Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another vote for Lori's White Chicken Chili...YES!

Thanks to Ann of Thibeault's Table for hosting our very first Saturday Blog Showcase.  Please visit her site to see the wonderful dishes found on the web by the other participants!

It has been frigid here in New Jersey the past few days and there is nothing better on a really cold day then a nice bowl of Chili....and this White Chicken Chili recipe that I got from my friend Lori is a winner.

 If you have not yet..please visit Lori's blog, she always has something wonderful cooking!

The Dove's Nest White Chicken Chili
From:  Lori at All That Splatters
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2-1/2 cups tomato, chopped or 2 cans (10 ounces each) of tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
6 fresh tomatillos, chopped
1 medium jalapeno, seeded, minced
2 cups chicken stock
1 7-ounce can green chilies, chopped
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup (heaping) chopped cilantro
2 19-ounce cans cannellini or Great Northern bean, undrained
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
salt & pepper to taste
sour cream
shredded Monterrey Jack or Cheddar cheese
Fried tortilla strips (optional)

Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat.  Add the onion.  Saute for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened.  Add the garlic.  Cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer; do not brown.

Add the tomatoes, tomatillos and jalapeno.  Cook until the tomatillos are tender, stirring occasionally.

Add the chicken stock, green chilies, chicken, oregano, cumin, cilantro, beans and lime juice. Cook until heated through, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Ladle the chili into serving bowls.

Serve garnished with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheese and fried tortilla strips (if using).

Yields 8 to 10 servings

LINDA'S NOTES: I can not always get fresh tomatillos here or even canned. So when that is the case I use some Frontera Tomatillo Salsa from Rick Bayless, which I normally have in the house...works well.
I have used leftover Roasted chicken and have actually roasted some chicken specifically for this dish.
Even a Rotisserie chicken works well....


  1. Sounds and looks great..How can I not make this soon w/ all the great recommendations!

  2. everytime i see this its looking better and better, i think its my turn to give it a whirl!

    hope you a reading a book for food for thought please!

  3. That looks gorgeous, Linda. The picture is perfect!!
    The recipe is great for a winter's day in Jersey!

  4. Linda, Great photos. This chili is go good and easy that I plan to make it often.

    Moe liked it so much he had it for breakfast this morning with a side of toast.

  5. Ann...you should have put a fried egg right on top of it!
    Some warm tortillas would have been perfect!

  6. Great presentation, Linda! You know I love this chili, too - and your photos - wow!!

  7. I've never had chili made this way but it's time I started. delicious looking recipe.

  8. As Monique said... with my favorite internet cooks great recommendations how can I NOT make this?!

    It looks delicious, great photos, and I'm coveting your pretty bowls, my friend.


  9. This looks absolutely fabulous! I like the fact that it's not too soupy. Funny thing though... at first I thought the sour cream (or Mexican cream) with grated cheese was a friend egg. Then I started thinking... well.... why not. Hopefully I can make this soon and I may experiment with an egg. Almost like chiliquiles, do you think??
    Ladybug Creek

  10. Thanks friends...

    Mari...I had had those bowls since 1982...got them at Whole Earth Access in San Francisco....gone now...I only have three left...I had eight...I love those bowls...:)

  11. Wow, looks so yummy!! Perfect comfort food. Wonderful, Linda! Keep warm! :)

  12. Oh...scrumtuosness...and kinda healthy taboot! Love the pics. Slurp!

  13. Hey, Linda - Happy Saturday Blog Showcase!! If you need help adding the logo to your post, let me know! ;D

  14. Oy I got it...I had some trouble but it works now...:)

  15. That looks amazing Linda! It reminds me of a local dish of noodles which has that beautiful creamy richness to it...what beautiful mouth watering pictures u take!

    im going to gv this a try and I just know im going to love it.

  16. I love soup! visited the blogs and they have watering mouth recipes! thanks!!! i will try some of them for sure! love to try new things!
    I do love to visit you! Thanks for bringing new tastes to our table! already did some of your recipes and turned out wonderfully!
    happy week sweet Linda!

  17. Thank you all my friends...
    It is very cold here today...11*F right now...brrrrrr....
    I would not mind a bowl of this right now...instead I am baking bread for my son to have for breakfast...he goes back to University tomorrow...the oven is giving the house a little extra heat!
    Have a good day today!

  18. Look who I found! Wow, am I confused by all this blogging. Eventually it will be figured out I'm sure. Trying to figure out how to post the blogs I follow on my dashboard - 1st page - is that the dashboard?

    As always, adore your photos and cooking style!

  19. This sounds really great. It will be just right for the rainy days that are expected this week end. Given all of the great reviews, I am going to have to make this!