This one pot skinny, white chicken chili is gonna be on repeat over here this season.  Maybe even this weekend with some leftover Thanksgiving turkey! SO SO EASY and SO TASTY… everyone can customize with as much or as little of some less-skinny toppings as they like, HA! Which means even the kids are happy.  So what if my three-year old has equal parts fritos and chili- it’s fine! And I get a giant bowl for KILLER macros. Everyone wins.

Large pot of creamy chicken chili

Growing up, my mom always made a “tortilla soup” with green enchilada sauce as the base.  I LOVED it and was constantly disappointed as I got older and ordered it at restaurants to find my veggies and chicken swimming in a red or clear broth. Even if it was considered an authentic mexican restaurant, I don’t care. I LOVE THIS STUFF. So tasty.  And such a quick and easy way to get a super flavorful soup or chili without a million ingredients or hours of simmer.

Large pot of creamy chicken chili from the side

How to Make Your Skinny White Chicken Chili

  1. Saute your veggies, add in some garlic and seasoning, followed by a few cans of diced green chilis, enchilada sauce, stock, and chicken.  Let it simmer!
  2. Add greek yogurt cream cheese and some frozen corn and simmer for a few more minutes.
  3. Scoop into bowls and sprinkle on your toppings. Enjoy!

Did you see that. THREE steps. Sorta. The hardest part is just picking apart your rotisserie chicken to toss any of the gross parts you don’t want to eat. You’ll hate me for those five minutes but just remember you didn’t even have to cook it! Then you’ll like me again.

What You Need for Your Skinny White Chicken Chili 

  • Rotisserie chicken breast (I buy the big pack from Costco, but feel free to pick it off the bird, or just use whatever you’ve got. The macros for white meat will be pretty similar across the board.)
  • Bell peppers
  • Onions
  • Zucchini
  • Corn (frozen)
  • Green enchilada sauce
  • Canned green chilis
  • Chicken stock
  • Seasonings: Garlic, cumin, salt and pepper
  • Greek yogurt cream cheese (or any reduced fat cream cheese would work)
  • Toppings: Whatever you like! We love cheese, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, lime, and CHIPS. And we’re not afraid to buy fritos. If you think you don’t like them and can only buy some fancy blue corn tortilla chip from whole foods you’re lying to yourself. And the ingredients are the same. Ha! But fine, get whatever you like!
Large pot of creamy chicken chili

This is truly so easy to make. Perfect leftovers. Although I’m always floored because it looks like so much and we eat it ALL.

Oh my gosh and the best part is a CLEAN KITCHEN. Since it’s in one pot, it gives me time to tidy while it simmers. Then it’s done and ready to serve to the whole family! This is way better leaving out ten cutting boards for assembling tacos or burgers or salads like we do all summer… I LOVE FALL.

Eating hot soup, while not sweating, in a clean kitchen.  Pretty much heaven.

I have more hot soup recipes you can check out here. If you liked my one pot skinny white chicken chili, believe me, you will want to try my other soups too. 

Large pot of creamy chicken chili

One Pot Skinny White Chicken Chili

We LOVE a good white chicken chili over here, and making it extra light and healthy didn’t change it for anyone! All of my kids even devour this.  And skipping the beans just allows me to use the carbs where I value them more! Feel free to add them in if you love beans!
4.99 from 61 votes
Author Lillie
Course Soup/Chili
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 240 kcal



  • Heat a large pot over medium, high heat, spray with cooking spray.
  • Add peppers, onions, and zucchini, sprinkle with a hefty pinch of kosher salt and cook for 5-7 minutes till soft.
  • Sir in garlic and cumin and sauté for a few more minutes, then add green chilis, green enchilada sauce, chicken stock and chicken. Sprinkle a little kosher salt on your chicken. Turn to low and simmer for about 15 minutes or until you’re ready to eat.
  • Stir in greek yogurt cream cheese and corn and simmer for five more minutes just until corn is no longer frozen. All done!
  • Top individual bowls with cheese, sour cream (we use low or non-fat), avocado, fresh cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and tortilla chips or fritos!


