White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili


With the cool weather I have been eating a lot more soups and stews lately. One of my favorite types of stews is chili which warms you up both with its temperature and with its spicy heat. One of the things that I like most about chili is that there are so many different ways of making it. This white chili that has been making its way around the food blogging sphere recently caught my attention and I just had to try making it. As the name suggests, this chili uses a white meat, chicken, along with white beans and even a bit of milk to make the gravy white. In keeping with the theme, I avoided using any red chilies or paprika. With the chopped green chilies being pretty mild, most of the heat in this chili comes from the jalapeno peppers. I used two jalapeno peppers without removing the seeds but given the variance in the heat in a jalapeno pepper, I recommend adding them a bit at a time to bring the chili to the desired level of spiciness. You could easily make this chili with dried beans but in an effort to save a time I went with canned. If you also have some cooked chicken on hand this recipe becomes really quick and it is super simple. I served the white chicken chili with some grated white cheddar cheese, cilantro, sour cream and sliced avocado.

White Chicken Chili

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion (diced)
4 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 tablespoon cumin (toasted and ground)
2 (4.5 ounce) cans chopped green chilies
2 jalapeno peppers (sliced)
3 cups chicken (cooked and shredded)
2 (19 ounce) cans northern beans (drained and rinsed)
2 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoon masa (or cornmeal)
1/2 cup milk

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-8 minutes.
2. Add the garlic and cumin and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
3. Add the green chilies, jalapenos, chicken, beans, chicken stock, oregano, salt and pepper, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
4. Mix the masa into the milk and then mix it into the chili and simmer for another 10 minutes.

Slow Cooker: Optionally implement steps 1 & 2, place everything except the masa and milk in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours or high for 2-4 hours before adding the masa and milk and cooking for another 10 minutes.

Similar Recipes:
White Turkey Chili
Turkey and Zucchini Green Chili
Slow Braised Chili Con Carne
Black Bean and Quinoa Chili
Beef and Black Bean Chili
Buffalo Chicken Chili

32 comments:

Treehouse Chef said...

White Chicken Chili is on my list to make very soon. Great Recipe!

Kathleen said...

This sounds really good. I'm bookmarking it to try soon!

meeso said...

Nice one, who doesn't love a good white chicken chili! Looks like a damn good one :)

Sook said...

Wow, that looks so wonderful! Kevin, I think maybe you should do a post on what camera you use and what lighting stuff you use for your beautiful photos! I LOVE all your photos. :)

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum... This chili looks amazing. I'm definitely putting it on the menu sometime soon. Love the avocado on top!

Rebecca said...

We must think alike! I just posted a white chicken chili today as well :)

Julie said...

Yum..one of my favorite soups. Yours looks awesome :)

Jennifer said...

now that looks super!! I love chicken chili but its been a while since I made a pot! thanks for the inspiration :)

Georgia said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Georgia @ Comfort of Cooking said...

Great post, Kevin! This looks delicious. I love making chicken chili, especially in the winter... It fills my home with such a warm, savory smell. I posted my recipe just last week, actually! Not quite as pretty as yours, but here it is!

Mike said...

Looks great. I'm a big chili lover, but I've never tried white chili. This recipe looks good. Love the dollop of sour cream and slices of avocado.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious looking and sounding chili!

Cheers,

Rosa

Sharon said...

I really can't get enough of soup right now so this is a delightful recipe to add to the collection!

Joanne said...

I used to swear I wasn't a soup/stew person but I too have been eating them nonstop! This looks like a great chili...perfect for the superbowl.

Graziana said...

I have to try your white chili , I love the idea of the cornmeal cream

Gloria said...

Aaah kevin you always make the most delicious and tasty things, love it! gloria

Colin's Mom said...

Great minds think alike because I just made this yesterday as well. I actually came to your site looking for a recipe before hand but I see your recipe ended up being fairly similar to mine. I didn't do the milk but opted for a dollop of sour cream on the top which really lended a nice touch of richness and creaminess to the chili.

rcb @ penny pinching provisions said...

Sounds great! I love soup in winter.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Great chili variation. I did one with turkey and pinto beans recently, but this one rises above. I like the addition of masa and your bravery with the jalapenos!

eonyc said...

I just made some a few weeks ago when it finally started to get cold here--this is one of my all-time favorites!

Jeanne said...

I'm intrigued... yours is the first white chili I've seen but it certainly sounds good!

screwdestiny said...

I still haven't ever tried a white chili, but they certainly look good.

E said...

Yum! That chili looks so good right now. Thanks for the recipe!

Karen said...

I love white chili. I'm making some this Wednesday. Have you ever tried it with some hominy? Hominy wasn't an ingredient I ever used before moving south. It adds a little something to a good white chili :)

Pam said...

I've been wanting to make a white chili for awhile now - this recipe looks tasty. Bookmarked.

oneshotbeyond said...

This is one amazing dish...it makes my tummy want some!

Cara said...

white chicken chili is a favorite in our home :)

Kimberlita said...

I tried this dish tonight, and it was mighty tasty. Thought I'd share!

http://tasteofchironto.blogspot.com/2010/01/when-i-saw-this-recipe-on-closet.html

Okke said...

I made this tonight for the family... it was a hit! We had some beautiful ripe avocados that indeed worked great with the stew. Thanks for the recipe!

Jodi said...

I made this last nice following your recipe and it was awesome. 4 hearty servings, and everyone raved. Thanks for the great recipe!

Kathleen said...

I've made this recipe about once a week for the past 4 weeks now. This recipe is so good, especially during this winter! The only thing I change is that I finish the soup with the juice of one lime - I swear, it's perfect and really easy!

Megan @ IncreaseMyHunger said...

YUM! Been wanting to try a White Chicken Chili for some time - gonna give your recipe a try soon. Thank you for sharing!!!

Post a Comment