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White Chili January 28, 2010

Filed under: Recipes — Detra @ 6:28 pm

Okay, this is one of those recipes that I am known for – my white chili!  I started with a recipe given to me from a friend and then made it my own.  Here is my version:

White Chili


Cooking spray

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup chopped onion – I had kids going crazy tonight while I was making it and I totally forgot about the onions and it still turned out great

2 cooked chicken breast halves, diced and/or shredded – I like to do a little bit of both

3 cans (16 oz. each) Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed (I like to smash some of them to make it more of a chili consistency)

1 large can (7 oz.) green chiles

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

1 can (16 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbsp. chili powder – I prefer Tone’s chili powder (I always get the giant size at Sam’s) – some chili powders have almost a sweetness to them which I don’t like, Tone’s does not

1 tsp. (to 1 Tbsp.) cumin

salt and pepper to taste


1. Spray Dutch oven with cooking spray – saute onions and garlic until onions are clear.

2. Add remaining ingredients and cook on medium heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

The boys and I like to eat our chili with Fritos and cheese.  My husband likes crackers and hot sauce in his.  To each his own. 


One Response to “White Chili”

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