Chicken and Bacon White Chili

I started making chicken and bacon white chili after a trip to Mexico that changed my life. I had spent two weeks exploring the country, sampling the local cuisine and being inspired by the flavors and ingredients. One of the dishes that stood out to me the most was a white chili with chicken, bacon, and a variety of spices. The combination of flavors was so unique and delicious that I knew I had to recreate it at home.

When I got back to the States, I set out to make my own version of the white chili I had sampled in Mexico. I used chicken and bacon as the base and added a variety of spices to give it the flavor profile I remembered. I was amazed at how much flavor I was able to get out of the dish, and my friends and family were just as impressed.

Since then, I’ve experimented with different types of ingredients and spices to come up with my own unique version of chicken and bacon white chili. I’ve added corn, oregano, garlic, and paprika to give it extra flavor, and you can even add a bit of sour cream and cilantro to give it a creamy, fresh finish. My chili has become a staple at family gatherings and potlucks, and it’s always a hit!

This version of white chili is easy to make and full of flavor. The combination of chicken, bacon, spices, and beans make for a comforting meal that everyone will love. With just 20 minutes of prep time and under an hour to cook, you can have this delicious Chicken and Bacon White Chili on the table in no time!

Chicken and Bacon White Chili

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Recipe by Recipe Wonderland Contributors Course: Appetizers, Quick Recipes, Soup RecipesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Chicken and bacon white chili is a simple dish that can be made with a few basic ingredients and is sure to be a hit at any dinner table. The combination of chicken, bacon, and white beans provides a flavor that is both savory and hearty. The addition of various spices adds a delicious depth of flavor to the chili. The creamy white sauce ties all the flavors together, creating a dish that is both filling and comforting.

Ingredients

  • 1 1 onion (diced)

  • 8 strips 8 bacon (chopped into small pieces)

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic (minced)

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive oil

  • 1 tsp 1 ground cumin

  • 1 tsp 1 oregano

  • 1 tsp 1 paprika

  • 3 cups 3 cooked chicken cut into bite size pieces

  • 4 cans 4 white beans

  • 4 cups 4 low sodium chicken broth

  • 3 cups 3 frozen corn kernels

Directions

  • Heat a large pot over medium high heat then add the onions and bacon pieces followed by a pinch of salt. Cook for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until the veggies are soft and browned.
  • Add garlic, cumin, oregano, and paprika and stir for another minute until fragrant. Add olive oil if needed to fry everything together nicely.
  • Add the cooked chicken pieces to the pot along with canned beans, stock, pepper flakes if using them, corn kernels (turn off heat) stir everything together gently until combined then bring the chili to a simmer over low heat with lid slightly open.
  • Let it simmer uncovered for another 35 minutes or longer if desired adjusting seasoning as needed would be delicious too – there should be plenty of liquid left but if it seems overly thick you can add more stock/water while cooking depending on your tastes preference.
  • Serve warm, and enjoy!

Notes

  • To make it a bit spicier you can add jalapenos!

Chicken and bacon white chili is a tasty and hearty dish that is sure to please the whole family. It combines the flavors of chicken, bacon, white beans, and various spices to create a unique and flavorful chili. The dish has a creamy white sauce that lends itself to a variety of toppings and additions.

It is a great way to enjoy a warm meal on a cold night, as it is both filling and comforting. It is also a great option for meal prepping, as it can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for later use.

This one pot Chicken & Bacon White Chili is sure to become an instant family favorite! It’s flavorful yet simple enough that anyone can make it without much fuss — a perfect weeknight dinner solution for busy households! Serve this hearty meal with a side salad or some warm crusty bread for a cozy comfort meal any day of the week!

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