Easy White Chicken Chili with Cream Cheese
I tried something out of my wheelhouse with this Easy White Chicken Chili with Cream Cheese. It was a HIT! Big Daddy loved it and didn’t want me to change a thing, which is huge. I did this in my Instant Pot, but you can do it on the stovetop.
3 cans of chicken, drained (you can boil and chop chicken breasts)
**Coriander (I didn’t have this)
**Cilantro (I did not have this, so I didn’t use it. I don’t like Cilantro anyway)
1 can of green chiles
2 cans of white beans, drained
I added just a bit of oil to the instant pot to keep it from sticking. Then, I added the 3 cans of chicken, garlic, and onion. I sauteed until the onion was tender. Next, I added the spices, green chiles, white beans, and chicken bouillon (I used the powder and mixed it with the water. You can use chicken stock). I mixed it well while it was still in saute mode. Next up, I mixed the cream cheese and let it melt—lastly, about 6 c. water.
I put the lid on and put on “soup” mode for about 15 minutes. Once that beeps, I do a quick release. That’s when I add the Monterey jack cheese. Just stir that up until it is melted.
Now, For the Tricky Part
So, you can put 1 c. of white beans in a food processor, with a bit of the broth to puree it. Add that to your soup to thicken it up. Some people may like it more broth-y and just let it be. I put both cans of beans in and added some instant potato flakes to thicken the soup. You can also put some cornstarch in cold water, bring the soup to a boil, add the cornstarch mixture and mix till it thickens.
Lots of options. It was good!