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Lori’s First Place White Bean Chicken Chili

Lori's First Place White Bean Chicken Chili

Lori’s First Place White Bean Chicken Chili – easy to put together, healthy, and full of flavor, this recipe has become a family favorite.

This is a cookoff-winning classic white chili recipe from Lori Simpkins. It’s low-fat, nutritious and full of flavor. Plus it’s easy to make, starting with a rotisserie chicken and using canned beans and broth from the pantry.

I used the rotisserie breast meat from Costco, even more of a shortcut. They sell it in about a 4-lb vacuum packed block right across from their rotisserie chickens. I made this with hot Sandia chiles, which I thought were just perfect. My son wanted his less spicy, so I came up with a simple variation – I made a standard white sauce and blended it in with the chili. So it turned this chili into a cream soup. Worked great. It became more of a rich comfort soup that was just right for him. (See photo below) You can do this with a lot of spicy soups – mix it with a white sauce and it tones down the heat while adding a rich flavor.

I think this might freeze well. I was going to try it, but … we just didn’t have any left to freeze.

Lori's First Place White Bean Chicken Chili
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken, skin discarded, meat chopped small (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 4-6 green onions or 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced green chiles
  • 2 15-oz cans Great Northern White Beans, drained
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • optional: 2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, sour cream, salsa
  1. In a Dutch Oven, heat oil. Cook onion and garlic until onions are tender.
  2. Add chicken, chiles, beans, broth, and oregano.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. If desired, serve topped with cheese, sour cream and salsa. Add Frank's Red Hot for an extra kick.

Lori's White Bean Chicken Chili - cream-style

Lori’s First Place White Bean Chicken Chili – cream-style is a variation on the flavorful and easy recipe that is basically blending the chili with a simple cream sauce. Voila! A whole new rich comfort soup!

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