White Chicken Chili

Yet another crockpot recipe, but they’re so convenient. I’m making this for our work pot luck — I’m going to put everything in the crockpot, take it to work, and set it up in an empty office. By the time our late lunch gathering rolls around, it’ll be ready.

Mix in a slow cooker the following:

  • 1 large onion, chopped (about a cup)
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 can of chicken broth (about 14.5 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper sauce (like Tabasco or Texas Pete)

Add a pound and a half of boneless, skinless chicken thighs with obvious fat removed. (If you can only find boned, see below.) Cook on low heat for 4-5 hours.

Take the chicken out, shred it, and put it back into the pot. (If you need to remove bones now, you can.) Add 2 cans of great northern beans, rinsed and drained; 1 can of white shoepeg corn, drained; 3 Tablespoons of lime juice (or juice of one lime); and if you want, 2 Tablespoons of chopped cilantro. Continue cooking on low for 15-20 minutes, just enough to heat up the vegetables.

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4 Responses to “White Chicken Chili”

  1. David Oakes Says:

    This is also a great recipe to add a can of diced green chiles to, instead of the Tabasco.

  2. Lyle Says:

    Actually, if you think your co-workers could handle them, I’d recommend leaving the chicken bones. Since you’re cooking the chili slowly, there’s enough time for the bones to contribute some additional flavor and thickness. After four hours, the meat should fall off the bone anyway, making that task easier.

    This sounds like a crockpot recipe I’ll have to try at some point. It’s always nice to have something cooking all day and filling the house with the aroma of good food.

  3. Johanna Says:

    Very true. It’s a great recipe for improvisation. If you don’t like spicy flavors, you can use herbs instead of cumin and oregano and make a kind of stew.

  4. Crocodile Caucus » Chicken Pho Says:

    [...] I’ll be making a variation on Johanna’s White Chicken Chili. I’m using drumsticks instead of thighs and slow cooking them with the bone for additional [...]

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