white chicken chili

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By Lorena Deiters
from Wyoming, MI

After a difficult pregnancy and extended hospital stay, I brought my baby girl home to a fridge full of care packages from many wonderful friends. Our fridge was full of ready-to-heat meals to make our homecoming easier for my growing family. One of our favorites was white chicken chili courtesy of one of my husband's co-workers. It was even better the second day! When I requested the recipe, I got a list of ingredients with the following directions: Dump. Heat. Serve. It truly can be that simple, but I've altered the recipe to make it "second-day tasty" the first day I make it. My family likes this recipe mild. If you prefer spicier chili, double the spices for added flavor.

serves 10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 6 Hr

Ingredients For white chicken chili

  • 48 oz
    great northern beans
  • 16 oz
    thick salsa
  • Up to 2 lb
    cooked cubed or shredded chicken
  • 8 oz
    finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1
    avocado (optional)
  • tortilla chips (optional)

How To Make white chicken chili

  • 1
    Combine everything except the beans in a crockpot and simmer on high heat for 4 hours or low heat on 6-8 hours, until cheese melts completely.
  • 2
    Add beans and simmer until heated through, less than an hour. (Saving the beans for this last step keeps them from becoming mushy.)
  • 3
    Serve with a slice of avocado on top and a side of tortilla chips.
  • 4
    If this is too much work: Dump. Heat. Serve. :)