Creamy White Chili Recipe
- 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 chilies
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Tortilla chips, optional
- Shredded cheddar cheese, optional
- Sliced seeded jalapeno pepper, optional
- 1. In a large saucepan, saute the chicken, onion and garlic powder in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add the beans, broth, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
- 2. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and cream. If desired, top with tortilla chips, cheese and jalapenos. Yield: 7 servings.
1 cup: 334 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1045mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 22g protein.
Reviews for Creamy White Chili
"@Steve - Cannellini beans are not the same as great northern beans. Great Northern are smaller and have a different texture."
"This is great on a chilly, overcast day. My brother asked for this recipe."
"@Christine Cannellini beans ARE great northern beans. duh"
"This was very easy and very good! I'm not sure that it yields 7 servings if served as a main course (likely closer to 4). Certainly, pre-cooked chicken (or turkey) could be used for even further ease, making it a great recipe for leftovers. I used cannellini beans and part of me thought they weren't hearty enough. I almost wanted to replace the beans with potato...but then I guess it wouldn't be chili! Either way, I will certainly make it again!"
"I was looking for a chili with a white sauce because the tomato sauce gives me heartburn. So does the white but not as bad, when I found this and made it for the first time. Now my family can't get enough of it!! It's not difficult to make at all! And heartburn, yeah probably. BUT WHO CARES THIS STUFF IS THE BOMB!! Thanks for the recipe, it's a hit and a change from the regular hamburger and red sauce. It's my new chili go to!!"
"Delicious !! I loved it because it skips the tomatoes which I'm tired of lately every quick dish is buried in tomato sauce.Had to improvise, only had 1 can of chilies, added a tsp of chipotle to make up for it.1 half breast wasn't a pound 2 was a little over. The extra bit of meat was a bonus.Don't always have heavy cream on hand, had to leave it out but used a bit of whole milk.Served it with crispy garlic Texas Toast.This is worth expanding for a crowd. It's a nice change from red chili that seems to be the rage."
"Make this! You'll be happy you did."
"I created an account simply to post this review. That's how good this chili is! I made it as described, and it was seriously amazing! I personally wouldn't change a thing. I plan on making it again this weekend for out of town family that'll be staying with us. Don't hesitate to make this!"
"This was just OK. It wasn't bad but I thought it was missing something (corn? cilantro? not sure what). I gave it 4 stars because of the ease of the recipe. Not sure how this recipe wins cook-off's though..."
"I used canned chicken - even faster and easier. A new family favorite!"
"Delicious! This is definitely one of our favorites!"
"I won yet another chili cook-off with this recipe last weekend. It's a keeper for sure!!!"
"This is a great recipe as written; family loved it. I want to make this without the beans as my husband is on a special diet that allows basically no fiber. I am thinking of using pork in place of chicken and white potatoes in place of beans. Wondering if anyone has changed it around like this? As long as the flavor is there I would think this would work. Any suggestions are appreciated!"
"Had to try this when I saw how many reviews it had! I left out the whipping cream. It turned out really great!"
"Wow, this is a winner! Very tasty, with just the right amount of heat. After cooking the chicken and onions on the stove, I put everything in my Crock Pot for 4 hours on Low. I was using fat-free sour cream, so I mixed that with 2 tbsp. of cornstarch to keep it from separating. And I didn't have any heavy cream, so I left that out, but it was plenty creamy without it. I wouldn't change anything else; we really loved this recipe."
"I love it, everyone in my home loves it, and I have been asked for the recipe many times. I have to triple the recipe for my family. It is very easy to make."
"I've made this recipe several times for my family. We leave out the chicken for vegetarian style and serve it over baked potatoes, rice, or quinoa. They love it every time!"
"This a an awesome recipe... I shredded my chicken and it was even better the second day....Whole family and staff loved it... Would not change a thing...."
"Good recipe. But on day 2 you need to serve the rest or freeze it. chicken only tastes good for max of 2 days"
"This is a wonderfully rich and creamy chili that is quite different from other white chili recipes I've tasted. It has been a hit every time I've made it. I made two changes to the original recipe based on the reviews I read here. I add a third can of northern beans and mash them to add thickness to the chili. Also, instead of cooking a pound of boneless chicken breasts, I use the breast meat from a store-bought rotisserie chicken (Costco, in my case). The breast meat is already seasoned, so no need for the garlic powder and canola oil. I dice up the meat into 1/4" cubes - a little smaller than the original recipe. One of the easiest chilis I've ever made and so delicious!"
"I loved this recipe! I added some red pepper flakes, and probably would add a little more next time. It does come out a little soupy, so I may try smashing some of the beans next time or using a little less broth. The sour cream and heavy cream added to the wonderful flavor, I served over brown rice which was a fantastic pair."
