White Green Chile Recipe

White Green Chile Recipe

Here's a great white chile recipe that uses the amazing flavors of roasted green chile from the garden! During harvest season, we also throw in a few apples if we have an abundance of them, it's a nice way to use up some apples, thickens and adds a hint of sweetness to the chile.


White Green Chile Recipe:


• 3-4 Cups of white beans, cooked (canned or cooked fresh)
• 1 Cup cooked, chopped chicken
• 3 cups chicken stock (or bone broth/vegetable broth)
• 2 diced potatoes
• 1-2+ Apples, diced (totally optional)
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 medium onion, chopped - I also put in chopped green onions in if I have them
• 1-3+ cloves garlic, minced (more is always better :)
• 2 teaspoons ground cumin
• 1/2 cup+ of chopped fresh roasted/peeled green chile (or use canned or frozen green chile, use mild, medium or hot to taste)
• A couple springs of fresh oregano (or use dried)
• Thyme (fresh sprigs or 1 teaspoon of dried)
• 1/3 cup of Sour Cream (optional, but makes it creamier!)
• Salt and Pepper to taste

To cook the chicken and make bone broth, we like to put a whole chicken, lemon slices, and throw whole sprigs of thyme and oregano herbs in the crockpot (or instant pot), and let it cook all day (less if using instant pot). Then strain out the broth, separate the chicken meat from the bones and set aside.

Roasted Green Chile for White Green Chile Recipe
In a large stock pot, add oil and fry up onions and garlic for a few minutes, add potatoes (optional apples) and fry for a little longer, then add chicken stock, roasted/peeled green chile* (shown above), cumin, and beans, and chicken and simmer on the stove until potatoes are soft. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add sour cream or coconut milk and stir in. 

* Growing your own green chile from seeds?
Then learn How to Roast Green Chile »

Vegetarian/Vegan Version:
Skip the chicken, use vegetable broth, add more potatoes or beans the chicken's place. You can also use coconut milk in place of sour cream. Yum!

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