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White Chicken Chili

This "White" Chicken Chili is super healthy, hearty, flavorful, and so easy to make!


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 (15.5 oz.) cans Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups reduced sodium fat free chicken broth
  • 3 cups chopped or shredded cooked skinless chicken breast
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Bring oil to medium heat in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the onions and sauté for 5-8 minutes or until tender. Add the chili powder, garlic and cumin and stir to coat the onions. Cook for 2 more minutes. Add the oregano and beans, stir and cook for 30 more seconds. Add the broth and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove 2 cups of the bean/broth mixture into a blender (or container for an immersion blender) and process until smooth. Return pureed mixture to the pot. Add the chicken and tomatoes and cook over medium-low for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the cilantro, lime juice, salt & pepper and stir to combine before serving.


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NUTRITION INFORMATION per 1 cup serving:
291 calories, 36 g carbs, 4 g sugars, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 27 g protein, 12 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 cup) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 7 SmartPoints/ Blue: 1 SmartPoints/ Purple: 1 SmartPoints
7 per (1 cup) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Source: My mom, who adapted it from Cooking Light, November 2006