"I have made this twice now for soup suppers at church and everyone loves it! The only thing that I found was that the sour cream doesn't want to mix in without being "clumpy" so next time I'll whisk the sour cream and whipping cream together first to help loosen up the sour cream. Hopefully it will mix in more smoothly. GREAT RECIPE!"
"So yummy! I like to use fresh garlic in place of garlic powder ( 4 cloves). I also use 3-4 cups chicken broth, one can chilies, and one can Rotel to this recipe."
"This was really good! easy to make and great on a chilly night. Loved the flavor. Thanks for sharing I will definitely make again."
"I, too, loved this chili. Made a few minor changes per reviewers- additional can of beans, a little less sour cream and heavy cream. Since it does turn out a bit soupy I serve it over rice or a baked or mashed potato. Everyone who tries it, loves it."
"I have been making this chili for several years now. I make it exactly as written. I sometimes have a little more chicken than one pound as it's hard to get a package of chicken breast that is 1 lb. I just usually use 3 breasts so sometimes it's a little more. When making for company I have added one more can of beans. It is delicious! My advice to someone making it for the first time is make it exactly as written and then make any adjustments you want for next time."
"I'm always amazed how people rate a recipe 5* and then state how they changed the recipe -- significantly. So, after reading all the comments, I've read I'm not sure whether to even try the recipe. Why people can't just do a recipe without changing it is beyond me. How do they know what the "real" recipe is like to even begin to rate it?"
"I have made this recipe several times and I love it! The first time I used chicken breast. Second time I used ground chicken. The ground chicken definitely made it feel more like chili. But I like them both. The changes I made along the way: omit one can of green chilies, add one can of beans which I then use to mash against the pot with a spoon (to get a thicker consistency more like chili), added some dried cilantro and a little more seasoning to taste to compensate for the extra beans. Yummy! Add some cornbread and you're done! quick and easy!"
"I have made this chili recipe several times and it never fails to impress. My only change is omitting the cayenne pepper. Great recipe."
"I used one less can of green chilies, Glory seasoned northern beans, and omitted the salt. Very good, the Glory brand beans added much needed flavor. Frittos on top to add a little crunch and salt. Yummy!"
"We LOVE this chili recipe! I always have to double it, so we can have leftovers"
"If you puree (I use my hand blender) one can of the beans it becomes the thickener with no need for flour"
"Great recipe 2nd time making it. However it comes out like a soup. I added wondra flour to achieve a thicker chili consistency, Love it!!! this one is in my recipe collection, Thank you!!!! I did make this recipe again on Nov. 11, 2016 even when I added a extra can of beans and mashed them prior to adding, I still needed to thicken with flour for more of a chili consistency however still an awesome recipe!!"
"This is a wonderful recipe and simple to make! All the ingredients blend well together and it is a great alternative to regular chili. It is also super tasty the next day and reheats well. Thanks!"
"This had very little flavor & too many green chilies."
"I made this in the crock pot! changes i made: two frozen chicken breasts in crock pot...sauteed onion and minced garlic, doubled the broth and never added the heavy cream or sour cream...cooked on low for 8 hours. it turned out great!"
"Y family loved this!"
"Super delicious! I had a feeling that with so many positive reviews it would be a hit. It's a challenge to find a dish that my entire family enjoys (kids ages 4 and 8, husband and myself)- but this was a winner! Creamy, hearty, perfect for a cold fall evening. Will be in my normal rotation!"
"Very Good!!! Cooked my own beans and used jalape?o ground pepper instead of cayenne pepper. Delicious!"
"Can you make this without the beans?"
"This White Chilli was Really good just seasoned very well! I was low on Great White bean so Made with Half Black eyed peas and Half Great white from Dried Beans. Cook the Beans first... Will be making this again. Yummy wow"
"Best White chili Recipe in Town, I've been making this for 20 or so years. I do not take it anywhere where I don't get asked for the recipe. Also, if you do like it a little spicier you can buy "hot" chopped green chilies (NOT jalapenos) instead of the regular mild ones."
"Very good! Will make again. I added more beans, just my personal preference."
"We really liked this recipe and the only change I made was adding 3rd can of beans (after reading the other reviews). Next time I make this chili I will decrease the amount of sour cream, and I will keep the pan on the stove after adding the sour cream & heavy whipping cream - otherwise it cools the dish to lukewarm. This is a unique and flavorful meal."
"Good stuff!!! THINGS I DID DIFFERENTLY: I sauteed 1 fresh garlic clove and one finely chopped jalapeno, upped more spices, added a dash of cinnamon and shredded a pre-roasted chicken to save time. I also added more cayenne pepper because it just wasn't spicy enough for me. I also mashed up one can of the beans to help thicken it a bit. And I used garlic salt instead of reg. salt. I added bacon crumbles and sharp cheddar. This made it super flavorful and CLEARLY not healthy. At all. But so good."
