Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
33 Mins
Makes 8 cups (serving size: 1 cup)

Prepare this white chicken stew up to 2 days in advance, and refrigerate. Reheat over low heat, stirring frequently. If it's too thick, stir in a little water.

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over low heat; add carrot, onion, and garlic. Sauté until tender. Stir in chicken, chicken broth, green chiles, cumin, and red pepper; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.

Step 2

Place beans in a medium bowl, and mash using a potato masher until about half the beans are still whole. Add beans and whipping cream to chicken mixture. Cook 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened and hot. Stir in cilantro, if you'd like.

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Ratings & Reviews

We Loved it!

September 08, 2016
Delicious and simple!  I loked the ideas below so I followed the recipe and added broccoli and we ate it with avacado slices.  Yum!

kaykaypee's Review

April 16, 2011
I liked this stew. It was very filling. I did however make a few changes. I did not use butter, canola oil instead. I used black pepper to taste and added a couple pinches of salt because it really needed it.

nansmi's Review

November 02, 2010
Quick soup to make and very tasty. Used 1 can of Great Northern white beans and 2 cans of black beans. Otherwise followed the recipe. Adding the cilantro really makes it and I also added some chopped avocado on top. Served with a ceasar salad.

Lipshy's Review

January 17, 2010
This one was a hit at my house! Very tasty & easy to make.

dprowan's Review

December 16, 2012

Kimeron's Review

November 16, 2010
I just love this recipe! I add shelled edamame for some extra veggies. This is my favorite chicken soup recipe!

ktbooklady's Review

December 19, 2014

Terrylady1's Review

January 05, 2011
This recipe was fantastic.. everything I thought it would be plus more.. even my 3&$ year old enjoyed it. I was concerned at first about the chile's but they were a nice addition.. will make again.

Angela9298's Review

October 07, 2011
Very good! I not a big stew fan but this isn't even in my realm of stew! I used a little more chicken broth, added broccoli in, only used two cans of beans (pureed one and slightly mashed the other), seasoned with pepper and a chicken boullion and served with a little bit of orecchiette, but I definitely think this recipe would be good without my changes too. I thought the stew was missing an endnote when I tasted it before adding the cream, but the little bit of cream definitely pulled everything together. Delicious!

Bambi149's Review

January 15, 2014