Cool or rainy days are perfect opportunities to make this EASY White Chicken Chili Recipe. If you’re looking for a good and healthy dinner option – here it is! It’s nothing fancy or difficult (which is why I love it) – but it does require a McCormick White Chicken Chili seasoning packet. This is one of my Top 10 Favorite recipes because it’s cheap, easy, filling, and the whole family loves it.
NOTE: Chicken can be substituted with ground turkey for another healthy option. See the pic above!
White Chicken Chili:
- McCormick White Chicken Chili Packet
- 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast cut into 1/2″ cubes
- 1 Cup Water
- Can of Great Northern Beans
- Can of Corn, drained (Optional)
- Can of Ro-tel or salsa(Optional)
- Toppings: Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream, cilantro, other fancy stuff
- Water Note: If you add the rotel/salsa, you won’t need a full cup of water – because of the extra liquid. Just start with a 1/2 cup!
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in BIG skillet just until no longer pink. (Make sure you start with a BIG skillet, because this meal is really going to get a lot larger) Stir in seasoning packet, water and beans. If you want to add the rotel and corn option, now’s the time to do that too!
Bring to a boil, then cover. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or longer, stirring occasionally – let it thicken up the way you want it.
Total Cooking Time: About 15 – 20 Minutes. Serves 4, or 6 if you add in the extra ingredients.
BIG FAMILY OPTION:
My family of 6 eats this stuff like it’s going out of style. Adjustments I make to it go further: I use (2) cans of beans, 1 1/2 packets of seasoning and a little more chicken. I also serve ours with tortillas and shredded cheese and other taco fixings, to help fill everyone up even more. Keep in mind that you’ll need even LESS liquid if you plan to spoon onto tortillas.
If I serve this in a bowl, like traditional chili, I make sure to buy Ritz crackers, as they add some nice sweetness to an otherwise spicy dish.
My husband likes it as leftovers with tortilla chips while he watches football – so you might just want to make enough to have extras for the weekend!
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