"Terrific! Used this for a dinner party, and everyone walked away with the recipe. Didn't change anything about the recipe."
"This recipe is amazing. I will definitely be making again. :)"
"This was delicious. The only changes I made was reducing the amount of sour cream and adding an extra can of northern beans."
"I made this last night and it was amazing! Both my husband and I loved it. I did not have sour cream on hand so I just added extra heavy cream and it was great. This will now be in my fall/winter "go to"meals. It really was a quick meal prep too."
"I haven't tried this recipe but feel I can give it a five star rating because I have a very similar recipe - which everyone enjoys. The only difference is that I use 2 TBSP of fresh cilantro in place of the oregano - and 1 1/2 cups of shredded Monterey Jack in place of the whipping cream - and cut the sour cream to 1/2 cup. I also cut back the pepper and cayenne pepper because my family doesn't like foods too "hot"..."
"I made this chili for the first time last year at a chili cookoff at work. We were doing a fundraiser for the North Texas Food Bank. I didn't win, but I had SEVERAL people ask for the recipe. They loved it!!! It was devoured in minutes.Well, I made it again last night and entered it in the chili cookoff again today. Well.........There were 18 entries and I won 3rd place. Again. had many tell me how they loved it and asked for the recipe.I love this chili but I do have one secret that I cannot share!!!"
"I've made this chili several times. Everyone who has tried it absolutely loves it. It's a huge winner for me."
""Great flavor and texture! though i must agree with some of the other reviews, its closer to a chowder than a chili. I added 1 cup of mozzerella cheese when i added the cream and let it simmer about 10min. more. It thickened it and rounded out all the flavors. Great dish. I'll be making it again.""
"Made just as recipe read except I only had 1% milk. All it needed was a pan of cornbread. Delicious!"
"My family loves the chili. I thought the beans might scare my little ones so I blended it in my immersion blender a bit. The second time I made it, I did not blen and everyone enjoyed it and requested seconds. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing."
"This is the best white chili. I double the recipe so we can enjoy leftovers. Thank you for a real keeper."
"It really hit the spot !"
"We love this recipe--sometimes I make it "healthy" by using low fat milk and sour cream, other times I splurge and go full fat. Either way, AH-MAY-ZING! We always serve it with Zucchini and Cheese Drop Biscuits. Better than anything from a restaurant. YUM!"
"I love this and so did my family. !!!!"
"This is a great recipe, I did only put half the sour cream in and added no cream. Turned out sooo yummy!"
"This is a great recipe, I did only put half the sour cream in and added no cream. Turned out sooo yummy!"
"I used half & half instead of whipping cream. Everyone enjoyed it and had seconds."
"This was SO GOOD!!! Super easy to make. Only thing I did different was I added fresh garlic instead of garlic powder."
"Got good reviews but I wanted a little something more flavorwise. I will tweak next time. Maybe it needs some bacon?"
"This was very good, but I will add an extra can of beans next time."
"Really good and quick! I think sweet corn would be good in it too, firstof6ps!"
"I made it exactly as indicated and it was fantastic. I wanted to lick the bowl. This recipe is a keeper!"
"Tasted great. Next time I may add sweet corn"
"Wonderful recipe! LOVED your response to ''Sunshinebakerpa'' mdredmond!!! Made my day..thanks!"
"Sunshinebakerpa said: "I made it without the green chilies, but found it was missing something. I used a little less sour cream and heavy cream like the others had suggested to make it thicker."So you made your own chili recipe, omitted chilis and thought it was missing something. Then you rated this recipe 3/5. I hope you aren't a registered voter."
"For me, a published recipe is a guideline rather than an absolute. I adjusted this recipe slightly, based on the ingredients I had on hand. I added 1/2 t. poultry seasoning (in place of Oregano). Used minced garlic instead of garlic powder. I only had one can of chopped green chilies, so added a cup of chopped red, yellow and orange bell pepper. We like heat, so I used 1T of cayenne, and we added sliced jalape?o peppers and shredded cheese on top, forgoing the sour cream. I used 2 c. of whole milk instead of heavy whipping cream, and 2 T corn starch as a thickener. There are so many ways to make white chili, that as long as you keep it white and use the right amount of herbs and seasoning, based on the preferences of those you are feeding, you've got a hit every time. Our side was a handful of gluten free corn chips, but sweet cornbread would be perfect too."
"Absolutely Delicious! Reading all the reviews, I have to say Ditto. Excellent, fantastic, wonderful, wouldn't change a thing. I did chop my chicken that was par-cooked instead of cubing it, however, and cooked in Crock Pot - 45 minutes on High, then about 3 hours on Low. My 11-year-old is picky and didn't seem thrilled about white chili. He Now says it's the best thing in the world and he could eat it every night. It went great with tortilla chips, too!"
