January 29, 2023

White Chicken Chili - A creamy version

Is a really crappy, quick, low quality photo snapped on my phone really quickly better than no photo at all?


I thought I had this recipe on An American Housewife long ago... it was only after I made it this weekend that I did a quick check and didn't see it.  I had just loaded my bowl full of the white chicken chili when I checked; it wasn't there.  I could have taken a nice picture of my bowl full - placed on the wooden dining table - looking really yummy and inviting (because it was) but you guys... I was so hungry!  I just couldn't get myself to care enough to take 1 minute longer to take a nice photo.

I ate my chili.  Went back for seconds - snapped this photo above as I ladled it into the bowl - and that was good enough for me.

I swear I put this one here at some point in the past but sometimes google doesn't catch all the pages in its searches so here it is again.


Creamy White Chicken Chili

2 T butter or oil
1 med onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
fresh minced garlic
2 lb. chicken (either ground or diced pieces)
1 T cumin
1 T chili powder
1 t oregano
salt and pepper to taste
3 small cans green chilies, diced
1 can, rinsed and drained black soy beans (for keto chili) or regular black beans for non-low carb
1 c chicken broth
1 c heavy cream
8 oz. cream cheese
1-2 T fresh lime juice

Cook the onions and green pepper in the butter or oil until translucent and soft.  Add the garlic (1-4 teaspoons depending on much you like).  Cook 1 minute more.  Add your chicken pieces and cook until they are done (about 8 minutes should do it).  Add in the spices.  Stir.  Add the green chilies and beans if you are using any; add the broth and heavy cream.

Cut the cream cheese into pieces and add, simmering and stirring until they are melted.  Add about 2 T fresh lime juice - I never measure, I just squeeze and sometimes it's probably closer to 3 T.  Simmer on low until you serve it.  Don't let it boil since it has cream in it.

Serve as is, or sprinkle with some shredded cheddar on top or even some cilantro.

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