White Chicken Chili | Food with Feeling

Typically I spend an inordinate period of time attempting to determine the correct title for a recipe. Like this recipe. A pair weeks in the past I informed a buddy that I used to be making this white rooster chili to which she replied “white rooster? so the rooster’s white? Or the beans are white?” So, I debated calling this chili ‘White Bean Hen Chili’ or ‘Hen White Bean Chili’. However, I’ve at all times known as this ‘White Hen Chili’ so we’re going with that. (it was necessary so that you can know all of that).

We’re fairly large followers of chili in my home. Sometimes conventional chili however I like to combine issues up typically.


This white rooster chili is a bit spicy, very flavorful, and SO satisfying.

The best way to Make White Hen Chili

There’s not a lot to this chili and for that, I’m fairly grateful. Hen and onion are cooked in an enormous pot till juuuust completed. Add within the garlic and saute for an extra minute.

Then the spices, jalapeno, and inexperienced chile are dumped in. That is sauteed for simply one other couple minutes earlier than the broth is added. Let that every one simmer for 15 minutes so that every one the flavors can grow to be buddies within the pot.

Whereas nonetheless on low warmth, proceed to stir till the cheese is sweet and melty and your chili now has a stunning creamy white coloration. Lastly, the corn, cilantro, and beans are added. I used 2 totally different sorts of beans for this: cannellini and nice northern white beans.

I add in half of every can of beans. The opposite half is processed to a creamy consistency after which added into the chili as properly. This half is elective. I actually like creamy soups and chilis however, once more, you don’t really want to course of the beans should you don’t need to.

This pot of goodness simmers on low for about one other 20 minutes.

I really like the tacky creaminess of this chili!

It was additionally fairly spicy. If you happen to aren’t a fan of spice, I’d omit the jalapeno and/ or the cayenne on this recipe.



  • 1.5 kilos of boneless rooster breast, diced into small cubes
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of olive/ coconut oil
  • 6-Eight cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can of inexperienced chiles
  • 1 medium jalapeno, finely chopped (elective)
  • 1 half of teaspoons of oregano
  • half of teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/four teaspoon of cayenne
  • four cups of rooster broth
  • Eight ounces of monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup of frozen (or contemporary) corn
  • half of cup of chopped contemporary cilantro
  • 2 cans of white beans (I used 1 can cannellini and 1 can nice northern)
  • Juice of half a lime (~a tablespoon)
  • salt & pepper to style


  1. In a big pot, warmth the oil over medium warmth after which add within the chopped rooster and onion.
  2. Cook dinner till the rooster is simply barely completed after which add within the garlic to saute for an extra minute.
  3. Add within the inexperienced chiles, jalapeno, oregano, cumin, and cayenne. Stir and prepare dinner for an additional couple minutes.
  4. Pour the broth into the pot, stir, and simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  5. Nonetheless on low warmth, stir within the cheese persevering with to stir till largely melted and mixed.
  6. **Elective: course of/ puree HALF of the white beans to create a creamier chili.
  7. Now add within the beans (each the entire beans and the processed beans), the corn, and the cilantro. Stir. Simmer for an extra 20 minutes.
  8. Earlier than serving stir in lime juice. And Salt & pepper to style
  9. High with a tiny bit extra cheese and cilantro and ENJOY!!