  1. I love to buy the big package of rotisserie chicken breast from Costco for soups in the winter. I’m not a huge fan of the texture for salads or much else, but as long as you take a minute to pick through it and remove any gross parts, then chop and shred the good stuff into manageable sized pieces, it’s PERFECT for soups!  And makes it such a breeze.
  2. For macro-counters: Search “Lillie Eats and Tells Skinny Creamy White Chicken Chili” in My Fitness Pal to log however many grams of chili you want!
  3. Just reminding you this is a nice BIG portion! Not just a cup like most soup “portions”. This is actually a nice big bowl that I would eat for dinner. And the macros are so low, they leave room for toppings and a side salad if you’d like!
*Macros: Of course, there always might be variation when you make it yourself, if you use different brands, or if you cook something much longer and more moisture evaporates… but for instance, once I make something once, I’ll log those same macros every time I make it, even if there are slight variations. In my opinion, those variances are going to be so small, especially when dealing with lower calorie items over all.  Notice I’ll let you log your own chips and cheese. Ha!


Serving: 400gCalories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 20.8gProtein: 26gFat: 5.2gSaturated Fat: 0.9gSodium: 1015.4mgFiber: 3.8gSugar: 11.9g
Keywords chicken, chili, creamy, healthy, skinny, soup, veggies, white

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe was a huge hit at my house! As someone who has to forgo gluten, dairy, and soy, I am always thrilled to find meals we can all eat and that we all truly enjoy. Thank you, Lillie!

  2. Hi! I love all your recipes and I just started my macros journey a few months ago. For your skinny chili it calls for greek yogurt cream cheese. I have been to multiple stores and can not find any. What can I use in place?

    Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    Enjoyed this light chili for dinner today. I’ve made many of your recipes & have yet to find one I don’t like. Thank you. You make my life much easier.

  4. 5 stars
    This is the *best* soup recipe out there. Easy to make, standard ingredients. This is my go-to when I want something filling for the week that keeps well in the fridge. It’s great to send home with someone if they’re sick, have a newborn, etc. It’s a jack of all trades soup and made at least once a month in my house 🙂

  5. Do you have a recommended brand of green enchilada sauce that you use? They all taste different and some are more starchy than others I was just wondering if there is one that everyone prefers in a recipe like this? Thanks!

  6. 5 stars
    This is so good! I make this recipe all the time. Veggies and flavor! It even saved the day after oral surgery as it was soft enough to eat real food that tastes amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve made this twice and both times very delicious! First time as the recipe intended, but my 5yo was not a fan of the onions, peppers, and zucchini. Second time I used the hand blender to purée the vegetables after I added the broth and my 5yo approved! Served with Greek yogurt, avocado and lime. Will make again and serve with tortilla strips 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    This soup is so tasty! I am slow at chopping, so I would say the prep took me at least 30 minutes. I used the instant pot, and it worked great! I used Saute mode for the peppers, onions, and zucchini. Then I dumped the remaining ingredients (except cream cheese), including frozen chicken breasts instead of rotisserie chicken. I set my instant pot to Manual for 60 minutes (I was not in a hurry), and then stirred in the cream cheese at the end.

  9. 5 stars
    This is a must try especially on a cold day. My house smelled amazing. It’s a HUGE portion. But like usual, Lillie made it so macro friendly you could probably fit 2 servings in your macros. I boiled chicken breast bc I had some on hand that needed to be cooked and it worked great. Lillie you are simply the BEST!

    1. I did fat free sour cream. I made her calabrian mayo this week too,so I also had plant based sour cream that would work as well if you’re dairy free.

  10. 5 stars
    We love this soup—have made it weekly for the last several. So hearty and such great macros—even the kids love it. Thank you Lillie for all the work you put into your recipes. We love your food!! ❤️

  11. 5 stars
    This is the bestest and the easiest…I know bestest isn’t a word but it truly describes this delicious, easy to make meal! Everyone loves it! You don’t miss the beans and my family doesn’t even mention the zucchini in it. They just gobble it up and ask for me to make it on repeat! Thanks Lillie 💕

  12. chili is delicious, however, when I enter into MFP it is coming up as over 1,000 mg of sodium in one service (400g), is that right? It seems incredibly high and i used low sodium chicken broth ?

  13. 5 stars
    So delicious! Followed recipe exactly, other than a few pulses with an immersion blender to add some thickness . Made plenty and leftovers were even better.

