H.A.’s White Chili


This was created for a Trail party in Canada. I served two Chilis one red and one white. It was the first time I had made a white chili but it was very good.  This recipe serves 10


  • 8 large chicken breasts or mix of dark and light boneless chicken
  • 1 medium onion, peeled &quartered
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and sliced Garlic, raw
  • water to cover
  • 1 1/4 cups roughly chopped onions Onions, raw
  • 2 Tbs butter/margarine / oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped Garlic, raw
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery Celery, raw
  • 4 16 oz cans great northern beans or cannellini beans, drained and 1 can is mashed
  • 3 4.5 oz cans chopped green chilles
  • 1 14 oz can chicken broth, may be more Soup, chicken broth, canned, prepared with equal volume water, commercial
  • 1 Tbs cumin Spices, cumin seed
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves Spices, cloves, ground
  • 1 tsp chili powder Spices, chili powder
  • 2 tsp oregano Spices, oregano, ground
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard Spices, mustard dry
  • 1 cup half and half, or as needed
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne or to taste.
  • lime juice Lime juice, raw
  • cilantro Cilantro (Chinese parsley), raw


Step 1

Place chicken ,1/2 cup of onions in enough water to cover. Poach until tender in a covered pan about 15 minutes. Remove and then reduce liquid to 1/2. Cut into bite-size pieces and set aside.

Step 2

Melt butter in skillet. Add garlic, remaining onions and celery. Saute til tender but not brown.

Step 3

In a large Dutch oven , stir in the chicken, reduced poaching liquid,celery mixture, beans ,remaining ingredients up to but not the half and half. Simmer for about 1 hour stirring often and adding more chicken broth if needed

Step 4

Add half and half to create a good chili consistency. Taste, adjust seasonings and add cayenne to taste.

Step 5

Just before serving add lime juice again to taste . Top with chopped cilantro if you like it


Average Member Rating

(0 / 5)

0 5 0
Rate this recipe

0 people rated this recipe

Related Recipes:
  • Peanut Butter Meatballs

  • Guacamole In Cherry Tomatoes

  • Garlic Feta Cheese Spread

  • Grapefruit and cranberries

  • Fritosburgers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *