Chef Renee Schuler's recipe for White Chicken Chili

(FOX19) - Chef Renée Schuler's recipe for White Chicken Chili is a great dish for easy entertaining!

Recipe for White Chicken Chili:


15 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed


15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed


onion, chopped

1 stick


¼ cup

flour, all purpose

1 cup

chicken broth or stock

1 cup

half and half

1 teaspoon

chili powder

½ teaspoon

ground cumin


4oz cans green chilies, chopped

24 ounces

diced or pulled cooked chicken (about 3 cups)

½ cup

sour cream

Yield: serves 4-6


  • In heavy bottomed soup pot sauté onions in butter over medium heat.
  • Once soft reduce heat to low and sprinkle flour over sautéed onions, stir to combine.
  • Cook flour in onions, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes.
  • Remove pot from heat, gradually add chicken broth and half & half whisking constantly.
  • Bring mixture to a simmer, let cook for 7 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in chili powder, cumin, and season with salt and pepper, (if using canned broth, be sparse with salt until closer to the end of cooking time)
  • Add beans, chilies, and chicken.  Stir together carefully so as not to break up the beans, and simmer for 20 minutes over low heat.  Do not let chili boil.
  • Stir in sour cream, adjust seasoning with additional salt, pepper or hot sauce to taste

Serve with some or all of the following toppings: shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, diced tomatoes, pickled jalapenos, bottled hot sauce, chopped cilantro and green onions.

Round out the meal with tortilla chips and salsa, a green salad and dessert.


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