White Chicken Chili with Cornbread Dumplings

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White Chicken Chili with Cornbread Dumplings

What sets this White Chicken Chili apart is the addition of cornbread dumplings – soft, fluffy morsels that absorb the savory flavors of the chili while adding a delightful hint of sweetness. It's a comforting bowl that hugs your senses, offering a perfect balance of textures and tastes in every spoonful.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 6
Calories 812 kcal


For the Chili

  • 32 ounce chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound chicken tenders or leftover rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 30 ounces white beans northern, navy or canellini, Optional, 2 (15 ounce) cans
  • 15 ounce can corn or hominy, undrained
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 4 ounce can chopped green chiles

For the Dumplings:

  • 1 box Jiffy Mix corn muffin mix
  • ¼ cup green onions sliced
  • 1 each large egg
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup Mexican cheese shredded


  • In a large pot, over medium-high heat, add in chicken stock, water, diced onions and garlic and chicken tenders.
  • Cover and cook chicken until done (about 15-20 minutes).
  • Take chicken out and shred using two forks or your stand mixer.
  • To the pot, add in taco seasoning, white beans, corn, cream of chicken soup and green chiles.
  • Stir, then add in shredded chicken. Stir again.
  • Cover and cook on medium while you are making the dumplings.
  • In a medium bowl, combine corn muffin mix with green onions, egg, sour cream and cheese. Combine well until a stiff dough forms.
  • Drop the dumplings (using only half the mixture) by the teaspoonful into the pot.
  • Cover and allow dumplings to steam for about 10-12 minutes.
  • They will puff up. To test if they are done, poke a toothpick inside one. If it comes out clean (with no batter on it), they are ready. Be careful when stirring these around while cooking or they will break apart.
  • Spoon into a bowl and serve.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 812kcalCarbohydrates: 140gProtein: 36gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 1924mgPotassium: 1528mgFiber: 14gSugar: 73gVitamin A: 981IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 217mgIron: 7mg
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