White Bean, Chicken and Poblano Chili

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White Bean, Chicken and Poblano Chili
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  • 8Servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 15 1/2 ounce cans white beans, rinsed
  • 3 large poblano chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin, toasted
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried chipotle chile powder (optional)
  • 1 8 ounce brick monterey jack cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 sprigs cilantro


In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and stir frequently until cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Add 2 cups white beans, the poblanos, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the beans break apart, about 15 minutes.

Stir in the chicken broth, cumin, oregano and chipotle powder, then lower the heat to low. Add the remaining beans and 1 cup jack cheese; stir just until melted, about 5 minutes.

In a dry skillet or a warm oven, heat the tortillas. Fold the tortillas into quarters.

Top portions of the chili with 2 tablespoons cheese, 1 tablespoon sour cream, a cilantro sprig and a folded tortilla.