The Pioneer Woman's White Chicken Chili makes a satisfying and comforting meal and is full of flavor.
We just love chili - and this hearty and satisfying dish puts a wonderful spin on a traditional chili recipe. You can make it as mild or as hot as you like, topping it with homemade guacamole and serving warm corn tortillas on the side to create a meal you'll want to cook over and over again.
This chicken chili also tastes great served with cornbread - this Jalapeño Skillet Cornbread tastes incredible and comes together in under half an hour!
What is white chicken chili?
Unlike traditional chili, this chili is made with white beans and chicken. They're mixed with an amazing blend of chicken broth, herbs and spices to produce a dish with just the right amount of heat for the whole family to enjoy. This recipe also includes milk, producing a lovely, creamy dish that really hits the spot on those cooler evenings!
An easy meal for a busy weeknight
The fact that this recipe is made with cooked chicken makes it ideal for those busy weeknights - you can simply throw it in, add the vegetables and leave everything bubbling away while you get on with other things!
You can either use chicken that you cooked earlier and saved, or you can simply grab a rotisserie chicken instead. Once all the ingredients are in the pot there's not much to do other than inhale all the wonderful aromas and look forward to dinner-time!
What sort of beans to use in white chicken chili
White beans are traditional, but feel free to experiment and find out what your family prefers! Pinto beans work well too, or you could even try chickpeas.
You can also try using canned beans instead of dried, which will require a much shorter cooking time - but there's something so satisfying about cooking your beans from scratch! The texture is definitely better, they add a lot of flavor... and the fact that dried beans are around a third of the price of canned makes them a great choice too!