  14. 5 stars
    Amazing every time! My family and I thank God for you and your recipes. It has made my life so much easier. ❤️

  15. Highly recommend! I didn’t even know Greek cream cheese was a thing until this recipe! I had to go to a few stores before I could find it, but it was well worth the hunt to get this final product! This has quickly become a monthly rotation in my house. On Sundays I make one of Lillie’s soups and this one is now in the rotation for sure!

  16. Highly recommend! I didn’t even know Greek cream cheese was a thing until this recipe! I had to go to a few stores before I could find it, but it was well worth the hunt to get this final product! This has quickly become a monthly rotation in my house. On Sundays I make one of Lillie’s soups and this one is now in the rotation for sure!

  17. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this recipe! So so yummy! Even my kids love it! And I didn’t have green enchilada sauce one time when I made it and subbed in salsa verde and it was just as delicious! Thank you for making such tasty, healthy recipes!

  18. 5 stars
    LITERALLY THE BEST MEAL EVER. I MAKE IT CONSTANTLY IN THE FALL AND WINTER. My husband who is not a huge veggie lover even adores it. I forget how much i love it every time I make it. I recommend it to every single friend and family member I can. I’ve even made it for a chili cook off at work and it took second place. It’s the BEST. Definitely try it asap.

  19. 5 stars
    This recipe is a weekly staple! The whole family loves it. It is so light and flavorful. The macros are amazing and you can enjoy your Fritos or other chips with it too. It’s a must make.

  20. 5 stars
    An ABSOLUTE FAMILY FAVORITE! Tons of flavor With a little spicy kicK. You will want to double the recipe So you dON’t have to fight over the leftovers.

  21. 5 stars
    This recipe was SO easy to makE. One pot, thRow it all in. Boom done. I can have a huge bowl with Toppings for 350 calories and it doesnt taste “skinny”. So. Good.

  22. 5 stars
    i love this one for so many reasons, but topping that list are the large portion, and the fact that it’s such a crowd pleaser. it can be tough to host a group while sticking to your health goals, but this is a recipe that can bridge those two. i made for 3 other couples – plenty to go around, no one had a clue i was making them a “healthy” recipe, and there were the compliments to prove it.

  23. 5 stars
    So easy! So delicious! May never eat regular chili again ❤️I Always make a big pot When people come over and they immediately rave and want the recipe 🙂

  24. 5 stars
    Made this last Night! I added carrots, celery, Butternut squash… all chopped into tIny tiny pieces because kids. But anyway, it was awesome! Topped with AVOCADO & a little cheese.

  25. 5 stars
    The best soup! I grew up on the “classic” white chicken chIli that is much higher in calories. This one does not sacrif taste, while delivering on the macros!!

  26. 5 stars
    I love this Recipe and make it often! My kids and husband tell me hOw great it is each time i make it. Freezes well, too!

  27. 5 stars
    So fresh and filling! A soup that is Good for thr tummy and soul. I added White beAns to mine but i just loveD all thE veggies in this one

  28. 5 stars
    This was the fIrst recipe i ever made from lillieeatsandtells and it was such a winner i kept coming back For her recipes. The whole family loved it!

  29. 5 stars
    The whole family devoured tHis, including my 1 year old! It was amazing, & filling, & guilt free because the macros are so low for a whole meal!

  30. 5 stars
    This was Delicious! It was ACTUALLY wven better the next day. Thickened up a litTle bit anD the flavors melded.

  31. 5 stars
    This white chiCken chili is SO good!! The hype is real. I wasn’t sure about all the veggies at fiRst, but they all come together nicelY! Can’t wait to make it again!

  32. 5 stars
    This is one of my family’s favorites! My husband and kids and i all love it. And i can’t get over how great the macros are. i can eat a hUge portion for such low calories. It’s amazing!

  33. I Loveee this dish and make it every two weeks…it’s delicious and Beautiful due to all different colors from veggies. It’s scuh a crowd pleaser too, i often serve it when having guests over

  34. 5 stars
    Super TASTY, the KIDS yummed it down too! A great replacement for tortilla SOUP (great Mexican flavors but skip the higher CARBS)

  35. This is one of my fav lillie recipEs! LovE that you get a big bowl for few calories. never Get tired of it. It freezes well!

  36. 5 stars
    A staplewhen soup is calling my name. Also a crowd pleaser!!!!

    The macros are just insane. Cant say enough great things.

  37. Made this today in the crockpot and just added the cream cheese right before serving. So good and there is enough for me and my husband to have it for lunch tomorrow!