"We've made this twice in the last two weeks. Yummy!!"
"Have made this several times, it's a big hit in our house!!"
"Would make again. used approx 1/2 cup sour cream and a little under 1/2 cup for the whipping cream to make it thicker. Simmering helps the liquid reduce. Made corn bread to go with it. YUM!"
"So good! My husband and I really liked it! Better than my other white chili recipe!"
"This was delicious! Everyone in the family enjoyed it! Definitely a keeper!"
"This chili was amazing my family loved it. I definitely recommend trying it."
"This is now "my" chili recipe. It's a total knockout! I use 1 can of northern beans, 1 can of garbanzo beans, and 1 can of sweet white corn. My friends and family BEG for it."
"Made this and everyone loved it. I didn't have the green chilies so I used a few red pepper flakes. Will definitely make this again."
"Very good! I didn't have any of the spices but had a pack of white chicken chili seasoning and used it. I also left out the green chilies since I have young children. Because we have 6 people in our family I added 2 more cans of beans and more broth to stretch it further. Still very good. Gonna add this to my regular winter recipes"
"Great flavor but not as thick as I would have like it. But even my fussy eaters (who were not looking forward to it) liked it!"
"GOOD STUFF! I made it for dinner this weekend. My girlfriend and I loved it! I substituted about 12 oz of recently purchased "Dynamite" roasted chilies for the 8 oz of canned green chilies. We both like our chili with a tad of "WHANG" to it. The two of us finished off the leftovers the next day for lunch. I will definitely be making this again!!"
"EXCELLENT IS ALL I CAN SAY WITH CORNBREAD MUFFINS!!! YUM YUM ;)"
"I love anything with green chilies in it and this was great. I could have eaten the entire pot it was so good. Our weather became winter overnight, 28 below the other night, and this was hearty, tasty, and super easy to make, the perfect cold weather recipe. I had to make a few adjustments because I live in the country and didn't want to navigate the icy roads just to get the few ingredients I was lacking. I looked up substitutions for heavy cream and sour cream on the internet and I am certain it was close. I used fresh garlic and added red pepper flakes because I love them and add them to whatever I can get away with. I would add them to my coffee if it would work. Thank you Laura for this great recipe, I am debating whether to make another batch tomorrow. I usually share what I cook with family that lives close by but I want to hoard this it is so good. I don't review many recipes but this one was worth searching for my login info to leave my comment."
"Excellent flavor, delicious, and quick. This one is a keeper!"
"This was simple to make but had a flavor that will make your family think you have worked all day preparing it. Didn't change a thing. Next time I will try the advice to serve with cornbread."
"Every one enjoyed this meal. The heat was perfect for me. I added cheddar cheese to the top and had some tortilla chips with that. Others in my household also added jalapenos and hot sauce as they like things extra hot I guess! everyone loved it and It was so fast and easy to make."
"Wonderfully delicious on this cold winters day!!! I'm an intermediate level cook. I get excited about finding and trying new recipes. And today I'm totally excited! This is just an easy recipe with A LOT of taste! I followed the recipe exactly and won't change a thing when I make this again. And again. And again. Thank you for the recipe! :-) Happy Eating Everyone :-)"
"Very good. The only thing I would do differently would be to add a 3rd can of beans."
"Made this recipe exactly as stated except I doubled it. Glad I did because it was gone! Delicious and quick!"
"I have been making this for years, it is a huge hit. I omitted the whipping cream and add canned milk thickened with a little corn strarch. I also omit the cayenne pepper, it was just to spicy with it."
"I found this recipe a couple of years ago. It is one of the most requested recipes by my family in the fall and winter."
"I've been making this same recipe for years, and it is always a hit! I add a can of white sweet corn to it and serve with cornbread."
"I've made this recipe for years since it was first published. The first time I made it, I followed the directions exactly and found it a little too spicy with the green chilies. The next time and each subsequent time, I've left out them out and to my family, it's the perfect white chili."
"These dish was terrific! It was a little spicy for me but my husband said it was just right. Because of some of the reviews, the only thing I changed was cutting the whipping cream in half and only used 6 ounces of sour cream. Definitely will be one recipe kept in my folder."
"Liked the flavor and the touch of heat was good."
"The flavor here is a nice mild heat tempered by the sour cream and heavy cream. If you do not like heat, omit the cayenne pepper. I made a savory cornbread to go with this (sans sugar), added cheese, garlic powder and onion powder. In place of buttermilk, I used powdered milk and a corn meal/flour premixed, and added a cup of cheese. Nice for a rainy autumn day. Enjoy!"
