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Spicy White Chili Recipe

Spicy White Chili Recipe

I thought the original version of this dish was fine. But my son can't get enough spice, so I added green chilies and other seasonings until it created a quick and easy chili he's wild about. —Carlene Bailey, Bradenton, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 324 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 609mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein .

Reviews for Spicy White Chili

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shapeweaver 251829
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"On 7/24 ,I made this recipe for mine and my SO's dinner.I did do a few changes , I just used 1 can of green chilies,homemade chicken broth, and cutting back the cumin to 1 1 /2 teaspoons. Then proceeded on with the recipe. As with most chili recipes,the longer you let them simmer the better they taste. So I let this simmer for 1 1/2 hours and right before serving the cheese was added. We both thought it was just o.k.. Thanks for sharing. " Keep Smiling :) ""

jynxxmartin 235849
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"This was absolutely flavorful and delicious! It was a hit with my family. The addition of shredded cheese & sour cream took this recipe over the top. I substituted the chicken with ground turkey & omitted the green chilies and jalapeno peppers. So that the meat was flavored well, I seasoned it with seasoning salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and lots of celery flakes. I also thickened the soup a little. The only other change was I used the shredded cheese mixture of monterey jack/ cheddar. I'm a fan. Thank you."

VictoriaElaine 230665
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"Great flavor with just the right amount of spice. I reduced the northern beans to 2 cans and reduced the cloves to 1/8 teaspoon. Really loved the combination of the green chilis & cheese."

Simplegardener 9348
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"Thank you for posting this recipe."

Mrskelly 19558
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!"

mojomo 11034
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~~~~"

SaraJoy 10415
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!"

Sevilla90 200646
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."

weather_girl 8694
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"This is the best white chili I've ever had! My whole family loves it. It is requested quite often."

bobinrowe 10749
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"this is the best white chili i have had, my family loves it also"

Kertie 11033
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2009

"This is AMAZING. I didn't have green chilies or cayenne on hand, but made it anyway. So it was milder, but it was so flavorful!"

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