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Dairy-Free White Chicken Chili

This Dairy-Free White Chicken Chili is perfect for a cold winter day! It's creamy and packed with white beans and veggies, with no milk, cream or cheese!
Course Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, North American, Soup, Winter
Keyword Dairy-Free White Chicken Chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 422kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 jalapeño seeded and diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup mild diced green chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts cooked and shredded (OR use 1 pound of lean ground chicken, cooked)
  • 2 cans white beans cannellini beans work best (14 oz cans)
  • 1 can corn (14 oz can)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • sliced jalapeño or cilantro for garnish, shredded dairy-free cheese (optional)


  • Heat a large heavy-bottom pot over medium heat.
  • Add the olive oil, then the onion, green chiles, garlic and jalapeño, dried oregano, thyme and salt and pepper.
  • Saute until the onions are almost translucent and the mixture is fragrant and giving off some moisture.
  • Add the shredded chicken and stir well.
  • Rinse and drain the beans under cold water and puree one can's worth of beans (half the beans) in your blender or food processor.
  • Add the whole beans and the corn to the pot and stir.
  • Add the chicken stock and then the pureed beans, and stir everything together well.
  • Place a lid on the pot and let the chili cook for about 20-25 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Serve with some sliced jalapeños, cilantro, and dairy-free cheese if you wish.


If you don't have cooked shredded chicken breast on hand, before you begin making thre chili simply use the same pot and cook the chicken with a little bit of olive oil and 1/2 cup water (cover the pot with a lid) until the chicken is cooked through to 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 Celsius). Shred the chicken and set aside.
Pre-cooked shredded chicken can be purchased at most supermarkets. Rotisserie chicken is also a great option for this recipe, although keeping cooked shredded chicken breast on hand in your fridge or freezer is a great meal-prep tip.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 1239mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 226IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 4mg