos (didn't have any) and didn't even put cheese on it and it was delicious. Will make this one again.

nemokitty April 16, 2014

Nice easy soup - great on a cold evening. I almost always have cooked chicken thighs in my refrigerator so that is what I used in place of chicken breast. Only used two cans of white beans since that was all I had. This is one of those great go-to recipes as I almost always have all the ingredients on hand. Thanks for posting this msm - will definitely make this one again.

LARavenscroft March 03, 2013