This rustic chicken dish has a hint of spice and the perfect texture to be a low-carb comfort food for those chilly autumn nights.
If you're in search of a comforting and delicious dish to warm your soul, look no further. This white chicken chili recipe is an absolute winner. Packed with savory flavors, it has a creamy texture and a touch of heat, making it the perfect choice for chilly evenings or any time you crave a bowl of comforting goodness. Let's dive right into the details of this delightful recipe.
Creamy White Chicken Chili
2 tbsp avocado oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup green chiles, diced
2 to 3 serrano or jalapeno peppers (adjust for your spice preference)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
8oz cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or use a Mexican blend)
2 1/2 cups shredded chicken (can use a rotisserie chicken)
1. Sauté the Aromatics: Heat 2 tablespoons of avocado oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the diced yellow onion and sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until the onion becomes soft and translucent.
2. Infuse with Flavor: Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. The aroma in your kitchen will be tantalizing.
3. Simmer the Base: Pour in the chicken broth, heavy cream, diced green chiles, serrano or jalapeno peppers, cumin, oregano, chili powder, smoked paprika, sea salt, and black pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer for about 40 minutes. You'll notice the soup reducing and thickening, creating a rich, flavorful base.
4. Creamy Magic: Lower the heat to low and stir in the cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese. Continue stirring until the cheese melts completely, and your chicken chili takes on a lusciously creamy texture.
5. Incorporate Shredded Chicken: Add the shredded rotisserie chicken to the pot and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
6. Serve and Customize: Ladle the creamy white chicken chili into bowls and serve it with your desired toppings. Whether you choose to garnish with lime wedges, sliced avocado, a dollop of sour cream, a few slices of jalapeno, or fresh cilantro, these additions will take your white chicken chili to the next level.
This white chicken chili is more than just a meal; it's a hearty bowl of comfort that's perfect for family dinners or gatherings with friends. With its creamy texture, bold flavors, and customizable toppings, it's bound to become a favorite in your household. So roll up your sleeves, give it a try, and savor the warmth and satisfaction of this delightful recipe. Enjoy!