  38. I am literally stuffed from one serving of this! I literally got to add cheese, avocado and tortilla chips and still were within my macros for the day. It was delicious, THANK YOU!

  39. 5 stars
    One of my favorite winter staples! I was a little nervous what zucchini would taste like in soup but it is SO good, even my husband loves it. Always have a helping of this on hand to pull from the freezer if in a bind. Highly recommend!

  40. 5 stars
    Love love love this! It’s a staple in our home in the colder months! So good! So filling! Great portion size! Even my picky littles love it!

  41. 5 stars
    This chili is packed full of veggies and the macros are so good! You know it’s great when your kids ask for seconds!

  42. 5 stars
    Normally not one to love cauliflower, but I love this chili! I’m impatiently waiting for the weather to cool so that I can make it again!

  43. 5 stars
    Sooooo good!!! Would highly recommend for anyone- not just macro counters. I used light cream cheese instead of Greek yogurt cream cheese and it was totally perfect!

  44. 5 stars
    This is my ALL TIME FAVORITE soup. So delicious and the macros are amazing. I always eat 2 bowls with garlic bread and am still perfectly around my macros!

  45. Have made this recipe probably more than I’ve made any other savory dish/casserole/soup recipe! Love it(: so easy and tasty!!!

  46. Very impressed with the ease and flavor of this dish. It is the first soup/chili type meal where my 10 year old has licked the bowl clean. And my husband ate all of his and promptly took an after dinner nap. It is truely filling and passed the taste test over here, with all ages!

  47. This was delicious! I added white beans because I just can’t have chili without beans. The macros were still amazing. I also halved the recipe because it’s just two of us and we still had enough for leftovers through the week. Next time I will leave out the corn just because it sweetens it a little and I prefer a little more savory. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

  48. This is absolutely delicious! The only modification I made was to use dairy free cream cheese. I would say this is probably one of the best soups I have ever made!

  49. Any tips for cooking this in a crock pot? I’d probably cook and pull the chicken in the pot versus using a rotisserie chicken. Thanks!!

  50. How would you recommend adjusting the adding of the final ingredients (corn and such) if I was going to make this in a crockpot and have it ready for dinner?!

  51. Is there any way this can be made into a crockpot recipe? Maybe throwing in the chicken raw and cooking for 5-6 hours?

  52. The recipe is delicious, but it is super high in capsaicin which…well…how od I say this??? It’s a good colon cleansing!

  53. I love your recipes! For some reason it’s not finding your meals in MFP anymore when I search. Did something change?

    1. I have frozen ALL of the recipes on this site! Everything freezes really well. I do recommend using a quart ziplock or smaller tupperware. I measure out the serving size (either individual or a double serving for my husband and I) and freeze like that. I usually write the oz or grams on the outside. It makes weeknight dinners sooo easy. I always have this chili, the turkey bolognese and carnitas meat in my freezer.

    1. Maybe just a salsa verde! A jarred green salsa like the ones by Herdez. Or you could look up a homemade recipe if you’re feeling ambitious!

  54. quick question! So instead of weighing all of the soup ourselves, and then adding those grams to the serving size.. we just use your grams you have posted and we can put that in as just 1 serving (as 400 grams)
    does that make sense?

    1. yes! You just follow the recipe and trust me! haha. Of course there’s going to be slight variations in evaporation etc… but with such a light ingredient list, the margin of error stays pretty small! Just put 400 or 300 or however many grams you want in your bowl and log those directly from MFP!

  55. I’d like to make this today but I don’t have enchilada sauce. Is there a substitution anyone can suggest?

    1. You could probably just use a salsa verde in place of it and it would still be delicious! If you don’t have that either, I’d just replace with chicken stock, but of course you’ll be missing some flavor…

  56. I made this tonight and my husband exclaimed, “WOW! Are you sure this is healthy? Is this woman tricking you?” It was seriously so good. We halved it because it was only us two eating and it still made a ton! I’m excited for the leftovers!

    1. I’m wondering this too, since I can’t find Greek yogurt cream cheese! I may do half reduced fat cream cheese and half Greek yogurt?? 🤔

      1. Just use the reduced fat cream cheese! It only adds about 1 grams of fat per serving! But maybe I’m too late sorry!

  57. This recipe was fantastic. Loved the flavor and all the veggies. The chili was too spicy for my littles, but hey, that just means more leftovers for me!

