Healthy Dairy Free White Chicken Chili

Today I am sharing one of my kids favorite meals. Healthy dairy free white chicken chili. This super simple recipe, is one that stays on rotation in our house, especially during the cool seasons.

My healthy dairy free white chicken chili recipe is loaded with lots of health benefits. Made from dried beans with homemade bone broth, fresh cut peppers, coconut milk and pastured chicken, this meal is perfect for boosting the immune system and healing the gut.

I like to make this in big batches and freeze it, or have it made on Fridays for us to eat on all weekend. Its simple to make, and oh so delicious!


To make this dish you will need:

  • Whole Chicken (cooked & shredded)
  • Dried Northern Beans
  • Bell Peppers
  • Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Coconut Milk
  • Bone Broth
  • Cumin
  • Salt & Pepper

Most of the time I have these items in my pantry, so throwing this meal together takes about an hour.

You can substitute dried beans for canned, however we try to avoid BPA if at all possible so I typically do not use canned items for this reason.


Start by pouring your dried beans in a pot of boiling water. This will be the longest part of preparing this meal. Allow beans to cook over medium heat until soft.

While the beans are cooking, add the whole chicken to the instant pot. You can also use shredded chicken that has been prepared in the crockpot. Either will work.

When cooking a chicken in the instant pot, just add the chicken and water to the pot and using the “chicken” setting with the lid on, allow the meat to cook. When it is ready you will have tender juicy chicken that falls right off the bone, ready to be added to any dish!

Once your beans have softened, drain the water and add the beans back to the pot.

Now add your bone broth, peppers, onion and chicken to the pot and bring to a boil. Season with cumin, salt and pepper and allow to simmer until the onions become translucent.

When everything has cooked through, reduce the heat and add the coconut milk and cilantro. Stirring gently.

Serve hot with your favorite toppings, such as banana peppers, hot sauce, sauerkraut or one of our favorites…. almond flour bread!

Note* This recipe can also be prepared in the crockpot. Combine all the ingredients, besides the coconut milk and cilantro. Cook for 8hrs on low. Before serving, stir in the coconut milk and cilantro.

Check the recipe below for the printable version, and as always let me know what you guys think!

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Healthy White Chicken Chili
A hearty warm dairy free dish that is healthy and easy to make! Using simple ingredients from scratch, this healthy white chicken chili is dairy free and packed with gut healing benefits that your whole family will love.
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
  1. 1. Add dried beans to boiling water, allowing to cook until softened. Add water as needed. If using canned beans, skip this step.
  2. 2. Cook whole chicken in the instant pot. Remove and shred. Set aside.
  3. 3. Chop peppers, onion and cilantro
  4. 4. Once beans are cooked through, drain and add back to the pot. Add your bone broth, shredded chicken, peppers, and onion. Season with cumin, salt & pepper. Bring back to boil, cooking until onions become translucent.
  5. 5. Reduce heat and add the coconut milk and fresh cilantro. Stir gently until well combined
  6. 6. Serve hot, garnished with chopped cilantro and other favorite toppings

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