White Chicken Chili topped with mozzarella cheese
White chicken chili is a tasty and easy one pot meal idea. Steps 1 and 2-5 match the instructions on the back of the White Chicken Chili seasoning mix that I like to use. The ingredients in steps 2 and 6-11 are optional. I sometimes add some (frozen) corn as well but I didn’t have any at this time.
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- Heat a large pot and add 1 tablespoon of oil.
- Add 1/2 of a large white onion (diced). Saute the onions for a few minutes until they’re browned and take on a translucent sheen.
- Add 5-6 generous strips of chicken tenderloin that has been cut into small pieces. Stir and cook with onions until browned.
- Add 1 can of undrained cannellini beans (or other white beans of your choice) to the pot and stir.
- Add 1 cup water. Turn up heat until it is boiling then lower the heat for a slower simmer.
- Add diced celery to the pot and stir. I used 4 celery stalks this time but sometimes I use more.
- Add 6 diced sweet peppers to the pot and stir.
- Add potatoes cut into smaller pieces to ensure they do not take too long to cook. I used 12 small potatoes this time since that’s what I had on hand.
- Add 1 diced roma tomato or 1/4 of a large beefsteak tomato to the pot.
- Add a 12 oz bag of frozen corn, stir and wait until everything in the pot boils.
- Lastly, add one package of the White Chicken Chili seasoning mix to the pot and stir to mix everything well. (If you prefer a stronger taste you may want to use another package of the seasoning mix especially if you added all of the above ingredients.) Continue cooking on a low simmer until the potatoes have softened. If it looks like a very chunky mixture that’s okay because it should become a little bit soupy from all of the additional vegetables simmering in the pot.
- Serve alone or with rice, shredded mozzarella cheese and tortilla chips (we love these Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Tortilla Chips). You can also serve it topped with slices of avocado which is how we ate the leftovers the next day.