White Chicken Chili Recipe

Well, we took these photos back in MARCH this last year, but it’s actually perfect that we never got around to posting this recipe, because what better time of year to make this yummy soup than FALL, am I right?!

Salty Blondes | White Chicken Chili

This white chicken chili is the all-time fall comfort food, with lots of good flavor, and a little spicy kick to it. This soup is also special to me, because it’s one of the meals my mom made for us when she came to stay with me after Cal was born. I remember coming home for a little break after a long day of being with Cal at the NICU to a sparkly clean house with dinner on the table - this chili with warm, homemade cornbread and her famous salad, and cream cheese brownies in the oven.

Having her here meant everything to me, and it’s something I’ll never get again. I’m so grateful for all that she taught me, and left here with us, including all her yummy recipes that are basically all I ever make for my own family.

Salty Blondes | White Chicken Chili
Salty Blondes | White Chicken Chili

Okay and before I share this yummy recipe (scroll to the bottom to get straight to it), I wanted to share one of my favorite tips when cooking with a rotisserie chicken (or any raw meat, sticky doughs or messy crumbles that require you to use your hands) - DISPOSABLE GLOVES!

I can remember when I told my mom about this little trick and her response - “I’m totally going to start doing that now! You need to share that on your blog! That’s something people would like to know about.” Love her.

Salty Blondes | White Chicken Chili

I used to haaaaate working with a rotisserie chicken. I hated digging around the bone for the meat and I used to dread anytime I had to use one for cooking (I always use rotisserie chickens when a recipe calls for shredded chicken, i.e., enchiladas, soups, pastas). Since discovering using gloves for cooking, I now don’t mind it at al!

Salty Blondes | White Chicken Chili

Now, on to the recipe! I love this because it’s one of those crock pot recipes that you throw in early in the day and you don’t really have to worry about again until right before you eat! I won’t lie to you and say that it’s super healthy, but I also don’t think it’s the worst recipe out there for you. It’s hearty and warm and delicious and WORTH IT. Trust us.

Salty Blondes | White Chicken Chili
Salty Blondes | White Chicken Chili
Salty Blondes | White Chicken Chili

There are two ways to make this. Option one is if you’re making it for dinner and want it to be ready right away. Still super easy. Option two is if you want to throw it in the crockpot earlier in the day and have it ready at dinner time. That’s what I’ve always done to make this. Recipe is below. Enjoy!

Salty Blondes | White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

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  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder or 2 cloves
  • 2 tsp. oil
  • 3 cans white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 2, 4oz. cans chopped green chilies
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


How to cook White Chicken Chili

  1. Option 1: Saute chicken, onion and garlic in the oil.  Add beans, broth, chilies and spices.  Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat.  Add sour cream and whipping cream. 
  2. Option 2 (the easier way): Add chicken, onion, garlic, beans, chillies and spices to crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir in sour cream and whipping cream before serving and allow to heat through for 30 minutes.

Fall Popcorn: White Chocolate and Caramel Corn

If you know us Salty Blondes well, then you KNOW all three of us love a good bowl of popcorn.  You can bet the very first thing each of us registered for when we got engaged was a popcorn popper.  

Our go-to is obviously freshly popped corn with a half a stick of butter and salt (obviously).  Sometimes we like to switch it up and, if we're feeling super UNhealthy, we go for the white chocolate or caramel corn.


This one is super easy.  

1. Pop your corn 

2. Pour about 2 tablespoons of melted butter over

3. Sprinkler with salt and mix

4. Melt about 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips

5. Drizzle melted white chocolate over top and mix

6. Add more salt if desired

Let the bowl sit out until the chocolate hardens or throw the bowl in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

Tip: the white chocolate chips melt best in a double boiler.  We don't have one, so we make our own by boiling a little bit of water in a pan, then setting a glass bowl with the chocolate chips on top, making sure the water isn't touching the bowl.  Stir continuously until melted.  See picture below :)


1. Pop your corn

2. Melt 2 sticks of butter + 1/2 Cup of brown sugar + 8 large marshmallows or 1 Cup mini marshmallows in pan

3. Stir ingredients continuously until melted and bring to a boil. Boil for about a minute. Keep stirring.

4.  Pour over popcorn and mix

Note: our original recipe calls for one stick of butter, but Paige uses two, which makes it a little less sticky, but obviously more fattening.  At this point though, does that really matter? 

These are both so yummy and perfect to bag up and give out at a Halloween party or even to trick-or-treaters! Let us know what you think in the comments if you try either of these!

Apple Crisp

 It's been a while since we've shared a new recipe on here!  This one's another family favorite and is SO easy! Every single time we make it we get asked for the recipe, and it's almost embarrassing how simple it is.  And it's perfect for Thanksgiving if you're looking for a dessert for the non pie lovers (they do exist, believe it or not!). 

All you need are a few ingredients that you should already have on hand (except for maybe the apples). Get the full, printable recipe linked at the bottom of this post!

Start by buttering the sides and bottom of a 9x13 pan, then slice your apples into the pan. To make your life even easier, peel and slice your apples with one of these babies. Trust us, you'll want to invest in an apple peeler if you don't already have one ;) Occasionally squeeze lemon juice over the apples to add tartness and prevent browning.  We like lots of lemon juice!

Next, sprinkle the spices over your apples.  The spices are measured out in the recipe, but really you can just sprinkle as much on as you'd like. You really can't mess this recipe up!

Then mix your sugary, buttery, crumble mixture up for the topping.  We like to just use our hands to incorporate the butter. (Promise we wash them first! ;)

Sprinkle the mixture over the apples, then throw in the oven (350) for about an hour!

Serve warm with ice cream....and try not to eat the entire pan. {P.S. leftover apple crisp for breakfast the next morning is totally acceptable}