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White Chili with Hominy Recipe

White Chili with Hominy Recipe

To make this chili a day ahead, cool, cover and chill after removing from the heat. The next day, reheat over low heat; add the sour cream, half-and-half and cilantro just before serving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) white hominy, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, divided


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute the chicken and onion in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add the hominy, beans, broth, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in the sour cream, half-and-half and 1 tablespoon cilantro. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 308 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 1111mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 22g protein.

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juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 102230
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013 Edited Jan. 23, 2017

"This was good! I may make it again. I used rotisserie chicken and great northern beans. I did omit the half-and-half altogether as there seemed to be no need for it.

* made this again and added a star to my rating. I love it. Yummy yummy comfort food. If only my family loved it like I do!"

Jimee User ID: 151211 70753
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"The best White chili recipe I have ever tasted or made. I cooked 4 chicken thighs as we like dark meat, so had more broth than recommended in recipe, maybe 4 cups, had about a half can of canned evaporated milk that needed to be used. Other than that followed recipe."

LoriSm User ID: 2788985 136062
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

"I made this recipe a couple of times, then made it 'mine' as my husband liked this recipe, but I felt it lacked some oomph. I kept most of the recipe intact, but added my own twist. I cut up and cooked 1/2 pound of smoky pepper bacon, removed meat to a paper towel, then used the bacon grease to saute the onions and cut up chicken. If I do not use the bacon, I use olive oil in place of canola as I do not use any vegetable oils at any time for any reason. Then I added half the bacon back to the pan and added 4 cloves of minced garlic, stirred and cooked for two minutes. Added the chicken broth, rinsed hominy and cannelini beans, one can of green chiles, 1/4 cup of diced jalapenos (from my freezer as they come from my garden), a teaspoon of cumin, a 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon of oregano, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon real sea salt (pink kind), 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, and allowed this to simmer for 30 minutes, then added 1/4 cup fresh chopped green onions (scallions), and allowed to simmer for another 5 mninutes, then added 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese, 1 cup sour cream, 1/3 cup whole milk, 1 Tbls. parsley, and 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro. Stirred to melt cheese and incorporate all ingredients. Each bowl was garnished with a dollop of sour cream, some chopped green onions, some reserved bacon pieces, and a bit of Monterey Jack cheese. My husband loved it."

Jennasaurus17 User ID: 5338867 133230
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"Excellent recipe! Follow it directly and you'll have a super-tasty, delicious meal. It was instantly added to our family's meal rotation."

shab2018 User ID: 4876062 155120
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"I have to double this recipe every time I make it! It disappears! I tend to add corn, carrots, green beans.....what ever I have on hand that is easy and healthy."

deborahreneen User ID: 3493668 82551
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"My mom said I "outdid" myself when I made this recipe. Everyone loves it."

glenna46 User ID: 1071064 148374
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"I make this White chili with Hominy often in the winter. It is delicious. I use can chicken from Costco drained, for the chicken. I take it to soup luncheons at Church and there is never any left and people want the recipe. I also won a ribbon

at a chili cooking contest at Church."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 133163
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"this was just ok"

lij51 User ID: 3896307 158987
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2009

"It was easy to fix. My husband said it was delicious. I brought it to church, and received several compliments."

jules.i.m User ID: 1847310 60728
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2008

"This soup is so wonderful. My family loves it. Sometimes I don't add the chicken, the beans make it a full meal without it, that makes it very economical too."

administrator User ID: 1996148 155117
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2008

"To make this chili a day ahead, cool, cover and chill after removing from the heat. The next day, reheat over low heat; add the sour cream, half-and-half and cilantro just before serving.

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