I had a recipe that I was planning on making this week for white chicken chili. Then I stopped by Melanie’s blog, Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. Melanie has never led me astray. I have always been pleased with any recipe that I have tried from her. Melanie had a post on there for Creamy White Chili. Melanie is a huge fan of white chili and has made several different recipes. However this is what she said about this recipe, “It is no exaggeration to say that this recipe makes it to the very top of that list.” So I decided to scrap the other recipe for now and give Melanie’s recipe a try.
My husband was turning his nose up at the dish when I placed it in front of him. He’s a very picky eater. After he tasted the chili, he said he was presently surprised at how good it was. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get my 8 year old son to eat it. He’s a clone of my husband. Oh well, maybe next time he might give it a try. The rest of us absolutely loved it. This was great served along side a piece of cornbread. Tomorrow, I’ll share with you my secret for making honey butter to top you cornbread. Thanks again Melanie for another winning recipe.
Creamy White Chili
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch cubes
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp oil (I used olive oil)
- 2 cans (15½ oz each) Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14½ oz) chicken broth
- 2 cans (4 oz each) chopped green chilies (According to Melanie if you like less kick, add just one can. I only used one can and it was perfect for us.)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup whipping cream
- In a large saucepan, saute chicken, onion and garlic powder in oil until chicken is no longer pink.
- Add beans, broth, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and cream. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired. Serve immediately. Melanie said this is especially good served with tortilla chips. Makes about 5 servings.