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Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

"Delicious white bean chili. Cha Cha says: 'It's kinda spicy, so watch out!' Substitute mild green chiles for the jalapenos if you're scared! Use more chicken and cheese as desired."
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30 m servings 684 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 684 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 74.9g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 59.1 g
  • 118%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 1896 mg
  • 76%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Slowly cook and stir the onion until tender. Mix in the garlic, jalapeno, green chile peppers, cumin, oregano and cayenne. Continue to cook and stir the mixture until tender, about 3 minutes. Mix in the chicken broth, chicken and white beans. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove the mixture from heat. Slowly stir in the cheese until melted. Serve warm.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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This is a great recipe. Based on my preferences and from previous feedback, I made some modifications. My husband and I like spicy food but I found this recipe as is is a little too spicy. I on...

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Ok, I was sick, so I wasn't particularly thrilled.

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This is a great recipe. Based on my preferences and from previous feedback, I made some modifications. My husband and I like spicy food but I found this recipe as is is a little too spicy. I on...

We loved this recipe but it is soooooo hot! Per a previous review, I cut down to 2 cans of beans, and only used 1/4 tsp of cayene pepper and added some sour cream to cool it down but still...HOT...

First of all Excellent the tase is quite unique. Two helpful hints. I put everything together before I even turned on the flame on my big pot. Also I put the cheese in last so that it would n...

I added a can of corn, used a can of cream of chicken in place of one can of chicken broth, used all mild green chilies instead of jalapenos (it came out perfectly spiced), and threw everything ...

This chili is outstanding. My husband isn't a big fan of chili, so I thought maybe a white chicken chili would interest him instead. Ten bowls later, I can assure you he (and everyone else) lo...

OH MY GOSH! This was great!!! I used skinless, boneless chicken tenders instead of the cooked chicken. I sauted them until they were no longer pink, then added the onions, fresh garlic, chiles, ...

This soup is nothing short of awesome. My husband raved about this soup for 2 days. I did brown the cooked chicken w/ the onions, didn't have white beans, just used 1 can navy beans & 1 can dark...

This is the BEST chili! By far my new favorite. It's the perfect amount of spice, very warm! I used pepperjack cheese and replaced 1 can of white beans with black beans. I added 1/2 c. sour crea...

This is SO good! I just made it and am waiting for my husband to get home; if he doesn't hurry, it will be too late. :-) We like hot spicey foods, but we don't like it so overpowering that th...