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A white bowl of white chili with roasted tomatillos and chicken

White Chili with Roasted Tomatillos and Chicken

Course: Soup or Stew
Cuisine: American Southern
Keyword: Ro-Tel, Rotisserie Chicken, Tomatillos
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 296kcal
This White Chili with Roasted Tomatillos and Chicken is the most comforting bowl of yumminess. Tomatillos can be found in the produce section of most well-stocked food markets.  However, if you can't find them, you can substitute chopped green bell pepper.  And this comes together in 30 to 40 minutes!  So good!
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cans Ro-tel or canned tomatoes with chiles
  • 6 tomatillos skin removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 7 oz. can green chiles chopped
  • 2 cups cooked chicken rotisserie works well
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 19 oz. cans white beans, drained or Great Northern or cannellini,
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Sour cream for garnish
  • Cheddar cheese and Monterrey Jack cheese shredded, for garnish
  • Flour tortilla strips lightly fried in oil


  • Fry the tortillas strips in oil until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.  Set aside. 
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet (or Dutch oven) over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion and sauté for about 5 minutes, until softened.  Add the garlic, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomatillos, and jalapeño. Cook until the tomatillos are tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock, green chiles, chicken, oregano, cumin, cilantro, beans, and lime juice.
  • Simmer for about 10 minutes, season with a healthy pinch of salt and pepper.  Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary.
  • Ladle the chili into serving bowls.  Serve garnished with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheese, and fried tortilla strips. 



Calories: 296kcal