Rebecca's Favorite White Chili With Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I've adapted many versions to arrive at this. THE PICKY ONE claims it's her favorite dish. So here it always, feel free to modify heat levels! This recipe is easily halved or multiplied.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil. Saute onion, garlic, jalapeno & chicken until vegetables are soft. Add remaining ingredients & simmer uncovered 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Sprinkle on cornmeal to thicken. If it over thickens, add water or broth. Cook 5 minute Taste for seasoning. Stir in cream & serve. Garnish with scallions & cheese.
Most Helpful

Made this for dinner last is very simple to prepare and a bit different from the White Chicken Chili I usually make. However, my family noticed the difference and asked if I would add the missing spices next time. I did love what the cornstarch and cream did to the broth though, so I will try this recipe again with the addition of my missing spices. Made and reviewed for the Feb.-March 2010/Special Event Potluck Tag Game

Chef Buggsy Mate February 25, 2010

This recipe is a gem and a definite keeper. We loved the flavors and consistency. The spice amounts are absolutely perfect. The chili is excellent with the cheese and green onions sprinkled on top, so don't omit that step! I ended up using 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced pretty small (we prefer to have small bits instead of larger chunks of chicken in our soups/chili). I added about 3/4 cup of water towards the end. Also, I opted to add another tablespoon of the heavy cream. There is about one bowl of chili leftover and I'm sure we'll all be fighting over it for lunch today! Thanks for this GREAT recipe. Yum!! ~Made for the Nov. Aussie/NZ Swap~

LifeIsGood November 08, 2009

I'm rating this 4/5 stars just b/c it didn't pop. I halved the recipe and added a bit more of each spice, but still found it a little bland. I think once the flavour settles in overnight, it will be great tomorrow. Thanks for your recipe, it was a fabulous combo of ingredients, allowing me to use leftover things I didn't want to waste.

Chef Pollo June 19, 2008