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Santa Fe Chili

Santa Fe Chili is a delicious white chicken chili. It is a more mild chili, but you could make it as hot as you’d like by adding jalapenos.

Santa Fe Chili

I have mentioned in the past that I worked at a guest ranch in Colorado. In the winter time we had a snowmobile tour service. We would take a group out snowmobiling in the morning and they would come back and have lunch. A second group would come for lunch and then go out snowmobiling in the afternoon. One of the lunches we would serve was Santa Fe Chili. I love the different flavor of this white chicken chili. It’s not a spicy chili, but you could make it spicy if you would like. 

Yield: 16 servings

Santa Fe Chili

Santa Fe Chili


  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup chicken base
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 6 cups to 8 water
  • 1 #10 can white northern beans
  • 4 sm. cans diced green chilies
  • 8 chicken breasts, cooked & cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp white pepper


  1. In large sauce pan melt butter and chicken base.
  2. Add flour to make roux. Add water and stir till smooth.
  3. Add beans, chilies, chicken, cumin, & white pepper.
  4. Simmer on low heat until thickened (at least ½ hour).


If you would like the chili to be spicier, add canned chopped jalapenos to your desired spiciness.

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