Gourmet White Chicken Chili

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a wonderful chili recipe sure to please family or guests. I got this recipe from a friend who said this was truely the best white chili she had ever eaten.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain beans in a colander and rinse well.
  2. In a skillet cook onion in 2 tablespoons of butter over moderate heat until softened.
  3. In a 6-8 quart heavy kettle melt remaining 6 tablespoons of butter over moderate low heat and whisk in flour. Cool roux, whisking constantly, 3 minutes. STir in onion and gradually add broth and half and half, whisking constantly. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in tabasco sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, and white pepper. Add beans, chilies, chicken, and <Monteray Jack cheese and cook mixture over moderately low heat, stirring, 20 minutes. Stir in sour cream into chili.
  4. Garnish chili with coriander and serve with salsa.
Most Helpful

Great recipe! I made a few modifications though..I added two tablespoons of flour to oil and made a dark roux from it. I also added green pepper, onion, and celery so there was a bit of cajun flair to it. I did not add any cheese and sour cream. Instead, I garnished with chopped tomatoes and a bit of rice. It was a hit :-)

nupur.jindal July 05, 2009

I make this chili at least once a winter season. It is originally from the 1996 Epicurious magazine. Doubling the spices really perks this up quite a bit. My youngest son used to ask me to make this chili to sell at various high school fund raising events, and it was always a big hit.

Chuck_Roast December 26, 2007