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White Chili With Salsa

This white chili recipe is spicy with a hot salsa, then mellowed a bit with Monterrey Jack cheese. Ground chicken and cannellini beans are the main ingredients, making this a delicious chili alternative to the classic ground beef and red beans.
 

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The Recipe:
Serves 4

Ingredients for White Chili:

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 1 large garlic clove, minced

  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 3/4 tsp oregano

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

  • 1/2 to 1 whole jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced

  • 1/2 cup salsa (medium or hot)

  • 1 - 15 oz can of cannellini white beans, juice drained

  • 4 cups chicken stock (or 2 - 14 oz cans)

  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese

See just how easy it is to make white chill. 

Preparation for white chilli:

In a heavy stock pot, heat vegetable oil over medium high heat.  Stir in onions and garlic.  Saute until translucent.  Mix in ground chicken, stirring and breaking it up with a wooden spoon.  When chicken is cooked (about 5-10 minutes), add cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and black pepper.  Stir in seasonings.  Then add salsa, cannellini beans and chicken stock.  Bring to a boil then turn heat down to simmer the chili for about 20 minutes.  Stir in Monterrey Jack cheese and turn off heat.

Garnish with sour cream and chopped spring onions.   


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Enjoy!

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