Cheesy Chicken Chili (aka Queso Chicken Chili)

This delicious cheesy chicken chili is a white chicken chili base with a spicy and cheesy queso twist, making it the perfect comfort food dish.


2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons butter 5 cups chicken broth 2 cups cooked chicken shredded/chopped 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded 4 ounces Monterey jack cheese shredded 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes with green chilies drained 2-15 ounce cans cannelini beans drained and rinsed 2 tablespoon jarred sliced jalapenos chopped 1/4 cup red onion chopped 1 bunch fresh cilantro chopped and destemmed 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 4 ounces cream cheese

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes


Shred cheese & chicken


Shred block cheese in food processor and shred the cooked chicken.

Cook the chili


Make a roux then add the stock and the rest of the ingredients to a pot and simmer.

Add cream cheese


Add cream cheese and cook to melt.



Serve topped with more diced onion, jalapenos, and cilantro.

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