White Chicken Chili
I saw this White Chicken Chili on Down Home with the Neelys.
It made me think that I want a cooking show with my husband. It would probably be a disaster – not in an absolutely horrible way though; more like awkward Matt because of cameras and me cooking my happy life away. Haha.
We made this Sunday night for dinner, and it was delicious!
Matt is my sous chef and chops my onions because they make my blue eyes cry.
This soup was perfect on a cold, rainy day and packs more of a punch with the jalapenos and poblano (or pasilla as I found at the store) peppers. Don’t worry though, I’m a mild girl and I still loved it.
Recipe tips and variations:
- Drain and Rinse: Drain and rinse the canned white beans ahead of time and then in a medium bowl, mash half of the beans with a potato masher until chunky and set aside until needed.
- Chop/Mince ahead: Multiple ingredients (listed below) need to be chopped ahead of time for easy cooking.
- jalapeno minced
- poblanos chopped
- onion chopped
- garlic minced
- limes juiced & sliced into wedges
- cilantro chopped
- Skin the Chicken: Grab the bird and completely remove all skin. Shred the meat for later and set it aside.
White Chicken Chili
- 2 cans white beans (14.5 oz cans)
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1 medium jalapeno pepper, minced
- 2 medium poblano peppers, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- Kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ancho chili powder
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 limes, juiced set aside like wedges for serving
- 1 rotisserie chicken (skin removed and meat shredded)
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
- sour cream for topping
- tortilla chips, coarsely crushed for topping
Add the canola oil to a large Dutch oven and heat it over medium-high heat.
Add the peppers, onions, and garlic and saute until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
Season the vegetables with salt, and pepper, to taste. Add the cumin, coriander, and chili powder and continue to saute for 1 more minute to toast the spices.
Stir in the chicken stock, and lime juice and bring to a simmer.
Add the beans and continue to simmer for 20 more minutes.
After 20 minutes of simmering, taste for seasoning, and adjust if necessary. Stir in the shredded rotisserie chicken and cilantro and simmer until heated through; about 5 more minutes.
Serve the chili in individual bowls topped with a dollop of sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, and lime wedges.