Spicy White Chili


Green chiles, fragrant garlic, and the perfect blend of herbs and spices lend just the right amount of heat and flavor to this delicate yet satisfying white chili. Short on time? Take advantage of your supermarket deli and use a deli rotisserie chicken.

Spicy White Chili
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 cup chopped onions

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 4.5 ounce can diced green chiles

  • 3 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3 15 ounce can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 14.5 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 5 cup cubed cooked turkey or chicken

  • 4 ounce Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers, shredded


  1. In a Dutch oven cook onions and garlic in hot oil over medium-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring often, until tender. Stir in green chiles, chili powder, oregano, and cayenne pepper; cook for 1 minute. Mash one can of the beans. Add all beans and broth to ingredients in Dutch oven. Bring to simmering. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in the turkey; cook about 10 minutes, until heated. Stir in cheese until melted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
13g Fat
27g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 694mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 4.1mg 21%
Calcium 181.7mg 14%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 684mg 15%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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