7 November, 2012  |   9 Comments

White Chicken Chili Recipe

white chili recipe

Yesterday, I made some White Chicken Chili, a recipe that finds its face on our weekly meal plans more weeks than other dishes.

It’s not too spicy for the littles, and it’s made in the slow cooker.
That’s a working parent’s dream combo right there.

White chicken chili also takes well to your creative input. YOU and you alone can control the hot sauce, cilantro, chopped onions, sour cream and crunched up tortilla chips in the way you like best. Yum.

1 pound white Northern beans
16 ounces (2 cups) chicken stock
1 pound pork sausage
1 pound ground chicken
Vegetable oil for sautéing
1 large onion, chopped fine
3 stalks celery, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons cumin powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Tapatio Hot Sauce
Chopped green onions
Chopped cilantro
Tortilla chips

Soak the beans in water the night before you plan to make the chili.

white chili recipe

Gather the ingredients.
Drain the beans.
Put the beans in the slow cooker, add the chicken stock, turn the slow cooker on.

white chili recipe

Chop the celery, onion and mince the garlic.

white chili recipe

Heat the oil in a large dutch oven or giant frying pan over medium heat. Saute celery and onion for 5 minutes or until translucent. Add the sausage* and the chicken, the oregano, the thyme and the cumin. It might seem strange to have the thyme and oregano together, but trust me here, it works.

Stir through the salt.
When the meat is cooked through, turn off the heat.

white chili recipe

Put everything from the pot in your slow cooker,
stir through the white beans and
cook for either 4-5 hours or low for 8 hours.

white chili recipe

Right before serving, stir through the 2 cups of Monterey Jack cheese.

white chili recipe

Serve with the fixins and cheese quesadillas.

*I usually put 2/3 of the sausage in the chili and save the other 1/3 for sneaking into breakfast.

9 thoughts on “White Chicken Chili Recipe

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    Tracy says:

    What a great looking recipe! My husband loves white chili, but the regular recipe(s) I used are bland to me. This with the sausage sounds just delicious!! If I wanted to use canned beans, how many cans would you suggest? Maybe like 2?

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    We are making this recipe today, and shared it on our FB page for our members to try out too. Thanks for teaching us how to make it!

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    Nancy says:

    16 oz or 4 cups of stock – which is it? Thx!

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      Helen Jane says:

      Sorry about that — it’s 16 ounces – TWO cups, not four.
      I fixed it in the recipe above.

      Thanks Nancy!

      • Nancy says:

        Ack! Too late, hopefully it won’t be too watered down? Btw I made the carnitas last week for my Mexican husband…they were delicious! We made burritos for the freezer with the remainder.

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