Creamy White Chili
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
- 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Tortilla chips, optional
- Sliced seeded jalapeno pepper, optional
- In a large saucepan, saute the chicken, onion and garlic powder in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add the beans, broth, chiles and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and cream. If desired, top with tortilla chips, cheese and jalapenos.
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Nutrition Facts1 cup: 334 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1045mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 22g protein.
Oct 17, 2019
This is a very good recipe. If needed it's easy to change it. I had to make some changes. I cannot have beans so I didn't put them in. I didn't have green chili so I added a can of tomatoes with green chillies. It came out great. I love recipes that can be changed to fit the person. Will be making this again.
Oct 15, 2019
Oh my gosh ..so good!, I substituted canelli beans because I like them better. I added just one can of green Chile’s and NO heavy whipping cream (or no substitute for it). Like others suggested for thicker chili-like texture I added one tablespoon of flour to chicken
Oct 14, 2019
Delicious, and easy to make. I followed the recipe with only tiny tweeks. I didnt have any cumin so i used a little chili powder instead. I also used just a little garlic, only because we are both sensitive to it, but if you are not, then go for it. Im sure it would add a lot. I didn't have sharp cheddar so i used 4 cheese Mecican blend shredded. Worked fine. But these were minor tweeks and I'm sure it is fabulous just as written too. Mine was plenty thick so i dont know why some people felt theirs was too thin. I did set out the 2 creams when i first started the dish so they wouldn't be so cold. When ready to add them i stirred a couple teaspoon of the hot chili into each to warm them up before adding so they wouldnt curdle. I will defimitely make this again. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
Oct 5, 2019
I gave this 4 stars because I followed this recipe to a T but omitting the sour cream and heavy whip. I mashed 1 can of beans to thicken the soul and added fresh garlic along with the powdered garlic. I also added more seasoning to my taste of each. I did add about 1 cup of the shredded cheese to the soup as well. I also added some frozen corn and cilantro to the soup as well as adding cilantro as a topping. This soup was amazing ??
Sep 19, 2019
This was hands down the most delicious white chili I have ever had! I did not add tortilla chips and only used 1 can of the green chili’s and it was perfect!
Sep 5, 2019
I didn't change a single thing!! Love it!!
Aug 26, 2019
I LOVELOVELOVE white chicken chili and play around with recipes for it often! This was Good! I did change/add quite a bit, but my favorite too to share is this: I saw a lot of people thickening with flour and gagged a little, lol! As a southern cook, my grandma taught me long ago to slowly sprinkle in instant mashed potatoe flakes to soups, etc! You don't taste the potato, it thickens Instantly and No Lumps!! Anyway... here's my other many, many tweaks: I used a cold store-bought chicken and sauteed a large, chopped Vidalia onion, half of a chopped red bell pepper, and added fresh, minced garlic to the veggies once they were softened. I didn't have green chiles, so I added two (Drained!!!) cans of Diced tomatoes with green chiles (one mild and one "Mexican" flavored, YUM!) Also, I had 2 cans of Canellini beans (white kidney beans) instead of great northern. As far as spice... I doubled or tripled the cumin- we like that flavor a LOT- and added a few handfuls of chopped cilantro. Also I seasoned the sauteing veg mix with the yellow Adobo and the Sazon Completa seasonings. Served this with chips, Monterey Jack cheese, guacamole and LOTS more fresh cilantro! So good but...sorry this was so long!
Apr 22, 2019
Very good. I wonder if it once had cream cheese and taste of home changed the recipe. I prefer it with navy beans that are smaller. I also used canned chicken from Costco because that’s what I had. I used fat free cream cheese along with the whipping cream, and then I stirred the cheddar cheese in at the end.
Mar 30, 2019
The description says "Maybe it's the cream cheese! " Where is the cream cheese in the recipe ingredients? It says sour cream and whipping cream, NOT cream cheese.
Mar 11, 2019
This was just excellent. I used half a pound of dry beans that I had cooked in my instant pot, as well as shredded chicken from bone-in thighs (also cooked in the pressure cooker). Didn't want to use heavy cream, so I just used a little milk and thickened with a couple of tablespoons of masa harina. I also shaved off a few calories with fat-free sour cream. Still very creamy and delicious. Probably could have added another can of green chiles, and may just do that next time I make a batch of this.