White Chicken Chili

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Kim Biegacki

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@pistachyoo

This is my all time favorite chili to make and I really didn't have a recipe for it because I make it with what I have in the cupboard. So I finally sat down and wrote up what I put in it.

Years ago I can still remember having my first bowl of White Chicken Chili and I fell in love. Over time and getting myself into the kitchen to cook I worked on my own recipe. My husband loves this Chili too but when I make and know he is eating I have to omit the corn but other than that this is truly a comfort chili and great for the fall weather.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Chicken Chili!

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Rating:

★★★★★ 43 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 - 6 servings
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1
    whole roitessiere chicken, skin removed and chicken shredded
  • 1 small
    onion, diced
  • 4
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 can(s)
    fire roasted green chilies, undrained (4 oz.)
  • 1 can(s)
    white shoepeg corn (11 oz.)
  • 2 can(s)
    cannellini beans, drain and rinse (14 -15 oz.)
  • 2 can(s)
    chicken broth, low sodium 14 oz. (est. want the chili thick but not too thick)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 c
    whipping cream or half & half (sometimes i use this and other times i omit)
  • 1 tsp
    cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    coriander
  • 1 tsp
    oregano
  • 1/2 c
    jarred jalapenos, diced (optional) -gives a nice light heat
  • TOPPINGS FOR YOUR CHICKEN CHILI

  • ·
    green onions, chopped
  • ·
    sour cream
  • ·
    cilantro, fresh
  • 6
    lime wedges, for a fresh squeeze of juice
  • 1
    chihuahua cheese or monterey jack, shredded

How to Make White Chicken Chili

Step-by-Step

  1. Saute your onions and garlic in the olive oil for 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile heat your chicken broth up to medium. I would use a 1 1/2 cans to start and add more later if need be. Sometimes I just use some water about 1/4 a cup. Add your chicken, chilies, sauteed garlic and onions, corn, beans, cumin, coriander, oregano and if using the jalapenos add them. Determine if you need more broth or add some water to make less thick and then cook for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes. Next, add your cream (if desired) and began plating.
  2. Add to your bowl of chili the chihuahua cheese which melts really easliy. Add green onions, cilantro and lime wedge on the side for additional flavor squeeze in the lime too.

    Serve with bread or tortilla chips.
  3. Made this today 10-28-12 for my little Momma, Jeanie's Bday. We had chicken chili, salad ( Spicy Crunchy Bacon Pea Salad) and some mini appetizers (Mini Curried Chicken Salad Cups) too. She just loved it. Of course, my Momma doesn't do anything spicy so I had to cut the chilies and peppers for her but the rest of us added them in. YUMM
  4. 10-20-13 Made this chili for an event I had this weekend. I doubled the recipe and this time added the corn and jalapeno's which I just love it that way. It's so filling and flavorful. Many who tasted and had some was their first time to try a White Chili and they really enjoyed it. ----I served it straight with no cheese, sour cream or extras and still delish.
  5. April 27th, 2015 --- Made a double batch of chili for a church event. The crock-pot was cleaned empty by the end of night. I did add an entire cup of jarred diced jalapenos. They seem to soften in flavor as they cook so it gave a nice heat to chili but not overpowering as one might think.

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About White Chicken Chili

Course/Dish: Chicken Chicken Soups Chili
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Collections: Fall Food Chili
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



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