This recipe took 1st place at my mother-in-law’s Chili Cook-off a couple years ago. There were 7 contestants and the only recipe to use chicken instead of beef won 1st place… YAHTZEE! I consider this a ‘semi-homemade’ recipe due to the McCormick’s seasoning packet, but HEY! A WIN is a WIN! Am I right? 🙂
It’s a must try for lazy cooks because it’s fool proof,… it comes out delicious every time!
Fall 2016 at my mom-in law’s Chili Cookoff/Harvest Party. I won a trophy 😀
Begin by dicing pre-cooked chicken, onion and garlic.
Saute diced onion and then add minced garlic for the last minute so it doesn’t burn.
Add pre-cooked chicken and salt and cook for a few minutes until it’s warmed through.
Then add the undrained can of tomatoes and beans, chicken broth or water, and entire contents of the seasoning packet. Use chicken broth instead of water for better flavor.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. At the end use salt and pepper as needed.
And here you have a big comfy pot of white chicken chili.
Oh… and don’t forget the “Fixins!”
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food, and warmth.”
– Edith Sitwell
White Chicken Chili
- 1 package McCormick White Chicken Chili Seasoning Mix
- 2 cups shredded Rotisserie Chicken or Perfect Baked Chicken
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 small diced Onion
- 1 teaspoon minced Shallot or Garlic
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Chicken Broth or Water
- 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced Tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (15.5 oz.) White Beans, (Cannellini or Great Northern), undrained
In a dutch oven or large pot heat oil over medium heat. Sauté diced onion until soft and fragrant and then add minced garlic and cook for one minute longer. Add pre-cooked chicken and salt and cook until warmed through. Stir in seasoning packet, chicken broth, tomatoes (undrained) and beans (undrained). Stir continuously until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until thickened about 10 minutes. Salt and pepper as needed.
Serve with Fritos, shredded cheese, sour cream and diced green onions.
Makes 6 servings.
Yes you should call it “Award Winning” White Chicken Chili!! It’s delicious!
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Thanks mom in law