White Chicken Chili

Easy White Chicken Chili recipe on Lemon Stripes

I saw a news story on TV yesterday with a headline that said: Sweater weather is officially here. They showed a whole poll taken by locals about when they break out their sweaters. It was some serious journalism, that’s for sure!

But it wasn’t wrong. Sweater weather = soup weather in my house. I love making warm and hearty soups in my slow cooker during the winter. My turkey chili is a family favorite. But a few weeks ago I didn’t have a plan for dinner but was really wanting a bowl of hot soup so I had to throw something together quickly. This soup is easy if you have a rotisserie chicken hanging around in your fridge and it has become a regular in our weeknight dinner rotation over the years.

White Chicken Chili Recipe:
Serves 4 to 6

White Chicken Chili Ingredients:
– 1 tablespoon, olive oil
– 1 medium yellow onion, diced
– 6 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
– 2 (15-oz) cans of white beans, rinsed and drained
– 1 (4-oz) can of diced green chiles
– 4 cups of chicken broth
– Juice of 1 lime
– 1 teaspoon, ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon chili powder
– 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
– 2 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken
– 1/3 cup, chopped cilantro
– Salt and black pepper to taste

White Chicken Chili Topping Options:
– Avocado slices
– Shredded cheese
– Sour cream
– Tortilla chips
– Fresh cilantro

White Chicken Chili Directions:

Prep the ingredients: Shred the chicken and place it to the side. Chop the onion and cilantro, mince the garlic and strain the beans.

Blend the beans: Blend one can of the white beans with 1/2 cup of the chicken broth and set it aside.

Start the broth: Sautée the onion in olive oil and stir until it’s translucent (about 5 minutes), add the garlic and green chilis and cook for another minute. Add the broth, cumin, oregano, chili powder, beans (blended and non-blended), chicken, cilantro, salt, and pepper.

Simmer: Simmer on low for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve: Serve in bowls with whatever toppings you love. I take mine with avocado and tortilla chips. Anel likes sour cream and shredded cheese, and Amalia likes all of the above!


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