Easy and Delicious White Chili

February 19, 2009

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My friend and loyal fan, Dawn, asked me a while back for a recipe for White Chili. I promised her I would work on one, and this recipe came out great. It’s simple to prepare-just requiring some chopping, vegetables and grating cheese, and that’s the only work involved. Feel free to use already-shredded cheese if your short on time, and I used a rotisserie chicken to speed up the process. This chili has just the right consistency and spice. Even my 8-year-old was asking for seconds.


White Bean Chili

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

1 medium onion, diced

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained

2 cloves garlic, minced

11/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

2 (15-ounce) cans Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed

31/2 cups low-salt, fat-free chicken broth

2 cups chopped cooked chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)

1 cup freshly grated Monterey Jack cheese

1 cup freshly grated Colby cheese

Toppings: crushed corn chips, light sour cream, chopped green onions, olives, chopped tomatoes, oyster crackers, bacon

Preparation

1. Cook onion in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring until tender. Add green chiles and next 4 ingredients; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add beans and chicken broth. Bring to a boil; reduce
heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Add chicken, 1/2 cup of Monterey Jack and 1/2 cup Colby cheese; simmer 10 minutes more. Ladle chili into individual bowls. Top each serving evenly with cheese and desired toppings.

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6 Responses to “Easy and Delicious White Chili”

  1. dawn Says:

    thanks! i will try it-maybe saturday since we have a cold late baseball practice! it lookslike it was well worth the wait! thanks again!d

  2. Alli Says:

    My husband does not really like cheese – do you think the white chili would still work without the cheese?

  3. Joye Says:

    big fan of your recipes that i have seen thus far…i am really trying to cook and bake healthy these days. would love to see some easy chicken dishes that can use a rotisserie chicken…have three small children, so i need all the shortcuts i can get! thanks!

    • alisonlewis Says:

      Joye,

      Thanks so much for commenting! I have 3 kids too (as you probably already know if you read the blog) and rotisserie chickens are the best thing to make dinner fast. I will get you a recipe hopefully in next weeks. Any specific request? Mexican? Italian? Asian?? American?


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