White Bean Chicken Chili

Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This is a warm and hearty chicken chili that is made in a slow-cooker. Sara Lee Chef Catherine DeOrio shared this recipe on the Today show and it looked perfect to have on a cold wintry night. She served this chili in a sour dough bread bowl.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in skillet over medium-heat. Add onions, garlic, coriander, cumin and oregano. Sauté until translucent and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add red peppers and sauté for 2 more minutes. Empty contents of skillet into slow cooker.
  3. Heat one tablespoon oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skillet (working in batches if necessary) and cook until it is no longer pink on the outside, about 5-7 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker.
  4. Add wine, chicken stock, green chilies, beans and white pepper to slow cooker and turn on to low. Cook for 6-7 hours.
  5. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with a fork. Return to slow cooker.
  6. Add cream, salt, and turkey sausage, turn cooking setting to high and remove lid or leave lid slightly ajar to let moisture escape. Cook until sauce is thickened, about 30-45 minutes.
  7. If a thicker chili is desired: Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water or stock for each cup of liquid. Add to slow cooker and mix. Allow sauce to thicken before serving.
  8. Serve in bread bowl and top with favorite garnishes.
  9. Tip: If you like your chili extra spicy, add diced jalapeño and sauté with onions before adding to the slow cooker.

Reviews

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Most Helpful

This was REALLY good ! I used white canelloni beans, just drained - since instructions did not say to rinse; Used red and green peppers, since that was what was frozen from last summer's garden; made a BIG crockpot full - needing no additional seasoning. I used the white wine to deglaze the pan after browning the chicken. I added just 2 TBSP cornstarch and 1 cup water to thicken slightly, but consistency was excellent. My only suggestion would be to list ingredients in order used, since it was a fairly long list, and several steps. Thanks Carol, for another chili recipe for winter nights.

NurseJaney March 17, 2008

YUM!!!! Super easy, great consistency and flavor. Perfect for feeding a hungry Sunday football crowd. Why can't everything be this simple???

galexis711 December 14, 2007

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