"I added a chopped jalapeno (Texans love their heat), fresh garlic and served with corn bread and had grated cheese and cilantro as toppers to add a little Tex-Mex to it. Very good."
"Too spicy for my taste. I should have left out the cayenne pepper. Otherwise really good flavor!"
"Wow! I thought it would be good, but this is FABULOUS!! I served it with Cheez-It crackers instead of saltines and it was a hit! This is a keeper!"
"This recipe is also delicious when made in the crock pot!"
"my husband's favorite soup ever!"
"This is a crowd winner every time."
"My husband and I loved this chili. Excellent recipe. Lots of flavor."
"We love this recipe, any one I make this for loves it and asks for it. I would give it 5 stars but for one thing. As delicious as it is, I think it is much improved with the addition of some cilantro."
"I absolutely love this recipe, and have made it many times since it made its first appearance in Taste of Home magazine back in 2001. The only negative is that it is a bit rich, so it should probably be a once-in-awhile thing!"
"This is absolutely delicious - I would give it a 50 star rating if I could. We made it exactly the way the recipe states, we figured if we liked it and we were going to make it again we would make a change then. However it is PERFECT exactly the way it is, we love it!!! I made a batch yesterday (already gone) so I'm making another batch today. Anyone who said they didn't like it (which is maybe one or two) must have used different brands or something than what we did because this is seriously good.....I can't wait to have more today!!!"
"I've had white chili before, but thought a creamy-style would be a nice twist. This was so delicious! My husband kept raving about it."
"Really really good!"
"I LOVE this recipe! I won "most original" in a chili cookoff with this."
"So easy to make and so delicious!! We loved this recipe and will be making it again!"
"Fabulous recipe. The best White chili I have had"
"A huge favorite in our house! Just make sure you use good northern beans. I know that I've gotten some canned northern beans that are mushy to begin with. That doesn't make for a good chili."
"This recipe tastes so good. I use garlic cloves instead of the powder, and skip cayenne. I already take cayenne caps each day. Loved it!"
"My husband and I loved it and I would make it again for us, but the kids did not care for it. Too many beans for their taste. I followed another reviewers suggestion to cook it in the crock-pot on low and stirred in the sour cream and cream about 30 minutes before serving."
"This was super easy and delicious! Will definitely be making again."
"This is my favorite white chili recipe. I've made it several times. We found it to be a little hot for our taste, so I now leave out the cayenne pepper. Sometimes I substitute a 13 oz can of chicken instead of the fresh chicken breast and cook it in a crockpot on low for 3 or 4 hours, then stir in the sour cream and cream just before serving."
"This is a new favorite in my house. It's so quick and easy, but tastes like it took all day. I modified the recipe a bit - I bake, then shred the chicken. I also leave out the onions (I hate the texture, but like the taste so I use onion powder). I also hate the texture of green chiles, so I puree them in the food processor."
"Awesome, enjoyed every bite. Will definitely make again. Next time I would make a little spicier ."
"This recipe is a keeper, it has a very nice flavor. Will make it again."
"I tried this for dinner last night. It was very good - not too spicy. I did not have whipping cream in the house, so I served it without that. In my opinion, the sour cream really mellows and compliments the spices used. Hubs is not a spicy food lover, but he cleaned his bowl and asked for more! Would definitely recommend this recipe. Thanks for sharing, Laura!"
"Love, love, love this recipe. I double the broth for a soupier texture. I have also served it without the sour cream and whipping cream some time - I just called in a chicken green chili soup - you can even add potatoes and call it a stew. As a person that grew up in NM, it is a taste of home. Love, love, love it."
"This was very good. I forgot to put the sour cream and whipping cream in stiil good"
"Family loves it. easy and tasty."
"I've taken this to potlucks and always get rave reviews on it and requests for the recipe. I love it!"
"Wow, what great flavor and easy to make. I cut back on the sour and heavy cream to reduce some of the calories and it was still great tasting."
"This was very good. I will make it again."
"This was excellent and a hit with my family! I will definitely make this again!!"
"This was excellent and my family loved it! It's a keeper!!"
"This was excellent! And it was a hit with the family!"
"This was excellent and a hit with the family! This one is a keeper!!!"
"love it on a cold night with rolls"
"Absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it and had perfect flavoring! Making it again very soon."
"Absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it and will definitely be making it again."
"Most of my family loved this. I did make a few minor changes to adapt to my daughter's taste while keeping the essence and taste of the recipe in tact.I took a note from "purplepentacle" using fresh garlic along with toasting and grinding my own cumin seeds.My daughters do not like green chilies so I reduced it to one can. They also love the taste but not the texture of onions; because of this after sauteing the onion and garlic I pureed them along with the green chilies.We love cilantro and use it in most of my soups, so I doubled the amount used.I added 1/4 cup of rice. My daughter doesn't like the consistency of chili, so because of this and the addition of the rice, I used 48 ounces of broth; this gave it a chowder consistency.To make it healthier I used evaporated milk instead of heavy cream and plain Greek yogurt rather than sour cream.I was in a hurry so I used a store bought roasted chicken. I added a splash of lemon juice to cut the "greasiness" of the chicken.I served it in small bread bowls. It was very stick to your ribs and is now a favorite."
