Friday, October 5, 2012

White Chicken Chili for Football Watching Weekends

I am linking this post with Kelly's Korner "show us your life series" and am happy to be focusing on one of my favorite pastimes - tailgating. Specifically, tailgate food. I have shared some other great tailgate recipes here and here, but this recipe for White Chicken Chili is perfect for those chilly game days, when something hot is needed to warm you up. This is also a great meal on cold fall or winter days, when you are cozy at home, watching football on television.

This recipe is quick to put together and is easy enough that you can make it in the morning, before you head out to the game. It doesn't need to cook for hours to still have a lot of great flavor. It will stay hot at the game by placing it in a large thermos.

Recipe for White Chicken Chili

1 T canola oil

1 medium onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 cups chicken broth

2 15 oz cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1 15 oz cans navy beans, drained and rinsed

3 cups diced Rotisserie chicken meat

1 4 oz can diced green chilies

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp oregano

salt and pepper to taste

Shredded Monterey Jack cheese and sliced green onions for garnish

Heat oil over medium heat in dutch oven or heavy saucepan. Add onion and garlic. Cook 2-3 minutes. Process one cup chicken broth and one can cannellini beans in a blender until smooth. Add to onion and garlic mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat to low. Simmer 20-30 minutes. Garnish with shredded cheese and green onions.

We will be cheering on the Spartans and the Wolverines this weekend. Lots of football and family time to look forward to. Have a wonderful weekend :-)


Also linking this post with these friends this week :-)

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And more recipe link ups I find.


  1. Looks delicious...perfect for a fall weekend lunch:)

  2. Yum!! Easy and nutritious and iron rich, I'm sure, from the beans. I'm printing and saving this perfect Oregon rainy day recipe.

  3. Okay, so I have leftover roasted chicken! I need to make this! Thanks for a great, easy recipe! Ann

  4. I have to make some white chilli, I love this recipe.

    Funnily enough, every time I start to make it, I have missing ingredients, and it ends up red

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  5. Oh, my...this looks and sounds sooo good. I just may make this for tomorrow...I am to bring a soup to our home fellowship gathering. This would be perfect, I think.

  6. O, I meant to ask...what are cannellini beans and would I find them in the canned bean section...or do you buy them dry and cook them?

  7. Well, shoot..looking back and recipe I see the beans ARE canned...thanks.

  8. Looks yummy! Will try this now that cooler weather has set in. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  9. Yum. I cannot eat red chili so this would be something I would love to try.

  10. Your recipe looks delicious! I'd appreciate it if you'd add a link back to my party as well. Thanks!

  11. Hi Vicki,
    This looks like a great chili that we would really enjoy.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

  12. This is perfect. I'm doing a cleanse and I can have one "real" meal a day - this is perfect.

    April @ 100lb Countdown

  13. YUM! This looks delicious and perfect for the chilly months! I will have tp try your recipe sometime :) Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!


  14. This white chicken chili looks perfect for a cold day. I pinned it! Thank you for stopping by and linking up with Saturday Dishes.

    Diane Roark

  15. I am featuring this delicious looking chicken recipe today at

    Diane Roark

  16. Sounds delicious! I love white chicken chili! Pinning.
    Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes!


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