Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Weekend Craving: White Chicken Chili

This past Sunday was dreary and chilly here in Richmond, which means one thing...time for some CHILI!! I decided to approach the craving with a twist by switching it up and doing a White Chicken Chili. After a little inspiration from the app on my phone, I was off to the grocery store with a list. This was a first and a definite make-again, so I thought I'd share it with you guys. I hope you'll give it a try!

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 4oz can of diced jalapeno peppers
1 4oz can of chopped green chiles
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 14.5oz cans chicken broth
4 boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
3 15oz cans Great Northern beans
Monterey Jack cheese, optional for topping

Cut chicken breasts into 2 inch cubes and place into a saucepan, then cover with enough water to cover the chicken. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat, then cover and reduce to a simmer for ten minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink. Drain in a colander and allow to cool. Shred chicken into small bite sized pieces.

In a large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil on medium-low heat and add the diced onion...stirring until tender. Mix in the garlic, jalapenos, green chiles, cumin, oregano and cayenne. Allow three minutes to cook through, then add chicken broth, shredded chicken and beans. Simmer on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Just before serving, top with Monterey Jack cheese and then sit back and enjoy!

A perfect comfort food for fall! This does pack a little kick thanks to the jalapenos, green chiles and cayenne pepper, so beware if you don't do spicy. 

I'd love to hear from you guys if any of you decide to try this one yourself. It was a big hit with my husband and we had leftovers for days. I'm already trying to decide what recipe I want to try next...if you have any recommendations for me, send them on!



  1. This looks delicious! We were just talking about making white chili the other day. Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. Mmmm, I love white chicken chili!! This version sounds so good!

  3. Sounds yummy!

    I'm not a huge spicy person because I always have fierce heartburn afterwards if I do. Do you think the spice makes the dish or would it be ok left out?


  4. Yum! This made me so hungry. I'm going to have to try the recipe.

  5. oooh this sounds divine, i might just have to make this

    It was so easy and delicious i would definately check it out. next on my list is pumpkin cinnamon rolls :)

  6. oooh this looks divine. i recently made this easy recipie:

    it was so delicous and really quick and easy to make. Check it out! Next on my list is pumpkin cinnamon rolls :)

  7. I love white chili and am definitely going to give this recipe a try. It looks wonderful!

  8. It sure looks good! I dont eat a lot of spicy food, but this looks so good!

  9. That looks so yummy and perfect for the cold weather.

  10. yum! i will be making that soon!! and i pinned it (with credit to you guys of course)

  11. I've always wondered what a real homemade Chili was and thanks to this yummy post, I now know, it sounds and looks amazing!

  12. ohmygosh, this looks really yummy! and perfect for the gloomy and cold weather today! :D

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  13. looks super yummy. I love the app. I use a lot of recipe from it. Don't try the campbell slow cooker hearty beef recipe. It was nasty.

  14. this look sooo yummy!! more recipe posts!!!

  15. I love spicy! It's getting cold here (instead of warm) so this would be perfect! I can't wait to try this :)

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  16. nice post.

  17. oh man..... this is making me hungry.... and its 1am. not a good combination. HAHAHA

    following you guys now ;)


  18. by the way, i just noticed, you live in Richmond! I live in Richmond too, but the one near Vancouver, Canada... not Virginia. HAHAH

  19. one of my favorite fall meals!! yum!!


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