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white chicken chili

White Chicken Chili

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 3 quarts 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: Southwestern


A white chili made with flavorful chicken and navy beans with a southwestern kick


  • 1 whole chicken, cut up
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 LB navy beans (dry)
  • 1 TBSP chicken base
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 3 plum tomatoes
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 jalapeƱo pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese for garnish


  1. (For this recipe where you can prep the night before by cooking the chicken and soaking the beans)
  2. Cut up chicken into pieces. Place in large stock pot and cover with 1 gallon water.
  3. Add garlic, 1 tsp black pepper, bay leaf and chicken base.
  4. Bring water to boil and reduce heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  6. When chicken is done, remove chicken from water with tongs and place on baking sheet. Reserve the water to use next day for the soup.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool overnight in refrigerator.
  9. In a large bowl, soak beans according to package.
  10. To prepare soup:
  11. Remove all chicken from bones and dice up
  12. In a large pot, place the oil and diced onions and cook over medium heat until translucent.
  13. Add remaining liquid reserved from chicken.
  14. Bring to a boil and drain beans. Then add beans to pot.
  15. Cook over medium high heat until beans are tender, about 30 minutes
  16. Add diced chicken to pot and reduce heat to low.
  17. Combine 2 tbsp flour with 1/2 c water and mix until smooth in a cup.
  18. Dice peppers and add to soup and cook for 15 minutes.
  19. Add this to soup to thicken slightly
  20. Cut, remove seeds and dice tomatoes and add to soup, continue to simmer for 15 minutes.
  21. Chopped 1/4 C cilantro and add along with cumin and allow to sit for 15 minutes removed from heat.
  22. Serve in bowl and top with shredded cheese

Keywords: chicken, soup, chili, bean, mexican, tex-mdx, savory, hearty

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