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Creamy Corn and Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

This Creamy Corn & Sweet Potato Chicken Chili is full of veggies, tender chicken and a super flavorful broth. Healthy and delicious. 

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken chili, white bean chili, veggie chili, chicken soup, chicken and vegetable soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 177 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt, divided
  • 2 cups diced sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 14.5 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 oz canned diced green chiles
  • 2 cups shredded chicken *see note
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 3 oz light cream cheese
  • sour cream, pepperjack cheese and cilantro for serving


  1. Add olive oil to the bottom of a large dutch oven or stock pot. Heat over a medium flame. Add onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sweat for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add garlic, sweet potato, another 1/4 teaspoon salt, cumin, oregano, and paprika. Sweat another 2-3 minutes until the sweet potatoes begin to soften. 

  2. Add white beans, green chiles, shredded chicken, remaining salt, chicken stock, and corn. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until beans start to soften and sweet potatoes are fork-tender. 

  3. Turn the heat down to low and add cream cheese, stir until melted. I like to use a wooden spoon to break it up and help it melt faster. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with shredded pepperjack, sour cream and chopped cilantro. 

Recipe Notes

While you could buy a rostisserie chicken and shred the meat, I like to buy about a pound of raw chicken, rub it with olive oil and season it with salt, pepper and ground cumin, then bake it in a 350 degree oven. Let it cool, then shred. It gives so much more flavor to the soup!

Alternatively, if you want texture similar to a traditional chili, you can also brown up 1 lb of ground chicken breast before you cook the onion and garlic. 

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Corn and Sweet Potato Chicken Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 530mg23%
Potassium 556mg16%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 211IU4%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.