White Chicken Chili

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White Chicken Chili

Nothing beats a steamy hot bowl of chili on a cold winter’s day.

And since there is no such thing as too much good chili, here’s another recipe, totally different from my traditional tomato and chili powder version.

I love how flexible chili recipes are…add a little more of this ingredient, a little less of that one..chilis are inherently flexible!

This was a big hit last night with our friends too. I like my chili on the thick side…if you like it thinner, just add more broth!

We had some homemade gluten and dairy free biscuits to go with it.

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili
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Serves: 8
  • 1 T fat of choice
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans pinto beans in their sauce, white beans also work great!
  • 1 garnet yam, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • ¼ cup flour ( I used sweet rice, I have also used brown rice)
  • 3 T butter, margarine, ghee, or oil
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar (any light colored one)
  • Garnishes: chopped cilantro, lime juice, avocado, green hot sauce
  1. In a large stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Saute the green onion, red bell pepper,green pepper, and garlic until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken, along with the ginger, salt, cumin, and chicken broth. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add in the sweet potato and beans (w/ their liquid), and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the sweet potato is tender.
  5. In a separate small saucepan or skillet, melt butter or margarine over medium heat.
  6. Stir in flour to make a roux (this mixture will be thick and dry.) Toast it gently for a minute or two until you begin to smell a nice toasted flavor from the flour.
  7. Stir this mixture into the stockpot (this roux will thicken the chili and give it a nice, silky texture!).
  8. Add in vinegar. You may also add in the lime juice and cilantro at this point, or allow everyone to add to their own taste.

White Chicken Chili

This recipe was shared on Fat TuesdayIt’s a Keeper,  Gluten Free Wednesdays,   Slightly Indulgent TuesdaySugar Free Sundays, My Meatless Monday, Melt In Your Mouth Monday, Make Your Own Monday, Real Food 101, Monday ManiaMix It Up Monday, Better Mom’s Monday Linky, Creative Corner, Things That Make You Say MMM, Sunday Night Soup NightTasty TuesdayHearth & Soul, Traditional Tuesdays

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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7 comments on “White Chicken Chili
  1. Swathi says:

    Delicious., my hubby likes chicken. This chili is easy to make too. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  2. Hi Tessa, this looks really super duper tasty! But I’m puzzled…..why are you giving margarine as an option for the oil? Butter is by far the best! (I have a personal vendetta against margarine :) Thanks for sharing this with Sunday Night Soup Night, look forward to seeing you again soon!

  3. April Harris says:

    There are so many lovely vegetables in this recipe! It looks delicious, and the spices sound just perfect too.

  4. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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