One-Pot Chicken Chili with White Corn Recipe
After college, I moved from California to Philadelphia to become a high school social studies teacher. Far from home and with a seemingly endless pile of essays to grade and lesson plans to create, home-cooked meals became less common in my apartment. One weekend, I decided I wanted to cook something that reminded me of a beloved childhood meal: beef chili using the Carroll Shelby Spice Kit.
When I got to the Target in South Philly, I realized that they didn't have any of the Carroll Shelby Beef Spice Kits I was used to, but they did have one for white chicken chili. I figured I'd give it a shot so I picked up one box and put it in my cart. Over the years, I've made my own alterations and now have a recipe I love. It's one of the freezer staples in our house and definitely a go-to for my work lunches.
This recipe is great because it's typically a one-pot meal. Though as you can see in the pictures below, I browned the chicken and sautéed the onions/bell pepper in separate pots to speed up the process as I had to run out to run an errand. To make this a one-pot dish, first brown the chicken and then add the onions/bell pepper.
Step 1: Gather & prep all your ingredients
Note: I doubled the recipe by using two boxes because I love having this as a staple in our freezer for either work lunch or for when we're too tired/busy to cook dinner from scratch.
Step 2: Brown your chicken
Step 3: Sauté your onions + bell pepper, then add the browned chicken
To make this a one-pot dish, first brown your chicken. Then add the onions and bell pepper. Mix together and cook for 3-5 minutes until onions and bell pepper have softened.
Step 4: Add spices from Carroll Shelby Chicken Kit
Step 5: Add diced tomatoes, white corn, beans, and water. Simmer for 20+ minutes (cover pot with lid).
Step 6: Enjoy!
Our favorite is to add fresh avocado slices and white corn tortilla chips. If we have time, we also make corn bread as a side. Yummy.
Step 7: Freeze the leftovers for later
- 1 Carroll Shelby White Chicken Chili Kit (Click here to buy)
- 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, chopped (optional)
- 1 cup of frozen white corn
- 1-15oz can of diced tomatoes
- 1-15oz can of white cannellini beans
- 2 tbsp. oil
- 2 cups of water
DIRECTIONS: Adapted from Carroll Shelby White Chicken Chili Kit
- Brown chicken in oil
- Add chopped onions and bell pepper. Stir together.
- Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer for 20+ minutes. Cover pot with lid. Chili will have a thicker consistency when it's done.
- Serve with tortilla chips and avocado.
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