Recipe: Chicken & Chorizo “White” Chili

by Melissa on November 14, 2012

Oh boy. It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe for #WIAW. (I admit, too, that it’s been a while since I’ve been able to get creative with meals again.) This recipe was delicious and different. I’m not sure why I got the idea to add chorizo to my white chili, but I did, and it wasn’t so “white” afterward. Haha. However, it’s still a “white” chili, because I didn’t use tomato sauce for the base – it’s made with chicken broth.

I’m a big fan of chili, to be honest with you. There’s nothing like a steaming (or nuclear, as Herrick would say) bowl of this stuff on a cold night. I’ve made everything from a basic turkey chili to a chicken and three bean chili to today’s.

I ran out of bell peppers, which normally would have been added to this. So, instead of the bell peppers, I added the green chiles and viola! Delicious! Try it. It won’t disappoint. ;)

Recipe: Chicken & Chorizo White Chili

Recipe: Chicken & Chorizo White Chili


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • ½ lb. chorizo, skin removed
  • 4 oz. chopped green chiles
  • 2 16-oz. cans of chili beans (mild or hot – your preference), undrained
  • 2 C. corn
  • 6 C. chicken broth
  • 1 tbs. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground chipotle pepper
  • Plain Greek yogurt (I use Chobani, of course! Imagine that.)
  • Mexican blend shredded cheese


  1. In a skillet over medium to medium-high heat, sauté the chicken and chorizo until thoroughly cooked.
  2. In a stock pot or Dutch oven, add the chicken to the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the beans, corn, chiles, and seasoning to the broth.
  4. Simmer over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat and allow to cool slightly in order to let the liquid thicken.
  6. Serve topped with shredded cheese and plain Greek yogurt!
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MIzFit November 14, 2012 at 5:16 am

what time is dinner?
our austin cold snap is here—Im ready for the chili….


Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness November 14, 2012 at 5:26 am

Chili is one of my perfect cold weather foods. Now to see if I can tweak this to make it vegan :)


Angela @ Happy Fit Mama November 14, 2012 at 5:43 am

There really isn’t anything better than chili when it’s cold? Looks good!


Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife November 14, 2012 at 5:43 am

I love putting chobani yogurt in soups. It gives it that nice hot cold feeling! (:


Run DMT November 14, 2012 at 6:49 am

Oh yum. I love chorizo. Archer Farms makes one that is nitrate free. :-) I host Friday Food Fight. I would love for you to link up and play along this Friday. I hope to see you in the ring.


Lisa @ RunWiki November 14, 2012 at 8:21 am

It looks fantastic! We love chili in this house!


Mila @ Tales From The Kitch November 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

Can we talk about how I definitely need to get on this! The colder weather is settling in. This sounds awesome to curl up with!


Kierston November 14, 2012 at 9:57 am

This looks delish!


Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail) November 14, 2012 at 10:02 am

This looks AWESOME! And I need more protein in my diet! Guess what I am making next week!


Pavement Runner November 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm

ohhhh. You had me at Chorizo. This looks so goooooooood.


Christine @ Love, Life, Surf November 14, 2012 at 11:00 pm

That looks delicious!!! I love chili especially in this colder weather. PS Thanks for all your tips on incorporating yogurt into cooking. LOVED them!!


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