White Chicken Chili Recipe (Made with $5 Costco Chicken!)

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White Chicken Chili Recipe: Made with $5 Costco Chicken!

White Chicken Chili – with $5 Costco Chicken!

I love simple recipes that taste like you spent all day in the kitchen, slaving over the stove, when really you spent more time perusing Pinterest while the stove did all the hard work! White Chicken Chili is definitely one of those recipes that will “wow” your family and friends.

I have a little secret that saves time and adds flavor to almost any recipe that calls for shredded chicken…I grab a rotisserie chicken from Costco! The price ($4.99) and convenience are well worth a trip to the store. Not to mention the texture of the shredded rotisserie chicken is perfect in this chili.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 T vegetable oil (canola or avocado oil can be substituted)
  • 2 – 15 ½ oz cans great northern beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 – 14 ½ oz can chicken broth
  • 2 – 4 oz cans diced green chilies
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp white pepper (black can be substituted)
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

To start, I shred my rotisserie chicken, measure out my spices, broth, dice my onions and open up all my cans. Now the fun can begin…

White Chicken Chili Ingredients

Start by adding oil to a large stockpot or Dutch oven. Add onions and garlic and sauté for about 2-3 minutes on medium heat (the onions will become translucent; this is what you want).

Saute veggies for Chicken Chili

Add in your shredded chicken and let the flavors mix together for about 2 minutes.


Add beans, broth, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.


Remove pot from heat; stir in sour cream and heavy whipping cream. Serve immediately. I’ve even transferred this chili to a crock pot to keep warm for holiday buffets and chili cook-offs!


There is nothing more perfect on a crisp, fall day than a bowl of this chili with a piece of hot cornbread and honey butter! Prepare yourself for compliments and requests for second servings!

White Chicken Chili


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