  58. Just made this for the first time and love it! So much flavor and super easy. We added a can of great northern beans because what’s a chili without beans!?? Topped ours with a little cheese, fresh lime juice and cilantro! Soooooo good.

  59. I just made this for the second time. So much flavor for the macros! Lillie- what did I do before you and your recipes came along?? Thank you for all the time you spend helping us all eat healthier while never sacrifice taste.

  60. Soooo yummy – I had been avoiding one pot meals since starting macro tracking but finally learned the mfp tricks and now this meal is going to be on repeat. Thank you!!

  61. I made this the other afternoon before a big “snow event” and it was SO GOOD and SO easy. My husband loves it to and for someone who doesn’t eat leftovers he eat it until it was all gone. Love a good soup that gets better after a night in the fridge too! This one is going in the regular rotation for sure!!!!

  62. New favorite soup in our house – parents and 4 kids all loved it! I’m going to make it for a friend Christmas party next week!

  63. I absolutely love this white chicken chili. My husband is not a tomato base lover, as is used with traditional chili, so this was a great alternative. Also the Macros were on point as they always are with Lillie’s recipes. We also had tons of leftovers for lunch throughout the week and it was just as good reheated.

  64. Delicious, Lillie! I shredded the zucchini (for some reason chunks of zucchini gross me out; I’m weird) and added red pepper for a little extra kick. Super yummy!

  65. I wish I could
    Give this chili SIX stars. I have mad many LLM recipes and they are always tasty, but this bad boy was truly spectacular. I don’t know if it was the enchilada sauce I used or that I used one can of spicy chilis and one mild but it was super flavorful and spicy – but not too spicy. And I can’t believ how easy it was. I knew I didn’t have a ton of time so I just bought pre
    Chopped onion and peppers and the only thing I had to cut was the zucchini.
    I feel like I wasn’t living my best life before I made this 😂

  66. This was the easiest (and tastiest) recipe ever!! My husband (very picky) loved it too! Can’t wait to make it again. Lillie is a Macro genius… all of her recipes are great!

  67. After seeing so many people make this, I had to give it a try! I’m new to counting macros and this was the perfect recipe— ran into a few snags at the grocery store, so I ended up using ground turkey & my fiancé made me green enchilada sauce from scratch since we couldn’t find it in the store! This recipe is so flavorful and smooth too which was awesome! On repeat all this week for lunch with rice! Also forever going to be thanking Lillie for the Greek yogurt cream cheese. My life is forever changed!

  68. Lillie is a genius. Many of her recipes are in my weeekly rotation and my entire family loves them. This white chicken chili is no exception. It’s full of flavor and low on calories!!

  69. Loved this recipe. Not only was it easy to make but it was also freaking delish, I added some cabbage, avocado and a bunch of crumbs from the bottom of the chip bag and it was 🔥

  70. This recipe is on our WEEKLY (sometimes daily!) menu! Lillie’s recipes make me feel like I can actually cook—she’s that good!! The flavor combinations and genius idea of using green enchilada sauce as the base make this recipe an absolute favorite.

  71. This recipe was simple and easy to make and delicious. I didn’t feel overly stuffed after eating this. And pleanty of leftovers for lunches this week.

  72. Another great recipe from Lillie! I made this for my weekly meal prep – I ate it every night and it was filling and delicious! She’s not lying when she says the portions are huge. It doesn’t even feel like “dieting”

  73. Loved this recipe! Added in some additional veggies but will always be using this recipe for white chicken chili. Forever and ever!!! Thanks Lillie!!

  74. I made this with leftover turkey and corn from thanksgiving. It was SO easy for it to taste SO good and be good for you! My husband was a huge fan too!

  75. I love this recipe! My boyfriend loves White Chicken chili but I think it usually taste like watery chicken! Not this recipe! This recipes has so much flavor. We will be making it again soon. Great for lunches! I also love how Lillie adds the Macros to MFP. Makes tracking so easy!

  76. Amazing! I put a little extra lime juice over my bowl and served it with Joseph’s Lavash Wrap toasted and cut into chips. Amazing.

  77. OMG!! Just made it- and it’s so good! The roasted corn is a perfect addition. I’ll be making it again for sure.

  78. Looks yummy! How do you figure out what the macros are per serving when making a big combined dish like this?

    Thanks! Can’t want to make it