White Chili

White Chili

Thick and creamy white chili with great northern beans, chicken, and corn!

Yield: 

6-8 servings

Ingredients: 

1 (16 oz.) bag Great Northern Beans, pre-soaked
1 large chicken breast, whole or cubed
1 cup medium salsa
1 (14.5 oz) can corn, drained
1 large onion, diced
Salt, pepper, cumin to taste
8 ounces (2 cups) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Sour Cream, for serving
Tortilla Chips, for serving (optional)
Fresh cilantro, for serving (optional)

Instructions: 

1. In a large stockpot, cover beans with just enough water to cook them in. Add chicken breast and let simmer for one hour, covered. Be sure to check on the amount of water that is covering the beans. If it gets too low, add another cup of water.

2. Add salsa, corn, onion and spices to the pot. Simmer for another 30 minutes, or until beans are tender.

3. Turn off your burner, add cheese, and allow chili to sit for at least 10 minutes. Stir to ensure that the cheese has melted.

4. Serve with sour cream and chips for dipping.

White chili
White Chili
Additional Notes: 

This recipe and the smaller photo were submitted by guest chef Nicole Seitler! She created this recipe herself and says it's their family's favorite meal! :)

Preparation Time: 

10 minutes

Cooking Time: 

2 hours (approx.)

Tammy's Review: 

This chili is easy and delicious!

White chili

Comments

I just ate this--it is delicious. Anyone who knows me will know that I am most picky about any chili I eat. However, I love bean soup! I throught this was almost like a combination of the two. It was delicious!

Rating: 
5

This is an excellent recipe. It's so cheap to make, and really healthful! I loved the corn in it, too.

The only thing I would change about this recipe is not putting the cheese in the soup to melt. It made the bowls and spoons REALLY difficult to wash afterwards. Instead, I think I will just let everyone sprinkle cheese on top of their bowl.

Really good chili. :D

Rating: 
5

I had this the last time I visited Tammy and Joshua. Yummy and cheesy! I often am adding cheese to my soup, but this was perfect. :) It has a great texture and unique flavor. If you hate bland food this is your recipe.

Rating: 
5

My husband and I loved this chili. The Monterey Jack in it was wonderful. I tasted it before I put the cheese in, and it was just as good without it. Next time I think I'll serve it without the cheese the first night and serve the leftovers with the cheese for a different meal. This is a very delicious, versatile recipe.

Rating: 
5

I made this for a late Sunday lunch/dinner yesterday. My family thought it was delicious and I was elated over how inexpensive it was. It fed hubby, myself and our three young daughters a hearty lunch, with enough left over for a lighter lunch the next day! Last minute I realized my only onion was rotten, so I subbed with onion powder...turned out fine!

Rating: 
5

It is very very good. I added garlic powder and more pepper and salt. It is a "make again" in this house! I like to use dry beans but I don't have very many good recipes. This was just perfect! Thanks
Shorty

Rating: 
5

This is a very yummy, filling chili that's so simple to make. I used 2 cups frozen corn rather than canned, as that's what we had on hand. Even my picky brother who doesn't normally like chili liked this one! Great with cornbread.

Rating: 
5

This is so easy and delicious. I had never heard of white chili before. We always have the traditional beef, beans, and tomatoes. This one has won a place at the table! I did use my crock pot instead of the stove top. I have issues with scorched beans when I cook on the stove. I boiled my water before I added it to the crock to speed up things. So it took about 4 hours total from start to finish on high. My whole family enjoyed it.

Rating: 
5

This was a very tasty and easy recipe. Never being able to follow a recipe as it's written (usually becuase I'm using what I have on hand!), I used half Great Northern beans and half pinto beans, with co-jack cheese instead of Monterey Jack--it still tasted great. Next time I'll use HOT salsa for some extra spiciness!

Rating: 
5

One week when I needed to make a chicken meal and this one caught my eye while I browsed. Several of the children just raved about this, though my mother thought the salsa gave it a bit too much of a tomato flavor. We decided next time we'd just spice it up with our own blend of peppers. It's definitely a keeper for us.

Rating: 
5

As Chef Gordon Ramsay would say, this is just good, honest food! Such a simple, delicious recipe for a good hot meal when you are in a hurry. I didn't have everything on hand, so here's what I did. I also added some of my own personal flair to it :)

I used three cans of Great Northern beans that I rinsed thoroughly. I added a small can of diced chilis and a teaspoon or so of cumin. I didn't have any chicken but had some leftover sun dried tomato flavored turkey breast which I tore into bits. I heated it all in the slow cooker for about 4 hours and served it in some sourdough bread rounds that I hollowed out to make bowls.

Rating: 
5

I love the corn in this chili. I ate so much of this and I don't like to eat leftovers...but I ate this for lunch & dinner for a few days in a row :) I followed the recipe to a T.

Rating: 
5

Made this yesterday. Didn't have any corn. And I used cheddar cheese. I'll definitely make this again!

Rating: 
5

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