White Chicken Chili

515 - WHITE CHICKEN CHILI 1There is one good reason—other than chicken and chilies—why I love the white chicken chili on the menu at the burrito palace in our neighborhood: sour cream. This quick-to-make home version is delicious unadorned. Add the accompaniments and some homemade or store-bought cornbread and it is over the top.

Makes 6 servings
Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total Preparation time: 40 minutes

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
3 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup white wine or additional chicken stock
2 pounds ground chicken
Two 15- or 15 1/2-ounce cans cannellini or navy beans, drained and rinsed
2/3 cup sour cream or yogurt
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Accompaniments: salsa, chopped Hass avocado, grated cheese, and shredded lettuce

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir in the flour, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne to taste and cook 2 minutes longer. Gradually whisk in the broth and wine; bring to a boil and simmer 3 minutes.

Add the chicken and simmer gently until the chicken is just cooked through, about 8 minutes. Add the beans and sour cream and cook 15 minutes or until nicely thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with the accompaniments.

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Food Provided by: Citarella Markets | Kitchen Equipment provided by: VIKING RANGE LLC | Boos Block Cutting Boards | Casabella | Chantal | Dream Farm | Le Creuset | OXO | Silpat | SwissMar |

6 Responses to White Chicken Chili

  1. Nancy Eivers says:

    Loved the taste of the chilli, but wished the color wasn’t so beige! Also, can you tell me the nutritional values. Thanks.

    • moulton says:

      Nancy, I agree about the color – that is the one downside of this recipe. Just garnish it with lots of chopped fresh cilantro (or parsley if you hate cilantro). Regarding nutritional value, I don’t have one of those systems to do that. Sorry!

  2. Susannah says:

    I am in love with the recipe! Such good taste! I added peppers, tomatoes and more seasoning but over all the smell and look of it was beautiful. Will definitely be keeping this recipe as a go-to. Thank you!

  3. Jane quattrocchi says:

    I have been trying to get your recipe for tomato pie it keeps knocking me of because 408 forbidden I don’t know what that means could you help me with that thanks

  4. Nancy says:

    I love watching u on create I can’t wait to try white bean Chili and other recipes. Thank you I don’t like to eat the same thing over and over.

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