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White Chili

White Chili

100 Ratings
100 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 10 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Looking for a new twist on chili? Try this white chili with chicken and milk and you're in for a treat.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups white beans (cooked*)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 red pepper (chopped)
  • 1 onion (large, chopped)
  • 1 chopped green chili (can adjust to taste)
  • 3 garlic (cloves, minced)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 2 cups milk, low-fat (1%)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 3/4 pound chicken (cooked and cubed)
  • 6 corn tortillas (toasted and cut into 1 inch squares)

Directions

1. Sauté peppers and onion in olive oil.

2. Add green chili, garlic, spices and chicken broth. Simmer for 20 minutes.

3. Add milk, cooked beans, and cooked chicken. Allow to thicken before adding cilantro. Heat through.

4. Top chili with crisp tortillas before serving.

Notes

*See our recipe to learn how to cook beans.

Learn more about:

Source:

The Bold and Beautiful Book of Bean Recipes
Washington State WIC Program

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/10 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 208
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 96 mg
Carbohydrates 30 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 15 g
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Calcium 152 mg
Iron 4 mg
Potassium 677 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 208
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 2 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 6 mg
Cholesterol 16 mg
Carbohydrates 30 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 5 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 15 g
Minerals
Calcium 152 mg
Potassium 677 mg
Sodium 96 mg
Copper 286 mcg
Iron 4 mg
Magnesium 72 mg
Phosphorus 240 mg
Selenium 7 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 83 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.3 mg
Vitamin B12 0.3 mcg
Vitamin C 34 mg
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 8 mcg
Folate 75 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 3 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/2 cups
Grains 1/2 ounces
Protein Foods 2 ounces
Dairy 1/4 cups

Write a review

I used canned beans and it was very good. I might add corn next time for added texture.
06/22/18
I used canned beans(3 1/2 cups) instead. I also substituted basically for oregano and I did not put green chili in it, I also used for mini red peppers instead of the bell. I thought it tasted good and will make it again.
04/12/18
I have used this recipe twice now. Most of the young people said they don't eat chili when we started. Preparation was fun for them and they loved it. Not a drop was left over.
07/05/12
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