White Chicken Chili

Recipe by Sky Hostess

The original recipe comes from Lewis & Clark's in St. Louis. I asked them for the recipe and they gave it to me! I have modified it a little bit over the years to make it a little easier and less time consuming. This chili gets rave reviews from everyone that has tried it. I served it at Bunco one night along with another kind of soup. There was barely enough of this leftover for my husband to have one bowl! I have also found that you can put alot less cheese than the recipe calls for and it is still good - however, you can never have too much cheese! Can you? It is best to make it a day or two ahead of time and just reheat and serve. The longer it sits the better it gets! It is great on a cold night with cornbread or hot crusty bread.

Top Review by Cuestick

Very tasty chili! I was in a bit of an impromptu position on this recipe and it still came out great. Had a small smoked whole chicken in the freezer that I picked clean for the meat. The smokiness was a nice addition but certainly not necessary. I had a banana pepper in the fridge so I cut that up instead of the two cans of mild chili peppers. I didn't have the proper amount and type of cheese so I use about 4 oz. of Colby Jack cheese cubes and about 4 oz. of Cheddar i had on hand. And finally, i used to cans of great northern beans and one can of pinto. All these changes and this still made the family (even the kids) very happy on a cold winter's night. We'll be making this again and sharing it with friends. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup or stock pot saute onion in olive oil until translucent.
  2. Add garlic, chilies, cumin, cayenne pepper, and oregano. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add chicken stock and chicken breasts. Cook until chicken is tender, approximately 15-20 minutes. Remove chicken from the pot and shred chicken with fork.
  4. Return chicken to pot and add the great northern beans and cheese. Simmer until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve with garnishes of sour cream and chopped jalapeno peppers.
  6. Enjoy!

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