Earlier this month, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow without a shadow in sight, prompting the prediction of an early spring, although here in Michigan, we didn’t need a groundhog to guess as much. It has been an unusually mild winter—I have yet to see negative numbers on the thermometer, but there have certainly still been some below-freezing days, including Fat Tuesday when the boyfriend and I waited outside, shivering, for nearly an hour to get paczki from a highly-rated Polish bakery! They were worth the frostbite…I think.
As we enter the last few weeks of winter, I’m determined to make the most of the chilly days by cooking hearty, comforting fare, like this white chicken chili with mozzarella biscuits. I tend to gravitate towards colorful dishes, but this one is an exception: it may border on the monochromatic, but it makes up in flavor for what it lacks in color! The bulk of the chili comes from tender chicken, velvety white beans, and sweet white corn. I also tossed in a jalapeño and some green chiles for a touch of heat, as well as a dash of lime juice for a hint of bright citrus flavor. Topped off with fluffy, cheesy mozzarella biscuits, this white chicken chili is a meal that will keep you warm until spring arrives!
I’m sharing this white chicken chili with mozzarella biscuits on the blog Or so she says…, so head over there to get the recipe!
I’m also sharing this post at the following link parties: The Wednesday Showcase, Foodie FriDIY, Fiesta Friday, and Recipe of the Week.
chef mimi says
Sounds delicious. Monochromatic or not, it looks delicious as well!
Thanks! I’m glad to hear it 🙂
Adri Barr Crocetti says
This sounds great – and I’m with Chef Mimi, monochromatic or not, it looks delicious as well!
I’m glad you agree! Thanks for stopping by.
Great take on chili! I especially like the addition of lime – other recipes I’ve seen for this don’t include it.
Thanks! The first time I made this, I didn’t use any lime juice – it really makes a difference!
Jenna @ A Savory Feast says
Oh wow, this sounds so good! It’s rainy here and getting colder, so perfect chili weather. I always prefer white chili, so this is my kind of recipe. I love the mozzarella biscuit idea, too! Thanks for joining us for the Wednesday Showcase.
Thanks, Jenna! We got a bunch of snow overnight, so I’m sure I’ll be making this again soon – and I hope you get a chance to make it, too!
Cake Lover says
This might be a great recipe to adapt as a slow cooker recipe, and bake the biscuits separately just before serving. If I try it this way, I’ll be sure to let you know how it turns out. Thanks for your tasty recipes and mouth-watering photographs!
You’re very welcome, and thank YOU! I hadn’t thought about using a slow cooker, but that’s a good idea. I’ve really got to get one of those sometime…
Cake Lover says
Last night we had this chili, but cooked in a slow cooker. The recipe was easy to adapt! I used boneless-skinless chicken thighs (frozen!) and added the rest of the ingredients except the flour and oil. After cooking on high for about 2-3 hours, I removed the chicken and shredded it with a fork, then put it back in the slow cooker. I removed about one cup of the liquid. About 45 minutes before serving, I made a roux with 2T oil and 1/4 cup flour, then stirred it into the chili. This version of your recipe was flavorful and easy!
Thanks for reporting back! If/when I get a slow cooker, I’ll have to try that method.
This looks like perfect comfort food! I just love white chicken chili. And the mozzarella biscuits look fabulous!
Thanks! I could eat those mozzarella biscuits for days and days and not get tired of them…
You had me at biscuits… or was it chicken chili? This sounds like a seriously killer match-up and I can’t wait to try it – perfect for a chilly night!
Haha yeah, it’s kind of a toss-up, since both parts of the recipe are super tasty! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kaila (GF Life 24/7) says
Even though it’s monochromatic, this dish sounds amazing! Happy FF, and have a fabulous weekend. 🙂
Thanks, Kaila! I hope you have a great weekend as well.
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
I love this Mara! It warms my bones but doesn’t look so heavy that it’s going to put me into a food coma!
Very true! Thanks, Julie, and I hope you get a chance to try this!
Mara, this dish looks fabulously good! I think the combination of the chicken chili and the biscuits is awesome! Yum! 😀
Thanks so much! I’m glad this caught your eye.
A perfect cold weather meal for February. Thanks for sharing.
I’m glad you agree! Thanks for stopping by!
J Seaton says
That looks fantastic! Honestly, growing up, I always loved monochromatic meals the most, like all the browns of a big Thanksgiving feast. Only now am I learning that colorful food (i.e. those packed with veggies) can be good as well. So…for me, this looks extremely tantalizing despite it’s lack of colors.
I was the same way! Especially when it came to yellow: mac and cheese, corn, etc. Thanks so much for stopping by!
This is one of the four chilis I make and I like your version especially with those mozzarella biscuits 🙂
Thanks! Wow, four chili recipes?! It sounds like I need to expand my chili repertoire!
Lovely, I could do with a warm bowl of your white chicken chili right about now, and those mozzarella biscuits did catch my eye 🙂
I’m glad to hear it! I hope you get a chance to try this!
I actually like white beans! That bowl of chili and bread looks so delicious! True comfort food! Happy FF!
Thanks, Suchitra! I’m glad this caught your eye.
LOVE this! I can’t get enough versions of chicken chili- love the lime too. Perfect comfort food!
Thanks so much! If you get a chance to try this one, let me know what you think!
This looks delicious and I love the idea of mozzarella biscuits!
Gotta love the cheesy biscuits! Thanks, Caroline!
Patty K says
Yum! Sometimes a monochromatic dish is the way to go – clam chowder, mashed potatoes, etc. They’re all delish, just like I’m sure these two are! I can just imagine the lime brightening up the chili! And those mozzarella biscuits look divine!
You make a good point about tasty monochromatic dishes! Thanks, Patty!
Thank you so much for sharing this bowl of comfort with us at Fiesta Friday, it sounds absolutely delicious.
Thanks, and thank you for being a host this week!
Debra C. says
Love a great bowl of chili, one of my fav’s!
It’s definitely a crowd-pleaser! Thanks for stopping by, Debra!
The Taste of the World says
wow, a little different chili…Looks yummy. Just joined Fiesta Friday….
Thanks! I hope you’ll enjoy participating in Fiesta Friday. It’s always a fun link party!
Mmmm….what a yummy chili! Thanks for sharing with us at #FoodieFriDIY! Stopped by to do some sharing – please join us this week!
Thanks, Debra! And thank you for hosting – I always look forward to taking part in the fun!
Those mozzarella biscuits look so terrific! All I want to do with them is to add as an addition to a other dish, but I am not convinced about going with pasta. Should I try it? 🙂 By the way I recommend other Polish food, not even sweetings but for example the dish named “bigos” and “pierogi”. There are commonly eaten in our country and their taste may cause an addiction to them 😉
Thanks, Jakub! Biscuits with pasta could be a bit of a carb overload, but I’m sure it would taste great! I’ve had pierogi before but haven’t heard of bigos…I’ll have to look into that. Thanks for stopping by!