Texas White Chicken Chili

posted by Jennifer

My Aunt Tricia introduced me to White Chicken Chili, and it has been a family favorite ever since! It’s not only amazingly delicious, but it is CLEAN EATING. I love recipes that taste like the comfort foods you crave but don’t leave you with the guilt after you eat it! Your family will think you got takeout from a restaurant with this recipe!


  • 1   Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1   Medium Onion
  • 5   Garlic Cloves
  • 1   Can Rotel Tomatoes
  • 8   small tomatillos (diced)
  • 1   medium diced jalapeño (optional – remove seeds for less heat)
  • 1   17oz can of chopped green chilies
  • 4   cups of chicken stock
  • 3   cups cooked chicken
  • ½   tsp oregano
  • 1   tsp cumin
  • 4    tsp cilantro
  • 2   cans of white navy beans (can use white beans with jalapeños and skip the jalapeño above)
  • Juice of 1 lime (add rind for flavor)
  • Salt and pepper to taste



Dice onion, tomatillos, jalepeno, and garlic then put in a sauté pan



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Cook until vegetables are soft.  Add vegetables to a large pot and pour chicken broth over it.Strain beans and add to the pot. Toss in chicken, can of rotel, seasonings, and cilantro to the broth. Squeeze the juice of one whole lime into the chili and then toss in the rinds to let cook with the contents.



Bring to a boil. Once boiling turn down the heat and let simmer for about 30 minutes. Then enjoy!!!

Optional – Serve with sour cream, Monterey Jack Cheese, sliced avocado,and tortilla chips.

** I usually double the recipe for a family of 5 because we love it so much!

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  • Patricia Patterson says:

    Great and amazing , thank you , it reminds me of my dads white chili he used to make.

  • margie waynee says:

    Jennifer your recipe looks delicious and will try it out …Im glad I came across your ‘work out’ exercise I have to get back on track ( as you know of my circumstance ) I lost my appetite and interest in doing good for myself…so thank you for all the awesome things you sharing with everyone…I even went to 3 day cross fit training and walking 2 mls everyday. seeing you working out is truly encouraging to me…love you !!! margie

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