Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili – A pleasant change from the traditional chili!

White Chicken Chili


1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, chopped
2 – 14 oz. cans chicken broth
1 – 4 oz. can chopped green chilies
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. dried oregano
1-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 – 14-1/2 oz. cans great northern beans, drained, divided
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Chopped jalapeno pepper


~In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook onion in oil for 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the chicken, chicken broth, green chilies, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.

~With a potato masher, mash one can of beans until smooth. Add to saucepan. Add remaining beans to saucepan. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until heated thoroughly.

~Top each serving with cheese and jalapeno pepper.

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