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Spicy White Chili Recipe
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Spicy White Chili Recipe

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Meet the Cook: As far as I was concerned, the original version of this dish was fine. But, with a 14-year-old son who can't get enough spice, I added green chilies and other seasonings until I "discovered" a quick and easy chili that he's wild about. -Carlene Bailey, Bradenton, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sour cream and sliced jalapeno peppers, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 324 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 609 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, saute onions in oil until tender. Stir in garlic, chilies, cumin, oregano, cayenne and cloves; cook and stir 2-3 minutes more. Add broth, chicken and beans; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish with sour cream and jalapeno peppers if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Originally published as Spicy White Chili in Country Woman January/February 1996, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 324 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 609 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 31 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"Thank you for posting this recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"Absolutely delicious! I used mild green chiles (as recipe didn't indicate mild or hot) and used a warm rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to cut up for the soup. I also used olive oil instead of canola oil simply because I don't like the taste of canola. Did not use jalapenos. I halved the recipe as I generally cook for only 2-3 people, but other than that I made it exactly as the original recipe. So incredibly easy and delicious!! Definitely garnish with a dollop of sour cream. Yum!"

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"EXCELLENT!!!!! This chili is the best. Not to hot. I only used 1 can of chilies and put in a package of Taco seasoning...FANTASTIC~~~~"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"This chili is not near as spicy as you would think but it is very good. To add a little heat, I did garnish with jalapenos as suggested. I also omitted the cloves. This is a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"Making it again today. I just left out the nutmeg b/c I'm not a fan. My fiancé loves this recipe too. TY for posting it."

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