"This was a big hit. I made a few minor changes to fit my families taste without changing the essence of the recipe. First of all my daughters do not care for green chilies, so I used only one can. I also pureed the green chilies along with the sauteed onions and garlic. My daughters love the flavor of onions but not the texture. Secondly we adore the flavor of cilantro, I use it as a flavor enhancer in the majority of soups; so in this case I doubled the amount of cilantro. Additionally I added a quarter cup of rice. My oldest doesn't like chili texture so because of this and the addition of the rice I used a 48 ounce box of broth. This gave it a chowder consistency that my daughter loved. I used precooked roasted chicken so I added a light splash of lemon juice to cut the "greasiness". Lastly to make it healthier I swapped evaporated milk for the heavy cream and plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream. All of the flavors of the original recipe is there and with the minor changes it has become a favorite of my oldest daughter."
"I've been looking for this recipe for 3 years and am SO glad to have found it. It is delicious ! My friends loved it as much as I did. This one will be made again and again. Love it."
"Best chili our family has ever had!"
"Perfectly delicious, confirmed by my husband requesting leftovers for two more subsequent meals! Added 3/4 cup kernel corn, sprinkled cheese on top, garnished with chopped tomato, and a few dollops of guacamole -- beautiful and delicious!"
"I have made this several times and always love the creamy chili on a cold day! I replaced the whipping cream with canned evaporated milk. (skim is what I like- caloriewise) l also add 1 can creamed corn, and stir in monterey jack cheese. with great results! I top with light sour cream, and chopped green onions. Serve with your favorite corn chips. My family requests it all the time."
"One of the best chili I've ever had!!!!!!!"
"Not sure what all the 5 star reviews are about. I was disappointed. My husband liked this because it was spicy. My kids and I did not. I had to make a second dinner for them after they begged not to eat it. It will give you lots of gas too!"
"We like this recipe as it's very tasty and different. I added diced celery, and bell pepper since I was out of the green chili's, and added an extra can of beans. My husband really liked it."
"This is wonderful. Really quite easy to make and tastes delicious. I love it."
"We love soups and this one is terrific. Just enough "bite" to be interesting!"
"I Have made this recipe a number of times. It is so easy to make and so delicious. I have made it for family and friends. It is awesome!!!"
"Thick and rich. Really enjoyed as an alternative to a traditional chili"
"Very good recipe.easy to make."
"This was wonderful! I served it up with some cajun bread and everyone loved it!"
"I have never made white chili before and I was sceptical to try this! I am so glad I did! My entire family loved this! I cooked my chicken lightly in my skillet with onion/garlic, but then instead of cooking it all on the stove, I put it over into my crockpot with all of the other ingredients. I started this in the morning on high and it was ready in 4 hours. (I chose this method because I am a busy mom and I like to start my meals in the morning and then have all the prep work done for me) I served this up with some cajun bread and we had a wonderful lunch! Thank you for another wonderful recipe, Taste of Home! Will be making this one again!"
"Extremely tasty! easy to make. Will make again"
"I made this with low calorie /fat free substitutes and it was great! Whole family enjoyed. Family of 4 ate all of it. Would make a side salad to go with it next time."
"My family loves this recipe. I altered it and added corn starch to make it a bit thicker. Plus, we use crushed tortilla chips on top as a garnish."
"will do this again--except next time I will use more beans. very tasty. just a trifle thin for us. mushrooms sound like a good idea too."
"So delicious! The only thing I changed, was I added a can of corn and I only used 1 can of green chilies."
"My husband and I love this. Instead of cayenne and green chilis, I use a can of Rotel. It comes out great."
"I made it for our staff lunch. It was really good. Thanks for the recipe."
"This one was a hit with all the family. I used evaporated milk, instead of heavy cream and didn't add sour cream during cooking. Everyone added their own sour cream at the table."
"This was definitely a hit. I didn't use the Heavy cream at all, I only used the sour cream, and I added a can of mushrooms. Also, I have to wonder if it is coming out different for people that live in different places. I live in Southern New Mexico, we are in the desert and elevated like 3500 ft. It wasn't thin for me, nice and creamy and DE-LISH!!"
"There's another White chicken chili from Taste of Home that I usually make that is done in the crockpot and starts with a jar of alfredo sauce. I decided to make this one because I wanted something that I could make quickly that didn't have to cook all day. This tasted similar and we really liked it because it was quick. I think I will double next time for more leftovers."
