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
- Shredded cheddar cheese, 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.
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.
Dec 24, 2018
So good! I doubled the recipe. Mine came out very thick because I blended 1/2 the beans with the chicken broth, then added the rest of the beans. I may need to add a splash of water in each serving. I could go a little hotter next time. I got a large jalapeño so only put in one, minced mine. Maybe 2 next time. Used rotisserie chicken as a shortcut. Really delicious tho!
Dec 15, 2018
Very good recipe. you do need to add a couple of teaspoons of cornstarch to it in order to thicken it up. I did omit the green chiles in order to control the heat. they can be added when served if you like it to be more spicy. Good for me without the chiles. I also love to eat regular chili served over rice. I did the same with this and it was great.
Nov 28, 2018
I found this recipe about a month ago and my boyfriend is obsessed. He made me bring it to Thanksgiving dinner and it was a huge hit. He's having me make it again tonight for his birthday lol It really is the best chili ever.
Nov 15, 2018
Made this for the first time, last night. Read all the reviews first. However, followed the exact recipe, Results: Thinner than desired, but quickly fixed that with the great suggestion of 1 to 2 Tbls flour. Served with Tortilla chips. Great flavor, big hit with the husband! Will make again with rotisserie chicken and replace the whipping cream and sour cream with cream cheese. Unless a thinner chili is preferred, use the flour as other reviews suggest.
Oct 28, 2018
This is an absolutely delicious recipe. I actually tripled the recipe and added about 1 cup grated parmesan cheese. It was not as thick as I would have liked it to be and was more like a soup than a chili but nonetheless, it was extremely flavorful and tasty!! I will definitely make this again!!
Sep 27, 2018
This is a really good recipe. I made it for the first time last night -- need a white chili recipe to take to a gathering. I got a lot of compliments on it, and several requests for the recipe. I added minced garlic to it, and additional chicken broth. Next time, I'll probably triple the recipe -- as written, the yield is pretty small.
May 4, 2018
I LOVE this recipe. I use 1.5-2 pounds of shredded chicken instead of cubed. Perfect for dipping tortilla chips in as well.