Sanctuary Ridge Family Recipes

White Chili

I first experienced this rich, delicious soup at the Sourdough Cafe. It was quite popular and often they sold out. White Chili is a delicious blend of south west flavors! Cumin, Cilantro, Chili powder and cheese create a layer of flavors you are sure to love! Last summer I took ingredients to make this on one of our camping trips, but I forgot my recipe. I searched recipes on Pinterest but could not find one with the ingredients I knew were in this one. I ended up making a similar recipe but it didn’t compare. This has been a family favorite for over twenty years! Enjoy!

White Bean Chicken Chili

Monica Scott
No other Chicken Chili compares to this one! Perfect for a cool Fall evening and leftovers are so delicious too! We enjoy this year round!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • Large Pot or Dutch Oven
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • Spoon to stir
  • ladle to serve
  • garlic press
  • knife and cutting board


  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 minced/ pressed garlic cloves
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 TBSP dried basil leaves
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 cans undrained Northern beans
  • 3 cups 1/2 inch cooked chicken cubes or cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 2 TBSP Fresh, chopped cilantro
  • 1 container sour cream for garnish
  • 1 Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese for garnish
  • 1 Tortilla chips for garnish


  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in the melted butter, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.
  • Stir in chicken broth, spices, herbs, beans and chicken. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with a dollop of Sour Cream, shredded Pepper Jack Cheese, and Tortilla chips. Enjoy!
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White Chili

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One thought on “White Chili

  1. I might just make it once to see what I’m missing. Sounds delicious. Trouble is that my husband hates cheese so I generally adjust recipes that have it. I suspect though that the pepper jack cheese is the star of this show. 😏

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