Pepper Jack Chicken Chili

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Have you ever had a recipe that people you don't even know call you to get? This is mine... pepper jack chicken chili. I made it for my brother and then he made it for his wife's family and the calls started coming.

The slightly awkward phone call goes.."Hello Jessie? Hi, this is so and so. I know you don't know me but I had your chicken chili and I was just wondering if I could have the recipe for it?"

And of course I give it to them. I'm not one to hoard the goods when I have them. I'm all about sharing the wealth... And this is gold my friends! I've never met anyone yet that hasn't liked it.


- 2 cups chicken, cooked and chopped small or shredded
- 2 15oz cans great northern beans, drained
- 1 00oz jar of red salsa, any heat level you like
- 1 8oz block of pepper jack cheese
- 1/2 cup water


In a large pot or skillet add the chicken, beans, salsa, and water. Mix and bring to a simmer

Meanwhile, grate pepper jack cheese block. I find it's easiest to grate the cheese but you can cut it up into chucks too. Just make sure they are small.

Stir cheese into the salsa, mix until completely combined. This is where the grating helps. If you use chucks, it's going to take a little longer to get all the cheese melted and mixed in.

In my house, we just need some white tortilla chips for scooping but sour cream, extra cheese, and/or green onions make excellent garnishes for this as well. 


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  1. YUM! Gonna make this really soon! Thanks for sharing :)

    XO Samantha

  2. This does not surprise me. Pepperjack kicks everything up a notch, in my opinion. I just had a beef roast and Pepperjack sandwich for dinner tonight. SO good, but I missed the horse radish, which I found was gone. :-((

    AND, wanted to let you know that I'm having a 4 HomemadeSoapnSuch Valentine Soap Sachet Giveaway - on now through Friday. Hope you'll stop in at Cranberry Morning and enter. :-)

  3. This looks divine! Definitely going to be whipping this up soon!

  4. What's not to love about pepperjack??? I'm so going to make this one; not only is it easy; I can tell it will pack a delicious punch! THANKS!!!

  5. Looks so yummy, can't wait to try this! I'm your newest follower...hope you'll follow back! Looking forward to your weekend party!

  6. Yum! I'll have that for lunch please!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  7. You know I love your recipes!! I'll be trying this one many ounces of red salsa is that? It says "00" is it 10?

  8. This sounds so yummy! We can't wait to try this. It has all of our favorite ingredients! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday and sharing this recipe! -The Six Sisters

  9. Hi,
    We found you from the Six Sisters Blog Hop. This looks really good, my family loves everything with Pepper Jack cheese, this should be a hit at my house. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.


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