The first time I remember eating creamy white chicken chili was after I had my first knee surgery. I remember waking up shortly after getting home from the hospital and my mom appearing with a giant bowl of delicious creamy which chicken chili. It was exactly what I needed, the perfect comfort food! And it may not have played out exactly like that, I’m sure I was on some heavy pain meds shortly after coming home, but that’s what I remember. Leave it to me to remember food in every aspect of my life, even surgical ones.
I’ve been making my version of this classic comfort soup for years. It’s one of my absolute favorites in the winter time. I make a mean meat lovers chili and that is always delicious, but I love the simplicity of this creamy white chicken chili.
It also happens to be one of the easiest meals I make because I make it all in the crock pot. Crock pot meals are lifesavers on busy days! Since this is a soup and will just get more delicious the longer it cooks, I put this on first thing in the morning and let it cook all day long.
Plus that makes my house smell amazingly delicious. Tell me, what is better than coming home on a freezing cold January day to a house that is warm and smells like creamy white chicken chili?
Nothing. The answer is nothing. Nothing is better than that!
What I’m trying to say is, this chili will make you mom of the year, wife of the year, friend of the year, or maybe even dog owner of the year. Or at least of the month of January. It’s that good. You don’t have to tell anyone how easy it is, send them here and let me tell them, ha!
There is only one part of this recipe to watch out for – and that is the sour cream. Start by adding half a cup and then taste it to see how you like it. Some folks like more sour cream, some like less. I like 2/3 cup as stated in the recipe but if you’re not sure how you are going to feel about it, give it a try with less and go from there. Want some awesome homemade tortillas to dunk into the soup? Check out my Pork Street Tacos recipe for the low down on how to make ’em 🙂