White Chili Recipe: How to Make Chicken Chili
White chili is the perfect way to warm up on cold winter nights. This spicy cream-based soup is easy to make and is an amazing alternative for a more traditional, tomato-based chili.
What You Will Need
In order to make white chicken chili, you will need to rustle up a few ingredients:
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 T corn oil
- 1 can (14 1/2 oz) chicken broth
- 2 cans (15 1/2 oz per can) great northern beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Prep time: 15 min
- Cook time: 1 hour
- Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
- Yields: Serves 6 to 8 people
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
How to Make White Chili
Step 1: Cut the chicken breast into small pieces (about one inch wide by two inches long.)
Step 2: In a large pot, add the chicken, oil, onion, and garlic powder. Sauté until the chicken is done.
Step 3: Add the drained great northern beans, chicken broth, salt, cumin, oregano, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to the pot and stir as you bring it to a boil.
Step 3: Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for a half an hour.
Step 4: Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream and heavy whipping cream.
I almost always serve this as the main course with a lightly toasted sourdough or French bread (anything yummy crusty bread) for dipping. I'm one of those folks who uses bread as an eating utensil and white chili is perfect for this!
This recipe makes 6-8 servings. If you want to save some for leftovers you must pour it into small containers and pop them into the refrigerator or freezer right away.
The Temperature Danger Zone
The temperature danger zone is a range between 41°F and 140°F. You'll want foods out of this zone within two hours. Anything with an activated protein (e.g. cooked beans) is especially at risk for spoilage.
Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold!
This soup is super yummy, but it can spoil very easily if it's in the "temperature danger zone" for too long.
White chili contains dairy, meat, and cooked beans so it can spoil more quickly than other foods.
If you get this stuff in the refrigerator or freezer ASAP, it makes for some really yummy leftovers! Just pop it in the microwave and it tastes as if you've just made it! Yum!