Looking for a warm and satisfying meal that won’t derail your weight loss goals? Look no further than this delicious White Chicken Chili recipe! Packed with flavor and protein, this recipe is perfect for a cozy night in or a hearty lunch. Plus, with a few simple tweaks, it can easily be made weight watchers friendly.

To make this recipe weight watchers friendly, we recommend using skinless chicken breasts, low-sodium chicken broth, and reduced-fat cheese. You can also add extra veggies like bell peppers and zucchini for more fiber and nutrients. With these simple modifications, you can enjoy a comforting bowl of White Chicken Chili without sacrificing taste or nutrition.

Why you should try this ww white chicken chili

  • White Chicken Chili is a perfect soup because it’s a twist on traditional chili with a creamy and slightly spicy broth that’s packed with tender chicken, white beans, and flavorful seasonings. One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s easy to customize to your taste with options to make it spicier or milder depending on your preference. Plus, it’s a great option for meal prep or leftovers as the flavors only get better as they meld together. So, if you’re looking for a new and delicious way to enjoy chili, give White Chicken Chili a try.
  • White Chicken Chili is a fantastic slow cooker recipe that delivers a comforting and flavorful meal with minimal effort. By combining tender chicken, white beans, aromatic seasonings, and a creamy broth in a crockpot, you can let it simmer all day, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully. The convenience of this recipe is unmatched – simply set it in the morning and return home to a warm and satisfying bowl of White Chicken Chili. And the best part? You can easily freeze any leftovers for future enjoyment. Just divide the chili into freezer-friendly containers, and you’ll have a quick and convenient meal ready to go whenever you need it. With White Chicken Chili, you can indulge in a delicious homemade soup that’s freezer-friendly.
finished bowl of white chicken chili
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White Chicken Chili Recipe Overview

  • Makes 4 generous servings 
  • 2 points per serving. 
White Chicken Chili ingredients

Ingredients for Weight Watchers White Chicken Chili Recipe:

  • 1 chopped white onion, (about 100g).
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 2 chopped green chilies, (about 30g).
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 3 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 1-2 cans of white beans (or about 400 grams of beans if you are making your own)* 
  • 2 cups of reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup of fat free skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

*Any white beans will do great, so feel free to use cannellini beans, navy beans, or great northern beans.

Quick note on the ingredients

• Onion: A white onion that is finely chopped and used as a base flavor for the chili.

• Garlic: Garlic cloves that are minced and added for their aromatic flavor.

• Green chilies: Fresh green chilies that are diced and add a mild heat to the dish.

• Olive oil: Used for sautéing the onion, garlic, and green chilies.

• Chicken breast: Boneless and skinless chicken breast that is cooked and shredded before being added to the chili.

• White beans: Canned white beans, such as cannellini or navy beans, that are drained and rinsed before being added to the chili.

• Skim Milk:adds a note of creaminess to the chili and is nice balance to the spice. 

• Chicken broth: Low-sodium chicken broth that serves as the liquid base of the chili.

• Cumin: A warm, earthy spice that is added to give the chili a smoky flavor.

• Oregano: A fragrant herb that is used for its slightly bitter and pungent flavor.

• Coriander: A spice that is used for its citrusy, sweet, and slightly nutty flavor.

• Ground black pepper: Adds a slight heat and depth of flavor to the chili.

Instructions for making White Chicken Chili

  1. Use favorite method for cooking and shredding skinless boneless chicken breast and set aside. (I tend to use the crock pot, you can read about how I cook it in this recipe)
  2. In a large pan, sauté the onion, garlic, green chilies, cumin, oregano, coriander, and black pepper in olive oil until they’re soft.
  3. Add the cooked shredded chicken, white beans, chicken broth, skim milk. Stir occasionally.
  4. Cook over low heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the soup is hot and thick. Add salt to taste. Serve hot and enjoy.
vegetables softening in pot for white chicken chili
shredded chicken added to the white chicken chili
white chicken chili simmering on stove

Variations and substitutions

  • If you prefer a spicier chili, try using diced jalapeños or serrano peppers instead of the green chilies.
  • For a vegetarian version, you could omit the chicken and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. You could also add extra vegetables like diced bell peppers, carrots, or zucchini.
  • You could also add some toppings to your chili, such as shredded cheese, sliced avocado, diced tomatoes, or a dollop of Greek yogurt. Just remember to add the ingredients into the WW app to get the most up to date points. 

Tips and Tricks Section for Making White Chicken Chili

  •  You can use a crockpot instead of a large pan to cook the soup. Simply add all the ingredients to the crockpot and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.
  • If you want to save time, you can use a rotisserie chicken that is sold in supermarkets
  •  Add fresh lemon juice or lime juice just before serving for extra flavor.
  • If you prefer a spicier soup, add chopped jalapeños or crushed red pepper to taste.
  •  Add some fresh and chopped ingredients, such as cilantro or green onion, just before serving to add more flavor and texture to the soup.”
white chicken chili in white bowl with limes

If you are looking for more white chicken chili flavors check out this bubble up or my white chicken chili tacos.

And if you are looking for more chili ideas you can find all my chili recipes right here.  

4.12 from 60 votes

Weight Watchers White Chicken Chili

By: Drizzlemeskinny
Servings: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
white chicken chili in a white bowl

Ingredients 

  • 1 chopped white onion, (about 100g).
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 2 chopped green chilies, (about 30g).
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 1-2 cans white beans (or about 400 grams of beans if you are making your own)
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup fat free skim milk
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • salt, to taste

Instructions 

  • Cook and shred chicken breasts and set aside
  • In a large pan, sauté the onion, garlic, green chilies, cumin, oregano, coriander, and black pepper in olive oil until they're soft.
  • Add the cooked shredded chicken, white beans, chicken broth, skim milk. Stir occasionally.
  • Cook over low heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the soup is hot and thick. Add salt to taste. Serve hot and enjoy.

Notes

  1. Makes 4 generous servings
  2. 2 ww point per serving

Nutrition

Serving: 434gCalories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 37gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 747mgPotassium: 929mgFiber: 5.5gSugar: 4gCalcium: 187mgIron: 4.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
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