"A great change! Really good."
"Very Very good and easy to make!!"
"Very good. Followed the recipe except didn't add the cayenne which would have helped. Will next time."
"First time I've made a white chili. We loved it. I used only one can of chilies and it was plenty of heat for us. Next time I may add another can of beans, but it is thick enough with the just the two."
"This is great anyway but after making it at least 20 times now i have some suggestions. Add an extra can of great N. beans and thicken the soup with some cornstarch or flour. Use Tillamook brand sour cream there is a HUGE difference. Iv'e tried both."
"This recipe is amazing!!!! I wanted a unique chili to enter in my first contest and I wont third place. The top three chilis were very close in points and everyone was raving about this chili! I didnt hear ONE person complain about it. I doubled it because of entering it into a cook-off and I also added two jalepeno's to give it a little bit of spice. A+++ for this recipe!!!"
"made just as it said to was great husband even asked about it and said it was very good."
"made just as it said to was great husband even asked about it"
"This soup was a hit! It was easy and quick to bring together. The only thing I did different was add a fresh jalepeneo to the canned chillies. I think it could benefit from some more veggies, like corn. The other thing I noted was that to me, it seemed salty. I think next time I make it, I will cut back on the salt added and add some corn."
"This chili was a hit with adults and kids. Garnished with some grated mexican cheese, and it made it cheesy licious. The only thing I thought it lacked was some veggies...I thought maybe some frozen corn could be added...next time, I will try that."
"Was not to impressed with this recipe.All I could taste was the cream."
"This recipe is very simple and tastes great. I add a can of Rotel and use one can of chilies. Delicious!"
"My fiance and I made this for the first time tonight... and it was AMAZING! It was a delicious balance of cream and spice. We would recommend this to anyone!"
"I made a double batch of this but put in only half the chilies since we don't like spicy. I also used a bulb of fresh garlic! Absolutely delicious!"
"This recipe is really good! My picky brothers devoured it."
"This chili is great. The only changes I made: I doubled the recipe, used 1/2 heavy cream and 1/2 half & half and added 2 extra cans of green chilis. My family really liked it but my son (who doesn't like sour cream) thought the sour cream flavor was too strong so next time I will cut the sour cream in half. This recipe is definitely a keeper."
"Reading all the 5 star reviews I thought this would be a slam dunk. It was good but disappointing. Not what I expected. I have another similar recipe that's the keeper so I will stick with that one."
"Served this to a friend just last night. Every time I make it, people rave about it."
"This is the most wonderful white chili. I have made it over and over. It is my families favorite. I make it with the spiciness or without."
"Very good, I mashed up an extra can of beans to thicken. A keeper."
"Very good and very easy."
"Made a double batch for a work luncheon. They ate the whole thing! Even though there were 9 soups, and it made a large crock pot full! I mixed the everything together, including the cream and sour cream before cooking in the crock pot on high for 4 hours. It turned out wonderful. I also only added 3 cans green chiles (1 1/2 the recipe instead of double) just so it wouldn't be too hot. Next time I will add all 4 cans because although it had a kick, it wasn't as much as I like. I also did as others have recommended and used instant potato flakes to make it creamier. Definitely a keeper! Thanks for submitting it!"
"Terrific and easy!"
"Doubled this recipe for a dinner at work. Raves...."
"Wow! My family loved this even my picky eaters. My husband said it's so good it could win a contest. I even had to substitute a couple items and it still turned out incredible!. Thank you for the 5 star recipes. Renae"
"Great recipe! So easy to make and so full of flavor. This recipe is a keeper."
"This is one of my husband's favorites, and I make it on a regular basis during the colder months (which is almost all of them here in Oregon!) I usually reduce the jalapenos and pepper for my daughter and I who can't handle a lot of spices. We top it with onions and shredded cheese and serve with cornbread. Yum!"
"My family loved this chili!! Even my two picky boys ate it up. My husband was vocally disappointed when the last of the leftovers was gone and he has never done that before over leftovers of anything! I will be making this again often."
"Absolutely horrible. I'm a great cook and this turned out terrible. I even added things to help it and it was terrible! I'm entering a chili contest tomorrow and this will definitely notgo in."
"Really easy and tasty! Loved it!"
"Got this recipe from my sister last year and I have made it many many times and even put some in the freezer. It is sooooo good and everyone I have ever fixed it for wants the recipe. I have even made it for a friend that has to count sodium intake. I used no salt broth and seasoned myself. Best chicken chili recipe ever!!!!"
"Hands down one of the BEST soups we've ever had! The only thing we changed was adding one can of the green chilies instead of two. My nine year old couldn't get enough!"
"I have been making this chili for years. Everyone who tastes it asks for the recipe. Fantastic!"
