Michelle's Blonde Chicken Chili

Michelle's Blonde Chicken Chili


"People who have tasted this thick mix of beans, spices and chicken say: 'So good it'll make you perky and stupid!' I've placed in my workplace's annual Halloween chili cook-off for the last three years. Looks strange -- tastes great! Serve with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and warm flour tortillas."


1 h servings 412 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.6g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 47.2 g
  • 94%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 362 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, place the vegetable oil and chicken. Cook the chicken, stirring occasionally, until all pieces are evenly brown. Stir in the onions. Cook until translucent. Drain mixture and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the chicken broth and green chile peppers to a boil. Stir in 3 cans great northern beans, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, cilantro and crushed red pepper. Stir in the chicken and onion mixture, and reduce heat. Simmer 30 minutes or longer, adding additional beans from the remaining cans for a thicker consistency as desired.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 217 Ratings


I hate the reviews that state: this was a great/awful recipe, but I didn't follow any of the directions or use any of the right ingredients. That said, I love this recipe. However, I use a...

Excellent Recipe. I replaced one can of green chili's with a can of jalepenos instead, and it added even more spunk to this recipe. I added garlic as well.. because I love it! This was great, an...

This was a really good chicken chili. My family loved it! I always read reviews and make a few changes based on what I read. Here is what I did: I made this in the crock pot so I used whole c...

I submitted this recipe years ago, looked it up on a whim and WOW! I can't believe so many people have tried this recipe. Just a few notes on how I have changed it over the years: Now I use...

This is a great recipe.I do mine with a few changes,instead of browning the chicken,I start with a quart of chicken broth and cook the chicken breasts in it until opaque.Then I remove the breas...

This is a favorite receipe at our house especially on Christmas Eve. I cook it in a crock pot add 8 oz of sourcream and 3lb. of Monterey Jack cheese just before serving.

I've been searching for a chicken chili recipe. I've tried others that bored me to tears because they were so bland. This one is wonderful! I did poach then shred the chicken. I used one can...

This was very delicious. I followed other reviews suggestions to poach the chicken breast and shred them rather than cubing them. Definitely worth the extra effort..YUM..love shredded chicken....

I was excited to make this because of all the stellar reviews and because I've never had chicken chili and it sounded pretty healthy. This is a TON of chicken and a TON of beans. I wish I had cu...