White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Today's meal prep recipe is going to change the way you feel about chilis and soups. Typically, you serve chilis and soups during the fall and winter months -- and you still can. But our White Chicken Chili meal prep recipe can and should be served all year long! The refreshing and aromatic flavors and colorful presentation are top reasons to give this chili meal prep recipe a whirl. 

Have you ever had leftover rotisserie chicken? Usually, all that's left is the white meat/chicken breast. Hopefully, you've been freezing and saving that meat because you'll need that for this recipe. If you haven't been saving leftover white meat, don't fret. You can easily make shredded chicken in a crockpot or on the stovetop. All you need to do is cook chicken breast and shred it. Once you have your shredded chicken ready, dive right on into this quick and easy chili meal prep recipe! 

White Chicken Chili

Enjoy all of the rich flavors of white chicken chili in this Whole30-approved version. Coconut milk steps in for dairy milk for creamy texture without the digestive upset.  

How long will White Chicken Chili last for?

Your cooked chili meal prep recipe will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Cooked White Chicken Chili should not be left out for more than 2 hours. For optimal freshness, store in a glass or plastic airtight container after cooking and cooling. 

Can White Chicken Chili be frozen?

It sure can! Freezing batches of chili and soup is the smart thing to do to save you time and money. Store White Chicken Chili in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags. The chili will keep its flavor for up to 6 months in the freezer. When you're ready to enjoy your chili meal prep recipe again, thaw it out in the fridge and reheat. White Chicken Chili will last an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator after it's thawed. 

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili Ingredients:

  • tablespoon avocado oil  
  • 1 cup chopped sweet white onion  
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper  
  • 1 cup chopped celery  
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic 
  • 1 lb. cooked shredded chicken breast  
  • tablespoon ground cumin  
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano  
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt  
  • ½ teaspoon coriander  
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper  
  • 3 cups chicken broth 
  • 1 cup full-fat unsweetened coconut milk  
  • tablespoon lime juice  
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro, for serving  
  • ½ cup chopped red onion 
  • ⅓ cup sliced pickled jalapeños  
  • tablespoon raw pepitas 
White Chicken Chili

How do you make White Chicken Chili?

White Chicken Chili is quick and easy to make. Start by sautéeing the vegetables for a total time of 9 minutes. Sauté bell pepper, celery, and onion first. Use a 4-quart pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat with avocado oil. Sauté for 7 minutes, then add garlic, herbs, sea salt, and cayenne pepper. Sauté for an additional 2 minutes. 

Once you're done sautéeing and everything smells really good, stir in chicken broth and lime juice. Bring to a boil. Once boiled, reduce the broth and vegetable mixture to medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in chicken and coconut milk after simmering. Cook the chili for an additional 5 minutes. After the final leg of cooking, your White Chicken Chili is complete and ready for storage. Wasn't that super easy?

White Chicken Chili

How to portion White Chicken Chili?

Grab four meal prep containers and divide your chili into each one. Garnish each serving with cilantro, chopped red onion, jalapeños, and pepitas. Store each portion in the refrigerator and look forward to a rich and creamy satisfying meal for the next four days! Perfect for a lunch break during a busy day or easy dinner after doing all of the things. 

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These soup and chili meal prep recipes will surely get you through the year! But if you're looking for more, we've got you covered with 21 Soup and Stew Meal Prep Recipes for Fall and Winter.

White Chicken Chili

Other tips for making White Chicken Chili:

  • For more chicken flavor, you can substitute chicken breast meat for chicken thigh meat. Chicken thighs have more fat, thus more flavor. 

  • Easily shred chicken with a hand mixer or knife and fork. 

  • This chili meal prep recipe is easy for those who want meal prep to be quick. However, if you don't mind a longer cooking time, you can make this meal in a crockpot. 

  • Be sure to use full-fat coconut milk. If you can stand dairy, feel free to use cream or regular milk. 

  • Add Northern beans for an even heartier recipe. 

White Chicken Chili
White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Enjoy all of the rich flavor of white chicken chili in this Whole30-approved version. Coconut milk steps in for dairy milk for creamy texture without the digestive upset.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, dinner, lunch, Meal Prep, whole30
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 387kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek


  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 cup chopped sweet white onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 lb. cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup full-fat unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro for serving
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • cup sliced pickled jalapeños
  • 2 tablespoon raw pepitas


  • Heat avocado oil over medium-high heat in a 4 quart pot or Dutch oven. Add bell pepper, onion and celery. Sauté for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, cumin, oregano, coriander, sea salt and cayenne pepper and cook 2 minutes longer.
  • Stir in chicken broth and lime juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in chicken and coconut milk and cook 5 minutes longer.
  • Divide soup between 4 MPOF black containers and top with cilantro, chopped red onion, jalapeños and pepitas.



WW Smart Points= Green:10  Blue:8  Purple:8


Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.7g | Protein: 43.7g | Fat: 13.8g | Fiber: 2.9g
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    1. Hey Anna - I'm sure you can! I haven't tried that method, but if you give it a try, please let me know what you find. Happy to update the recipe with your feedback

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