Monday, January 11, 2010

White Chili

I came across this recipe from the Pioneer Woman's blog last week and decided to try it for our Sunday family meal. It's a spicy white chili that I served with melted cheese in corn tortilla shells. Recipe below.

Some of the ingredients used. Note: I used the chicken granules instead of the broth. Was a cheaper route!

Boiling the chicken

Sauteing the onions, I had forgot to add the green chilli's to this step

The end result!

1 whole Fryer Chicken, Cut Up (or 3 Cups Cooked Chicken)
1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
4 cloves Garlic, Minced
2 whole Cans Green Chilies, Chopped
1 pound Dried Great Northern Beans, Rinsed
8 cups Chicken Broth
1 whole Jalapeno, Sliced
1-½ Tablespoon Ground Cumin
½ teaspoons Paprika
½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
Salt To Taste
White Pepper, To Taste
1 cup Whole Milk
2 Tablespoons Masa (corn Flour) OR Cornmeal

Preparation Instructions
Cover chicken and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove meat from bones. Set aside.
In a dutch oven over medium-high heat, saute onions and garlic for 2 minutes. Add chopped green chilies, then rinsed beans. Pour chicken broth into the pan. Add sliced jalapenos. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Place lid on pot and reduce heat to low.
Cook for 2 hours or until beans are done. Halfway through the cooking process, add 3 cups of cooked chicken.
When beans are tender, mix milk with masa (or cornmeal) and pour into the chili. Cook for an additional ten minutes to thicken. Check seasoning and adjust, adding cayenne pepper and paprika if desired.
Add some Monterey Jack cheese to the pot and stir to melt.


  1. The chili was good, just a different taste than we're used to.
    Good pictures of the progress!!

  2. Thank you! I think it would have been a lot better if I didn't put all the cumin that it had called for.

  3. Looks good April!! I am going to have to try it sometime!!


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