White Chili - MW

White Chili - Mw

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Hope Wasylenki


Chili - my absolute favorite cold-weather comfort food. I first had White Chili at a Tumbleweed restaurant in Louisville, KY. I was surprised, since it looked like a chicken soup but tasted like chili. I was won over. I searched out several white chili recipes and this is the one I finally developed based on my research.


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 - 8
20 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top



  • 2 lb
    chicken meat*
  • 2 medium
    onions, diced
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 can(s)
    diced green chilis
  • 1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground red (cayenne) pepper
  • 4 can(s)
    great northern beans (drained, rinsed)
  • 6 c
    chicken broth
  • 2 c
    mexican blend shredded cheese

  • ·
    sour cream, cilantro, green onions (diced), salsa, cheese

How to Make White Chili - MW


  1. Cook chicken and shred (or cube). Heat oil in a soup kettle (pot), sauté onion until translucent; add garlic and spices. Add beans and broth.
  2. Bring to a bubble, reduce heat and simmer 35 - 50 minutes. Add chicken, simmer an additional 10 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted then ladle into bowls and serve with garnishes as desired.
  3. *or use a deli rotisserie chicken, shredded or cubed
  4. Slow Cooker:
    Cook chicken and shred (or cube). Put chicken, onion, garlic, spices, beans and broth into slow cooker liner. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low
    for 5-6 hours. Just before serving, add cheese to chili and stir until melted. Ladle into bowls and serve with garnishes as desired.

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About White Chili - MW

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups Chili
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican

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