Easy Canning Recipe for White Chicken Chili

bowl of home canned white chicken chili

This easy canning recipe for white chicken chili is a delicious way to turn this tasty twist on traditional beef chili into a jar of home-canned soup on your pantry shelf for a wonderful meal anytime, especially on those busy weeknights.

This easy white chicken chili recipe makes a hearty soup that is wonderful on a chilly day or any day. I enjoy taking my jars of ready to eat meals to work for lunch. Canning soup is one of the best things about learning how to can! I include my favorite soups that I can below.

Canning homemade soups saves money, but it is also healthier than buying canned soups from the grocery store, because you know what is going into your soup. No preservatives are added, you can add how much salt or no salt, plus you can season the soup to your preference. This white chicken chili soup is a good example. It uses natural ingredients, plus you can control the spice level.

Ingredients for White Chicken Chili Canning Recipe

  • 1 cup dry great northern beans (need about 3 cups after soaking) – Optional: navy beans or cannellini beans
  • 3 cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, shredded
  • 4 cups chicken broth (I used my homemade canned bone broth)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans green chilis
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • Optional: Add hot or bell peppers of your choice, chili powder

This recipe makes 5 pints. I use the NESCO Electric Pressure canner and it holds 5 pints at a time. The recipe can easily be doubled for more pints or for quarts.

Detailed Steps for White Chicken Chili Canning Recipe

The first step is to rinse the dry white beans. Soak the dry beans over night. The next day, drain beans, rinse, and add the beans to a large stock pot or large saucepan, add fresh water and heat on medium heat to boiling. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

rinsing white northern beans for white chicken chili canning recipe

Prepare your chicken. I cooked my chicken breasts in the instant pot and then shredded it. Another easy option is to use rotisserie chicken.

Shredded chicken

After the 30 minutes of simmering the beans, remove the water and then add the remaining ingredients to the pot of beans. 

Ingredients added to white chicken chili canning recipe

Heat the ingredients on medium-high heat and then reduce the heat and low simmer for about 15 minutes.

White chicken chili simmering before canning

Then ladle the hot chili into canning jars using a canning funnel. Leave 1-inch headspace.

Adding white chicken chili to canning jar using a canning funnel
white chicken chili added to jar before canning

Wipe the rims, remove the air bubbles and add the lids.

Removing air bubbles from jar of white chicken chili

Canning meat and/or beans requires canning in a pressure canner because meat and beans are low acid foods. See my article on beginners guide to canning for a complete guide on canning.

Place the filled jars into the pressure canner and process according to your canner’s instructions. The canning times for pint jars is 75 minutes (pint jars) and for quart jars is 90 minutes.

I use the NESCO Electric Pressure Canner for pressure canning. I have included step by step instructions on how to use the NESCO Electric Canner on my website. One good tip is to always add about 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to the canner and that makes the jars come out clear without a white coating on the outside.

Jars of white chicken chili in the pressure canner

When the canning process is complete and the canner has had time to depressurize, open the canner lid, remove the hot jars with a jar lifter and place the jars on a dish towel on the counter and do not disturb for 24 hours.

5 jars of canned white chicken chili

Enjoy the Delicious Results!

This homemade canned white bean chicken chili recipe has such great flavor!

Jar of home canned white chicken chili

This is a easy recipe for a homemade soup and great for a low calorie diet. It can be served with a dollop of sour cream, salsa verde, tortilla chips or other favorite toppings or is great by itself! Other great options ae to add cream cheese or heavy cream for a creamy white chicken chili recipe or of course Monterey jack cheese!

bowl of home canned white chicken chili

Homemade soups are one of my favorite things to eat and home-canned soups are one of my favorite things to can. They make a quick dinner for those busy days. Some of my soup canning recipes include:

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bowl of home canned white chicken chili

White Chicken Chili Canning Recipe

Yield: 5 pints
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

This easy canning recipe for white chicken chili is a delicious way to turn this tasty twist on traditional beef chili into a jar of home-canned soup on your pantry shelf for a wonderful meal anytime, especially on those busy weeknights.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry great northern beans (need about 3 cups after soaking) - Optional: navy beans or cannellini beans
  • 3 cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, shredded
  • 4 cups chicken broth (I used my homemade canned bone broth)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans green chilis
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • Optional: Add hot or bell peppers of your choice, chili powder

Instructions

  1. Rinse the white beans and then soak overnight.
  2. Drain the beans and add fresh water. Add to a large pot and heat on medium-high heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes
  3. Chop the onions.
  4. After 30 minutes of simmering the beans, remove the water and then add the remaining ingredients to the pot of beans, heat to boiling and then simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Fill each jar with the hot soup. Fill the jars to 1-inch headspace.
  6. Wipe the rims of the jars and add the canning lids.
  7. Process in a pressure canner according to manufacturer's instructions for 75 minutes for pints. (90 minutes for quarts).
  8. When the canning process time is complete and the canner has had time to depressurize, remove the hot jars with a jar lifter and place the canning jars of hot beans on a dish towel on the counter and do not disturb them for 24 hours.

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