White Chicken Chili Recipe

A warm white chicken chili is a perfect homecooked meal with plenty of protein and spice!


  • 1/3 medium onion
  • 1 garlic clove 
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tbsp green chile pepper
  • 1/3 tsp cumin 
  • 1/8 tsp oregano 
  • crushed cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp salt 
  • 3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth / stock
  • 1/2 cup no added salt red kidney beans (drained)
  • 170g chicken breast  
  • 1 2/3 tbsp fresh coriander
  • 1/4 cup cheese
  • 10 to 15 whole grain crackers 


  1. Mince garlic and jalapeño. Chop onion. Drain chiles and kidney beans. 
  2. Sauté chicken breast until done through. Remove from pan and cut into cubes when cool. 
  3. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil in soup pot until tender. Add jalapeño, chiles, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, and salt, and sauté another minute. 
  4. Stir in chicken broth, beans, and chicken. Bring to a boil. 
  5. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. 
  6. Stir in coriander and cheese and serve. 


  • You can also add free veggies such as red capsicum, if desired. 
  • When increasing servings use the following instead of a pinch for every 3 servings:
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    ½ teaspoon salt 
  • 10 Tortilla Chips or 10 whole wheat saltines can be substituted for whole grain crackers if desired. 
  • Wear gloves as needed when handling jalapeños
  • Equal amounts of great northern beans can be substituted for Kidney beans, if desired. 
  • Serving size is about 1 3/4-2 cups, if multiple servings are made. 
  • 1 2/3 Tbs. = 1 Tbs + 2 tsp 

For more easy-to-make chicken recipes that are packed with plenty of protein and spice, like our Chicken Quesadilla and Quick Chicken Nachos, head to the Curves Nourish Blog!

If you’re interested in a healthy, balanced and sustainable weight loss program that features tasty and nutritious meals like these, check out the Curves Nutrition & Weight Management program.

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