White Chicken Chili
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
Makes10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cans (14 ounces each) chicken broth
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, drained, divided
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- Sliced jalapeno pepper, optional
- In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook chicken and onion in oil until lightly browned. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, chilies, cumin, oregano and cayenne; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low. With a potato masher, mash one can of beans until smooth. Add to saucepan. Add remaining beans to saucepan. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and onion is tender.
- Top each serving with cheese and, if desired, jalapeno pepper.
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Nutrition Facts1 cup: 219 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 644mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 7g fiber), 19g protein.
Jun 25, 2018
My sons asked for this recipe this morning, so I picked up a rotisserie chicken (genius!) and some other ingredients and set to work. I added fresh lime juice, used mild green chilis and kept the jalapenos on the side so the boys could choose their own amount of heat. When I served it, I sliced some ripe avocados on top of the chili and included some fresh chopped cilantro. I put out a bowl of white corn tortilla chips and watched it all disappear. This recipe is a keeper and so easy to throw together. Brilliant!
May 21, 2018
I added some lime juice and crushed tortilla chips and it turned out delicious. :)
Apr 29, 2018
Best ever! Have been making this since the recipe was first published. A little cilantro is a great garnish.
Mar 25, 2018
I am disappointed. I am disappointed I did not double this recipe. Wow. I don't think I will ever go back to traditional or red chili ever again. This was perfect, I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. Thank you!
Mar 17, 2018
As recommended, I substituted the rotisserie chicken. Used a blender to mash the beans with some of the broth. For those who want a milder chili...I eliminated the green chiles and jalapeno pepper altogether, and replaced them with 1 teaspoon of chili power. I also cut down on the spices, I added only 1 teaspoon of each of these - cumin, oregano, and cayenne. It had just the right kick for me. I also added 16 oz. of baby spinach to the mix. It was delicious!
Mar 17, 2018
I cook the chicken in the oil and set aside and keep warm., To the oil etc, I add the onion and cook until translucent. This way all the flavors are contained, then I add the beans, liquid and spices and warm chicken per se and bring to a simmer until done. Slight different cooking method, but came out good for me.
Feb 28, 2018
This is perfect for the chilly weather we're having, though I would eat it in any weather! I added extra cumin because I love the flavor, and we were out of diced green chilies, so I also added chili powder to get the spice and flavor up. I know the green chilies would have given it the oomph I was looking for as well as the added flavor ... so I'm just going to have to make this again soon. Can't wait.
Feb 19, 2018
Love it!! So easy & still good when you tweak the spices! I used 1 tsp of Cumin and 1 tsp Chili Powder because we’re not big fans of Cumin. Then 1/4 tsp of the Cayenne pepper as well. Top with sour cream, cilantro, limes or all 3! Love recipes you can bend to what your family likes. This is a “keeper” for sure!! Heat some tortillas, either corn or flour & a great cold weather meal.
Feb 17, 2018
I made this DELICIOUS recipe last night as my something new, and it was a big success! I only added 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (I don’t like spicy), and I used chopped red onion for extra flavor. I’m definitely adding this to my favorite list!
Feb 7, 2018
Delicious! Beats my white chicken chili recipe hands down. I added 3 cloves of garlic and used 1 tsp of cayenne pepper, next time I will only use 1/2 tsp as I don't like a lot of spice. I didn't use anything additional to thicken it, but I did add sour cream to my bowl of it and a lot of the cheese so that thickened it just fine.
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