I really loved this recipe! It is one of those that was even better on the second day, maybe when more of the seasonings had set in. I went on the high end of the cayenne pepper, and it was just spicy enough for my tastes. I ate it with a "fake sour cream" recipe I found on the internet (cottage cheese and vinegar - it really does mimic sour cream), and it was delicious! This is definitely a keeper.
This fragrant "white" chili is an unusual, delicious alternative to traditional tomato-based chilis. Serve with lime wedges and a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkling of cheese.
29 Reviews for White Chili
I added a can of corn and made it in the crock pot with raw chicken. Cooked it on low for 6.5 hours. Perfect and delicious! It could use a little thickening, but I think I will just mash the beans a little as others have said. Next time I think I will add a little crushed garlic. Served with plain greek yogurt, cheese, and corn chips for crunch. Love this easy recipe!
I added more red pepper - we like spicy! The recipe is so quick and easy. The first time I made it was with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. But it was so easy and delicious, it has become a recurring item on my 'what to have to dinner tonight??' menu. I also diced fresh avocado on top of the soup and my husband loved it!
I make this frequently AS WRITTEN. I also use leftover chicken and turkey, usually because I made extra just for this recipe. It is one of my favorites. No need to add starch, just mash some of the beans to thicken if that is desired. I also enjoy it with lime (glad I tried that!) and cheddar cheese. I wish people would not make their own adjustments and then criticize the results as if the recipe is not a good one.
I'm a huge chili fan, regularly stocking my freezer with a tomato based one with beans and ground turkey and fell in love with this alternative. It's a great dish to make and save in lunch ready portions in the freezer.
I made the recipe as is with the addition of a tablespoon of smoked paprika, which I love. It doesn't add spice, but it gave a nice, smokey flavor.
If you keep your pot covered while this simmers, you won't lose as much moisture. Adding an extra cup of water towards the end if you want will not dilute the amazing flavor this has.