Chili Blanco

Every Fall we just can’t wait for the weather to cool off so we can whip up a batch of Chili Blanco. Creamy and savory with a touch of char from the grill, this White Chili with Chicken is a recipe we can’t get enough of!

Chili Blanco



Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill to 450ºF, set up for direct grilling. Place a Lodge Logic 7 Quart Dutch Oven on the right (indirect) side of the grill, to preheat. Place GrillGrates over the left (firebox) side of the grill.

If cooking chicken breasts, slice horizontally into two thin pieces each, to create more surface area. Spray the chicken with duck fat, then season with Cattleman’s Grill 8 Second Ride Carne Asada Seasoning on all sides.

Grill the chicken on the GrillGrates over direct flame until nice grill marks and some char is formed. Flip and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 160ºF. Remove from the grill. Rest for a few minutes. Dice into 1/2” pieces.

Move the dutch oven to the left (firebox) side of the grill and add the Saica Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the dutch oven. Add the onions and chiles. Stir then add the Killer Hogs The A.P. Rub, ground cumin and oregano. Stir and sweat until onions are translucent, 10-15 minutes.

You might also enjoy: Smoked Tri-tip Chili

Add the garlic, beans and chicken. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring. Add butter and flour. Stir well. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer.

When the soup simmers and begins to thicken, stir in the heavy cream and cream cheese. Bring back to a simmer. Remove from grill. Stir in the cilantro and pepper jack. Taste and adjust seasoning, as needed. Serve with Flavocano Smoky Red Chile Sauce and pickled jalapeños, as desired.

*recipe will yield 10 (8 oz) servings.

Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill


  1. Chris
    October 21, 2018

    Just made this and it turned out great. The recipe calls for heavy cream and cream cheese, but the instructions only call for heavy cream. I followed the instructions and went with the heavy cream and did not add cream cheese. Another great recipie!

  2. Armondo
    October 26, 2018

    Made this once already and it was amazing. So amazing that my wife entered me into a chili cook off. About to start the competition batch. Thanks for the inspiration Tom!

    1. Armondo
      December 18, 2018

      Update, I won the chili cook off. It wasn’t a professional event but I got a nice trophy wooded spoon out of the deal.

  3. Aaron
    October 27, 2018

    Yes, the written recipe doesn’t follow the video. Step 6 in the video is heavy cream and cream cheese. Then after that is cilantro and pepper jack.

  4. Conrad
    October 31, 2018

    Question, What is the total time it takes to prepare this?

    1. Admin
      November 5, 2018

      Consider it about 30 minutes prep and 30 cooking.

  5. Marshall
    November 2, 2019

    This is magic, we couldn’t stop eating it. It was perfect for a cool October evening.


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