White Chicken Chili


A bowl of this healthy white chicken chili packs a whopping 22 grams of protein in each serving and is appropriate for a diabetes-friendly diet. Consider topping this white chili with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to reduce calorie and fat content while still getting a creamy texture.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 3 (15 ounce) cans no-salt-added Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained

  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 cups finely chopped onions

  • 1 ½ cups chopped desired-color sweet peppers

  • 2 4-ounce cans diced green chile peppers, undrained

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (6 ounces) (Optional)

  • 1 (7 ounce) container Plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • 1 bunch Fresh cilantro leaves


  1. In a 4- to 5-qt. slow cooker combine beans, broth, chicken breast, onions, sweet peppers, chile peppers, garlic, cumin oregano, salt and cayenne pepper. Cover and cook on low 4 to 5 hours or high 2 to 3 hours.

  2. Remove chicken; shred using two forks. Return shredded chicken to cooker. If desired, top servings with cheese, yogurt and/or cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

239 Calories
3g Fat
32g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups each
Calories 239
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g 43%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Vitamin A 145IU 3%
Vitamin C 89mg 99%
Folate 29mcg 7%
Sodium 582mg 25%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 75mg 18%
Potassium 772mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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