White Chicken Chili

This past weekend we had our monthly date night at Lyceum. Our date nights usually consist of a Lyceum workout (couples vs couples or guys vs gals) with dinner afterwards. The colder weather made it a perfect excuse to have everyone bring their favorite pot of Chili to share. I typically don’t make Chili, but I didn’t want to take my stand-by Taco Soup. So, I had to start playing a bit in the kitchen with a healthy Chili recipe. Our family has tried this recipe a couple of times over the past week (yeah, we ate a lot of White Chicken Chili this past week…), and it is a winner at our house even with the kids. I don’t love my food super spicy but Jesse does, so I especially like how you can control the “spiciness” of this recipe with the cayenne pepper, Cholula sauce, and jalapeños.

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI – makes 8 servings
24 oz RAW chicken
2 garlic cloves
1 medium onion
1 can (or 2 cups) low-sodium chicken broth
2 cans Cannellini beans (white kidney beans)
1 can corn
1 small can diced green chiles
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
1/2 – 1 tsp cayenne pepper
Jalapeños (optional)
1 cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
mozzarella cheese

Cook chicken. In a pan, saute garlic and onion. In a large pot or crock pot, combine chicken, garlic and onion, broth, beans, corn, chiles, and spices (and jalapeños if desired). Cook thoroughly. Bring to a boil and simmer on stovetop or cook on low for 6 hours in crock pot. Stir in yogurt before serving. Top with mozzarella cheese and Cholula sauce if you want it spicier. Makes 8 servings. Each serving is 1 1/4 cups.

*For those who are curious about calories, one serving with 2 Tbsp mozzarella cheese is approximately 284 calories.

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2 thoughts on “White Chicken Chili

  1. Hi Trish, Loving your recipes!! This one calls for RAW chicken but then it says to cook it, then put it in the crock pot for several hours. Do you cook it before you put it in the crock pot? How are you guys? My marathon plans were cancelled when I pulled a muscle in my hip. I am doing pilates though and on the road to recovery. Danny has been traveling a ton and his workouts are spotty. Hope you guys are well. Thanks for the info! Valerie Petrie

    • Hi Valerie!! So great to hear from you! Yes, measure out the chicken RAW, then cook it, then put it in the crock pot (or pot on a stove) to warm thoroughly. It’s a good one 😉 Bummer about your hip!! Tell Danny hi for us! We are great – we just opened up our studio in Salt Lake City. Lyceum. If you are ever out this way, you will have to come see us!!

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