Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is the first recipe I ever tried for white chili, and it is the best one I have ever found. I found it in a cookbook called So Fat, Low Fat, No Fat, but don't let that fool you. The chili may be low on fat but it has a fantastic flavor and always gets raves every time I make it. This is not the exact recipe in the book, as I have made a few minor adjustments to make it a little easier.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 5-qt stockpot, combine water with the lemon pepper, 1 tsp ground cumin, and olive oil.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add the chicken breast halves and return to a low boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer 20-30 minutes or until the chicken is fork tender and the juices are clear.
  4. Remove the chicken from the broth and cut into bite-size pieces, then return it to the broth.
  5. Add the garlic, onion, corn, green chiles, 1 tsp ground cumin, lime juice, and Great Northern beans to the broth.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Simmer until thoroughly heated, about 45 minutes.
  8. To serve, ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle cheese on top.
  9. Refrigerate any leftovers; this chili is usually even better heated up the next day.
Most Helpful

I love this! Had it at a friend's house and had to make it at home. I did shorten the cook time by sauteeing 2 chicken breasts chopped, onions and after a little, garlic in the oil. Then added the spices, and finally the rest of the ingredients. Used chicken stock instead of water and eye-balled it. Such a good, healthy recipe! Thanks!

lolablitz March 09, 2013

This is great! I like to make it early and let it simmer a few hours on the stove before we eat it. It makes the house smell yummy and allows all the great flavors to blend. Thanks for posting!

admullins March 17, 2010

My husband loved this. I didn't care for it. Didn't think it had enough flavor. I think I would leave out the corn and use a can of chicken broth. I did add some jalapeno's to try to spice it up a tad.

slickchick November 05, 2006