Wednesday, 16 July 2014

White Chicken Chili

22:14 Posted by Trevor Mehta
This twist on traditional chili, made with chicken and broth instead of beef and tomatoes, is incredibly flavorful but quite simple to throw together in the slow cooker. If you like a thicker chili, you can add a little coconut flour or arrowroot starch during the last thirty minutes of cooking. My favorite trick, however, is to add some organic potato flakes to the pot. If you’re okay with potatoes (evidence shows that they’re filled with great nutrients), this is a super-easy way to thicken a sauce. And a small sprinkling of flakes will do! Try this with gravies too for a thick stock without any coconut flavor or the slimy texture that too much arrowroot starch can cause. Beginning our favorite white chicken chili recipe...

White Chicken Chili


  • 2 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 medium jalapeños, cored, seeded, and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1½-2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs, or both, cubed
  • 1 can (4-ounce) chopped green chilies


  • Chopped cilantro
  • Diced avocado

Serves 4

  1. In a medium skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion, jalapeños, and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the sea salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, and chipotle chili powder. Stir to combine, and cook for 1 minute longer.
  4. Add the chicken broth, lime juice, lime zest, chicken pieces, and chilies to a slow cooker.
  5. Add the cooked onion mixture over the top of the chicken mixture.
  6. Cook the chili on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
  7. To serve, pour the chili into bowls, and garnish each portion with chopped cilantro and diced avocado
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