"I have always enjoyed White chili since it doesn't have the acid that is in regular chili. My friends here in Indiana would always say "what's that"? Then I began sharing this recipe. One told me all she could do was smile with every bite. I agree. I just love the creaminess and the "just right" spices. I see why it is contest winning"
"I've made this recipe many times for family and friends. Always a Huge hit...even with the pickiest of eaters. I do omit the whipping cream as it gives the chili a sweeter taste...and a lot more fat and calories! I also put shredded cheese, cilantro and lime on top."
"Very good. My family loves."
"I made this for my husband and a friend and they both loved it! I only used one can of green chilies and I omitted the onions. I added 5 drops of potent hot sauce at the end, as well. It says it yields 7 servings, but I would say this comfortably feeds only 5 people."
"So GOOD! I make this about once a week during the winter time"
"I've made this twice this week. It's great!"
"THIS IS MY NEW "GO TO RECIPE!!" I have already e-mailed it! TYVM for submitting it! I added a little white wine,cilantro added 1 c. chicken broth,as I added 2 potato's at the end as I roasted a spiced up chicken,potato's the night before for supper. Then used that in this recipe. Chipolte pepper's would be a nice change also."
"My guys LOVED this recipe! Ask for it on a regular basis now!"
"SO GOOD! I omitted the green chilies because we don't like a lot of heat and it was still zippy and tasty. Added 1 cup frozen corn. Didn't have heavy cream, so I used 4 oz cream cheese instead. Also used 3 cloves garlic in place of the garlic powder. This is a wonderful cold weather meal!"
"This was very easy and my family loved it. I did use lowfat sour cream and my son added cheese to his bowl."
"I cut the calories and fat way down by using nonfat sour cream and substituting nonfat (skim) evaporated milk for the heavy cream and it is still yummy, a family favorite!"
"Wonderful recipe!!!! I used 8oz light cream cheese instead of the cream. Cuts way down on the fat."
"This was so good. The only thing I would do is leave out the salt and use lower sodium broth. It was great just too salty."
"It was tasty, but WAY TOO SPICY. I had to give it away because no one would eat it."
"This is a family favorite! I use canned chicken, reduce the broth and add a can of corn. Perfect with hot cornbread!"
"I've never made white chili before and wanted something different for our church chili cook-off. Made this recipe and won 1st place!! Excellent and very easy to put together. I made it in advance but did not add the sour cream and whipping cream. About 20 minutes before serving time I added the two ingredients and heated through. YMMMM"
"I tried this on my family and my daycare girls and they all loved it and want it again"
"This is a great recipe! I wish I had a contet to enter it in. The next I have a craving for chili, I'll make this. Mmm mmm good!"
"This white chili is awesome. I have shared the recipe many times. Family and friend favorite."
"Very easy and very delicious!! This is a keeper folks!! Next time may add some mushrooms and red bell pepper to bulk it up a little...but don't *have* to."
"Oh my gosh...this is not only one of the easiest recipes I have made...but also one of the yummiest. LOVE IT. Also a great way to use left over turkey."
"This was superb! I was really easy to make too. I highly recommend it."
"Flavorful and creamy. Loved the variation from regular chili!"
"I added one more small can of chilies, only 1/2 the salt, switched out the whipping cream for FF Half and Half but to keep the thickness I added some dark ale and cornstarch mixture to it. This is a keeper."
"Wonderful flavour, with just a little kick to it. Didn't have any cumin, so added a 1/2 teaspoon thyme."
"Amazing! My whole family loves this!"
"I made this for my family today and according to my husband and 8 yr old son, this is the best chili ever! I did, however, make a few changes. I used smoked turkey breast that my husband made over the holidays instead of the chicken. I also used 2 fresh garlic cloves (minced) and did not saute the meat, onion and garlic. I substituted Italian seasoning for the oregano and white pepper for the pepper. Last of all, I just dumped everything in the crock pot (set on high) for about 3 1/2 hours, adding the sour cream and cream the last half hour. DELICIOUS!!!!"
"FABBBBUUUULLLLOOOUUUUSSSS! The best non-red chili I have ever had!"
"This recipe is delicious. I've been making this for at least 2 years. I serve this at bingo quite a few times during the winter. I've gotten so many compliments on this. It's also a favorite at home."
"Yum, yum, yum! This was absolutely delicious! My husband, who doesn't usually eat this sort of thing loooves it. I double the recipe and put some in the freezer."
"Excellent! The only thing I'd do different next time is use less sour cream. My picky eater who doesn't like anything spicy ate this and asked for seconds! Not spicy, don't let the cayenne pepper fool you!"
"I love love this recipe!"
"Great recipe! It was delicious!"
"Wowwwwww so good! Love it!"