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Flavorful White Chicken Chili

Lime, cumin and cilantro really create a burst of flavor in this chicken chili. It's a healthier alternative to traditional chili, but is absolutely delicious. —Donna Lindecamp, Morganton, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    7 servings


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 3 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen white corn
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • Sour cream, shredded white cheddar cheese and/or minced fresh cilantro, optional


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until a thermometer reads 170°, 35-40 minutes. Remove chicken from broth; allow to cool.
  • Remove meat from bones; discard bones. Cube chicken and return to pan. Mash half of the beans. Add all of the beans, corn and lime juice to chicken mixture. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until flavors are blended, 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve with sour cream, cheese and cilantro if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 229 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 887mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 8g fiber), 22g protein.

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