Sunday, December 4, 2011


I know, another chicken recipe.  Hold onto your hat - this is good  AND it's quick BECAUSE you can be sneaky and get a roaster from your grocery store already cooked.  With all that has to be done this time of year and, the weather cool to downright cold, I think this recipe will earn its keep.    


There are white chicken chili recipes out there, but I BEGGED for this one from the cooks at Southern Seasons in Chapel Hill, NC.  They had to give it to me.  I was there every day eating it, ordering it, making my friends try it, sticking a spoonful in their face "Here, try this, you're gonna love it".   I was their biggest fan.  They saw my face coming around the corner and they already had it ladeled up for me.  I tried breaking down the flavors to make it without having them divulge the secret, but something was missing.  So I asked loudly and they handed it over.   It is quick and it is good.  I will say you can change it up a little bit and not use all that heavy cream and make it more soupy and use a lower fat milk.  I make much larger batches of this and use a whole roaster chicken from Costco, more beans and more everything.   I am happy to share this with you thing. 

Southern Season's White Chicken Chili

Whole Chicken Breast seasoned with salt, pepper, and cumin.  Bake at 350 degrees until done (or use a roaster already cooked). 
1 Red Onion, medium dice
1/2 Cup jalapenos (chopped)
2 Cans Great Northern Beans
1 qt. Heavy Cream
1/2 qt. Milk
1/2 tsp. Cayenne
1 bunch cilantro
  • Saute red onions and jalapenos in a little olive oil in a large stew pot
  • Dice chicken into bite-sized pieces and add to vegetables
  • Add beans and cream and hold to a low simmer for 1 hour (this can be adjusted). Add cilantro and cayenne - Ready to serve.
                                            Grab a bowel & enjoy ~ Debi


  1. Jeeez. Sounds like a killer recipe! And great for the cold winter months ahead. I'd probably try it in the crock pot though... just because I am a lazy cook.

  2. Yippy! I was just at Costco and saw cans of white chicken chili and almost got it but now, thanks to you, I can save the money and whip this up! Thanks, friend! xo

  3. Another recipe that I am sure I can do and not mess it up. I have actually been looking for a good white chili that wasn't complicated! THANKS again for sharing!! You've become a great 'resource' for some good recipes!!! Enjoy your Sunday!!

  4. This sounds easy as well as delicious. I need a new chili recipe and I think I just found it :-). I hope you have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

  5. mmmm this sounds great ... I might just have to pass this on to my mother and get her to make me some of this. Thanks for this great dinner idea!

  6. Sounds great! Because I'm such a dolt, I've got questions..... fresh jalapenos or the sliced kind in the jar?.... drain the beans?

  7. I've seen this recipe and sooo want to try it!!! Maybe tonight, with the snowfall it would certainly be a 'chilly' night on the Ponderosa!

    God bless and have a great day!!! :o)

  8. I love chicken so thank you for this recipe, and the cost of chicken is fairly resonable. Richard

  9. I love White chicken chili and this sounds like a great recipe.


  10. Chicken recipe is always interest for me. This one above is simple and clear recipe. Thank you for share with us. Honey Joys