This easy white chicken chili recipe is warm & cozy, perfectly seasoned for a comforting hearty meal. Made with bacon, poblano peppers, white beans, chicken broth and coconut milk loaded with your favorite toppings like blue corn chips, jalapenos, shredded cheese, avocados and cilantro, finished with a drizzle of cilantro oil.
Chili is one of our absolute favorite things to eat during the colder months, its warm, cozy and so hearty plus you get to load it with all your favorite toppings like nacho chips, Fritos, insane amounts of cheese, avocado, jalapenos… the list goes on.
This is an easy recipe anyone can make where dinner can be ready on the table in less than 45 minutes. To trim off some of the cooking time you can always pick up a rotisserie chicken from the store and shred it instead of buying chicken breasts and poaching them in the chili, this will save you a good 20 minutes plus you get the benefits of including some leg and thigh meat into the chili which is super tender and flavourful.
This white chicken chili is so flavorful. We start by cooking the bacon and adding our chopped poblano pepper, grated onion and grated garlic which flavor the base of our chili. From here we poach the chicken in chicken broth, diced tomatoes, white beans and spices. To finish the chili we add the coconut milk and a squeeze of lime juice and let it simmer which helps deepen the flavor of the chili.
To make it your own, add your favorite toppings, we like to make a topping bar and add things like shredded cheese, sliced green onions, sliced jalapenos, lime wedges, blue corn chips, fresh cilantro, avocado slices and our cilantro oil. You can add all kinds of fun toppings like sour cream, crispy bacon bits, Fritos, etc.
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