Cheesecake Factory White Chicken Chili


  • Canola Oil (1/2 cup)
  • Diced chicken breast (4 pounds)
  • Cumin (1 Tbl)
  • Chili Powder (1 Tbl)
  • Salt (1 Tbl)
  • Pepper (2 tsp)
  • Canola oil (2 oz)
  • Butter (2 oz)
  • Yellow onions 1⁄4 inch dice (12 oz)
  • Chopped garlic (2 Tbl)
  • Roasted chili 1⁄4 inch (2 oz)
  • Green chili 1⁄4 inch (1 oz)
  • Flour (3 oz)
  • Chicken Stock (8 cups)
  • Salsa verde (1/4 cup)
  • Chili garlic paste (1 Tbl)
  • Chipotle tobasco (1 Tbl)
  • Heavy cream (1 cup)
  • White beans (2 cups)
  • Pico de gallo (Garnish)
  • White Rice (Garnish)
  • Green onions (Garnish)
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Cheesecake Factory White Chicken Chili

by Jeff
Time: 20 minutes prep, 20 minutes cook
Servings: 6-8


  1. 1. Heat canola oil in large sauté or braising pan.
  2. 2. Combine chicken and spices in mixing bowl.
  3. 3. Lightly brown the chicken cooking until about 3⁄4 done.
  4. 4. Remove chicken and set aside.
  5. 5. Heat additional oil and butter in pan.
  6. 6. Sauté onions until translucent.
  7. 7. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  8. 8. Add the poblanos and green chilis.
  9. 9. Add the flour, stir to incorporate, and cook for 2 minutes.
  10. 10. Add the chicken stock a little at a time, and slowly whip out the lumps.
  11. 11. Add the salsa verde, chili garlic paste, and chipotle tabasco.
  12. 12. Allow to come back to a simmer and add the chicken back into the pan.
  13. 13. Simmer for 5 minutes and add the cream and white beans stir to incorporate.
  14. 14. Serve and with rice and garnish with pico de gallo and green onions.
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This is the actual recipe for the Cheesecake Factory's white chicken chili, which is just so delicious.

This comes from a Cheesecake Factory chef who was on a local morning program in Orlando, FL making this recipe for the viewers. You can see the actual video if you Google "Cheesecake Factory White Chicken Chili Recipe Orlando" and click on the link for the Fox affiliate in Orlando.

This is a perfect recipe for a cold day. It is a bit spicy, so, if you prefer a milder version, back off on the Chilis.


  • Kristi Rimkus
    October 2, 2012
    I love a good chili. This looks fantastic!
    • Nancy
      February 15, 2014
      See Nancy's changes
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      This is a variation


      • Nancy
        February 15, 2014
        I cut the oil & butter in half; also replaced the cup of heavy cream with 1/2 cup of Land o Lakes fat free half & half; added many more veggies-finely chopped carrots, orange or red bell pepper, cabbage, & celery. I used Daisy light sour cream & organic brown rice. OMG!!! Amazing!!! Flavor is exactly the same as Cheesecake Factory chili, but this has less fat, fewer calories, lower glycemic index without the white rice, & more fiber & nutrition from the added veggies. I give this 5 stars/hearts
        • Donna S
          December 1, 2013
          There is something seriously wrong with the ingredient list. I would say 4 cups of chicken broth would do the trick. Adding 8 has turned this into soup!
          • Abby Giljum
            July 26, 2013
            I can't wait to try this dish. I have friends coming for dinner and this should be a hit.
            • ShaleeDP
              January 7, 2013
              This looks interesting to try. Maybe i could give this a go one time. Thanks!