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White Chili for 2

This chili for two goes over especially well on a cool night. We're racing fans, and I'm frequently asked to bring this dish to the races. I'm happy to do so, because I enjoy it, too. I just double or triple the recipe. —Carol Swainston, Sheridan, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a skillet, saute the onions, jalapeno and garlic in 1-1/2 teaspoons butter until crisp-tender. Add the sage, cumin and ginger; cook for 1 minute. Add chicken; cook and stir until lightly browned.
  • In a small saucepan, melt remaining butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add the broth and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Add beans. Pour over chicken mixture. Cook over medium heat until heated through. Sprinkle cheese on each serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 418 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1243mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 11g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • Mary
    Jan 14, 2017

    This is the best white chili recipe I have tried! The cumin, sage, and ginger are an excellent and unique addition. The only things I changed were to use 2 T. diced yellow onion(didn't have green onions) and lessen the Jalapeno to 1 tsp. and then added 2 T. each of red, yellow and orange bell peppers; makes it colorful as well. Delicious!

  • DianeScrapsAlot
    Feb 18, 2013

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  • pam4290
    Nov 1, 2011

    I have made this recipe as is time and time again and it is so good everytime.