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

5 5

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!

5 5

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!

4 5

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.