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Firehouse Recipe of the Week: Creamy White Chicken Chili

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Creamy White Chicken Chili 

Courtesy of Jacqueline Jarrahzadeh, Management Services Division Intern



  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2) cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp veg. oil
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) great northern beans rinsed and drained, or any white beans you can find
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 2 cans (4 oz each) chopped green chilies
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream


  1. In a large pan saute chicken, onion, garlic powder in veg. oil until chicken is done. 
  2. Add beans, broth, chilies and seasonings. 
  3. Bring to a boil. 
  4. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. 
  5. Remove from heat, stir in sour cream and cream.

Yield 6 servings.

Check out Portland Fire & Rescue's previous Firehouse Recipes of the Week:


  Portland Fire & Rescue 

  We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  November 18, 2010


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April 6, 2013 at 6:40 PM

I have to try this recipe! I love ANYTHING with oregano lol. I recently made this chicken oregano and it was to die for!!

I'm trying yours this week and I'll be back with notes:)

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