Southwest White Chili

This chili is different from the standard tomato-based, beef and pinto bean combination and very delicious. 

S:W White Chili

Southwest White Chili
Yields 4
Using Northern or Cannelloni Beans gives this chili different from the typical pinto beans usually used.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  2. 11/2 lb free range boneless/skinless chicken, cut in cubes
  3. 1/4 cup chopped onion
  4. 1 cup chicken broth
  5. 1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilis
  6. 2 cans (15 oz) of white northern or cannelloni beans - do not drain
  7. 2 green onions, chopped - if desired
  8. Spice Blend (see below)
  9. Green Onion/Cilantro/Salsa/Avocado/Cheddar Cheese - Garnishes
  10. Spice Blend
  11. 1 tsp garlic powder
  12. 1 tsp ground cumin
  13. 1/2 tsp oregano leaves
  14. 1/8 tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
  15. 1/2 tsp cilantro leaves
  1. Heat oil in skillet over med-high heat. Add chicken and onions, cook 4-5 minutes.
  2. In saucepan, stir in broth, green chilies and spice blend. Add chicken/onion mixture. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in beans (do not drain.) Simmer 5 minutes. Top with desired garnishes, if desired.
  1. A portion of this meal can be prepped ahead of time and frozen. Cut up the chicken and place in a Ziploc bag, chop the onion and place in Ziploc bag, mix up the spice blend and place in a Ziploc bag - then place all three into a gallon Ziploc bag, label and freeze. To serve - thaw in refrigerator for 1-2 days and continue with rest of the recipe.
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Mix the Spice Blend

S:W White Chile - Spices Cut the chicken into cubes.  If I am freezing for future use I like to use a pitcher to hold my Ziploc bag which I can slide the chicken into.

S:W White Chili - Chicken

Gather the rest of the ingredients:

S:W White Chili - All ingredients