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Neiman Marcus Chili Blanco


A slow cooked goodness recipes, white (blanco) chili made famous by Neiman Marcus.













Trans-fat Free


1 pound white nothern beans
2 pounds chicken breasts
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium onions
4 clove garlic
2 cans green chili peppers
mild, 4 oz
2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
6 cups chicken broth
3 cups monterey jack cheese
1 x sour cream
1 x salsa
1 x cilantro


Rinse and pick over beans; place in heavy large pot.

Add enough cold water to cover by at least 3 inches; soak overnight.

Place chicken in large heavy saucepan. If time permits add cut up onions, celery, carrots, salt and pepper for flavor.

Add cold water to cover and bring to simmer.

Cook until just tender, about 15 minutes.

Drain and cool.

Remove skin. Cut chicken into cubes.

Drain beans. Heat oil in soame pot over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic, then chilies, cumin, oregano, cloves and cayenne and sauté 2 minutes. Add beans and stock and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer until beans are very tender, stirring occasionally, about 2 hours. Beans and chicken can be prepared 1 day ahead.

Cover and refrigerate.

Bring chili bean mixture to simmer before continuing with recipe. Add chicken and 1 cup cheese to chili and stir until cheese melts.

Season to tast with salt and pepper.

Pour cheese into large serving dish. Place remaining cheese, sour cream, salsa and cilanro in small bowls around the tureen so that guests can add whatever toppings they want to their chili.


published: updated: 2016-10-19
4.0 stars - based on 2 ratings, 50
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Jan Norris
S. Fla.
 over 6 years ago

The cook, prep times on this are totally wrong; betting the number of servings are off, too.

Toronto, Canada
 over 6 years ago

Just updated the cooking time, should be 2 1/2 hours, so total time should be around 3 hours, this recipe is for 8 serving, this is right.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 367g (12.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 44642% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 709mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 102g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 37% Iron 16%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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