Thursday, December 23, 2010

White Chicken Chili

Obviously, I was in a “soup” kind of mood this week! hah I have seen different recipes for White Chicken Chili and decided to finally try this one out!

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White Chicken Chili

Adapted from: Annie's Eats (Originally from: My Kitchen Cafe)


1+ lb Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (around 4 Chicken Breasts)
1 Medium Onion, chopped
1 ½ tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. oil
2 (15.5 oz) Cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
2-2 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth
2 (4 oz.) Cans Diced Green Chiles
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Dried Oregano
½ tsp. Pepper
¼ tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1 Cup Reduced Fat Sour Cream
½ Cup Whipping Cream
Fresh Cilantro and Paprika, for garnish


In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, sauté chicken, onion and garlic powder in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add beans, broth, chiles and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; let simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream and whipping cream. Sprinkle with paprika and top with fresh cilantro for garnish, if desired.

Note: I use frozen Chicken Breasts. Place them (still frozen) into your crockpot and cook on low for about 4-5 hrs. Gently chop the chicken and add to the pot (AFTER sautéing the onions). Add garlic powder and then follow remainder of recipe (picking up with the beans, broth, chilies, and seasonings).

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5 Responses to “White Chicken Chili”

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    Dave — January 3, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    I thought this recipe looked pretty good, so I shared it with my wife and boys, suggesting we should make it over the Holidays. We did, and EVERYBODY LOVED IT!!!! Thanks for sharing, and keep them coming!!!! Dave

    • Kristina replied: — January 6th, 2011 @ 11:42 am

      Thanks Dave! Glad ya’ll liked it 🙂

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    Laurie — July 17, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    Hi, when you put the frozen chicken breasts in the crockpot do you add any water or broth? Thanks, all your recipes look great!

    • Kristina replied: — July 18th, 2011 @ 7:55 am

      I don’t. I just spray the Crockpot with some non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle the chicken with a little salt and pepper. There is a LOT of moisture in the frozen chicken, so as it cooks you will find liquid in the Crockpot. I think my sister in-law adds a touch of water and it works just fine… so add it if it makes you feel more comfortable… 🙂

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    Laura — February 29, 2012 @ 12:48 am

    this sounds amazing and I’m definitely going to try this soon!

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