The Dove's Nest White Chili

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is my favorite soup from a restaurant in Waxahachie, Texas called The Dove's Nest. The recipe comes from the restaurant's cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion.
  3. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened.
  4. Add the garlic.
  5. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  6. Do not brown.
  7. Add the tomatoes, tomatillos and jalapeno.
  8. Cook until the tomatillos are tender, stirring occasionally.
  9. Add the chicken stock, green chilies, chicken, oregano, cumin, cilantro, beans and lime juice.
  10. Cook until heated through, stirring frequently.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Ladle the chili into serving bowls.
  13. Serve garnished with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheese and fried tortilla strips.


Most Helpful

My husband and I love White Chili and this recipe is a good one. It has just the right blend of spices without overdoing it. I served it in big bowls over toasted tortilla chips and topped with shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Hearty, filling, and delicious Tex-Mex flavor. Thanks Bunkie.

ratherbeswimmin' January 08, 2004

This is the BEST White Chili recipe. I have been making it for years. Always a crowd-pleaser!

apannes October 24, 2013

Loved this wonderful, tasty soup. I made half a recipe and it was perfect for the two of us. I used fresh tomatillos from the garden. one serrano with half the seeds, Rotel, 2 chicken breasts, more broth, and lots of cilantro. Let it simmer for an hour, YUM!

adopt a greyhound September 20, 2012

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