White Chili


What You Will Need:

2          TB                    Butter

2          c.                     Onions

2         tsp.                  Garlic (minced)

2          c.                     Chicken (cooked and chopped)

8          c.                     Water or Chicken Stock

2         tsp.                  Cilantro (fresh and chopped)

1          can                  Great Northern Beans

¼         tsp.                  Ground Cloves

¼         tsp.                  White Pepper (or Cayenne)

1/2      tsp.                    Salt

1          c.                     Rice (cooked)

2         TB                    Flour

½         c.                     Water


What You Do:

1. Saute the Onion in the Butter for 5 – 8 min.

2. Add the Garlic and cook for 3 more minutes.

3. Add the Chicken, Liquid, Beans, Cilantro and seasonings.

4. Bring to a Boil and add the Rice.

5. Bring it down to a simmer

6. Make a slurry from the Water and Flour and add to soup.


The Low Down:

This is a very easy soup to make and it is packed with a lot of different flavors you might not be expecting.  I use to serve this in my restaurant and everyone who tried it loved it. 


What you won’t be expecting is the taste of the cloves.  I don’t love cloves but they add a nice warmth to the soup that you don’t find just anywhere.  This soup is good in the winter or summer.


*You make the slurry by whisking the flour into the warm water slowly so as not to make any lumps.


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