White Chicken Chili

Posted by on Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Here’s another fabulous recipe from The Pioneer Woman. Since I’m still chilled to the bone and winter won’t leave Tennessee, I give you another warming soup. This is one of the best white chili recipes I’ve ever tasted.
• 4 large chicken breasts with ribs and skins or small chicken cut up (or 3 Cups Cooked Chicken)
• 1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
• 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
• 2 whole Cans Green Chilies, Chopped
• 1 pound Dried Great Northern Beans, Rinsed
• 8 cups Chicken Broth
• 1 whole Jalapeno, Sliced
• 1-½ Tablespoon Ground Cumin
• ½ teaspoons Paprika
• ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
• Salt To Taste
• White Pepper, To Taste
• 1 cup Whole Milk
• 2 Tablespoons Masa (corn Flour) OR Cornmeal
• Grated Monterey Jack, To Taste
• Sour Cream For Garnish
• Cilantro For Garnish
Cover chicken and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove meat from bones. Set aside.
In a dutch oven over medium-high heat, saute onions and garlic for 2 minutes. Add chopped green chilies, then rinsed beans. Pour chicken broth into the pan. Add sliced jalapenos. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Place lid on pot and reduce heat to low.
Cook for 2 hours or until beans are done. Halfway through the cooking process, add 3 cups of cooked chicken.
When beans are tender, mix milk with masa (or cornmeal) and pour into the chili. Cook for an additional ten minutes to thicken. Check seasoning and adjust, adding cayenne pepper and paprika if desired.  Add some Monterey Jack cheese to the pot and stir to melt.
Serve chili in a bowl. Garnish with cilantro, sour cream, extra cheese—even pico de gallo and guacamole, if you have some on hand. Roll up warm corn tortillas and serve on the side of the bowl.

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4 Responses to “White Chicken Chili”

  1. leslieon 21 Mar 2010 at 8:07 am 1

    Can’t anyone post recipes without rehashing them from PW’s site? We’ve already seen all those. People are looking for something else.

  2. Taraon 14 Apr 2010 at 8:40 am 2

    Hi Leslie, sorry you were disappointed to find some of PW’s recipes here. We have a lot of readers who aren’t familiar with PW and my heart’s desire is simply to share the best of the best recipes. I will try to keep future posts more original. Thanks for your input and we hope you stop by again soon!

  3. Vicon 10 Nov 2010 at 6:06 pm 3

    Tara, I have no idea who/what PW is. This is a new recipe for me and I thank you for posting it. I think my family will welcome a new chili recipe as the old red one is getting tiresome.

    It is good to rehash recipes as they 1. ) may not have been seen by everyone, 2. ) if seen before is a reminder that they exist, and 3.) quite often have been improved upon by the reposter.

    Keep up the good work, Tara. I for one appreciate you!

  4. Taraon 10 Nov 2010 at 10:02 pm 4

    Thanks Vic. This recipe is on our menu this week, but it’s almost 80 degrees here. Hope it will be a keeper for you.