Wednesday, July 20, 2011

White Chicken Chili

I first heard of white chili over a year ago, from this lovely lady. But I kind of forgot about it for a while. As I was trying to decide what meals to make for this week (although it be a short week for us, we still need good food, right?) and I thought of this chili. I checked out Macy's recipe, and searched google to see how the recipes on the web were different also. As I was making mine, I tweaked it to make my own, and this is what I came up with.

White Chicken Chili
1 lb of chicken (I used two large chicken breasts, about 1.2 lbs actually)
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 white onion, chopped
2 cans white beans, drained and rinsed
1 7 oz can diced green chiles
1 can corn, drained
2 tsp chopped garlic
2 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup cheese (we used mozzarella)

tomatoes, diced
tortilla chips

1. Put all ingredients, except sour cream and cheese into the slow cooker. 
2. Slightly stir ingredients around to mix seasonings.
3. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours (or as long as you need to, I left it for about 9 hours while at work)
4. Remove chicken breasts from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks.
5. Return chicken breasts to slow cooker and add sour cream and cheese.
6. Stir everything together.
7. Cook for another 30 minutes.
8. Pour your chili in individual bowls and top with cilantro, tomatoes, more sour cream, or whatever you might want.

I enjoyed mine topped with cilantro and chips - have I told you how much I LOVE cilantro?

Nate just topped his with chips.

Nate and I both loved this meal. This tasted so great with a few chips to dip into it. I'm also so happy because we had enough leftover to freeze some, and I love having delicious meals in the freezer, ready for a day when I'm even lazier (it must be laziness, if I can't even put things in a crock pot).

I absolutely LOVE coming home to a delicious smelling (and tasting) meal, that required very little effort.

What is your favorite crock pot recipe?
(please share, I love to find new fabulous and easy recipes to try)


  1. A friend of mine gave me one of her mother-in-law's recipes. It is tasty but not good for you at all.

    3/4 stick of butter
    1 pkg dry ranch dressing mix
    1pkg cream cheese
    1 can cream of chicken soup

    Mix together and pour over chicken (we use about 4 chicken breasts, but whatever works best for you) in a crock pot. Cook about 6 hours on low or until tender. We eat it over mashed potatoes but its good over pasta as well.

    Its really not a healthy meal at all, so we don't eat it very often.

  2. I've also seen this recipe using a whole rotisserie chicken (really cheap from Costco or Walmart). The chicken is a little more tender and it adds a really great flavor!

  3. Aimee, I just tried making this last night and it was delicious! I used black beans instead of white since that's what I had on hand, and I also didn't have any cayenne pepper so I substituted for chili powder. Lyndon loved it, so this will definitely be a keeper in our house.


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