White Chicken Chili gets some cajun flair with andouille sausage, shrimp, and cajun spices for a hearty white chili that will knock your socks off!
Are you ready to take your white chicken chili to a whole new level? This white chili is packed full of cajun goodness. It starts with some chicken and andouille sausage and then the cajun vegetable trinity are added in. You can’t have a good cajun chili without the trinity. Mix in some cajun style spice mix and some beans, thicken it up, and then finish it off with some shrimp and you’ve got yourself a white chili that is worthy of an award!
What is the Holy Trinity in New Orleans cooking?
The holy trinity of cajun New Orleans cooking is onion, celery, and bell pepper. It provides the base for many different cajun/creole dishes.
What spices are in andouille sausages?
Andouille sausage is a Louisiana cajun style sausage made using pork, garlic, onions, and peppers. It is coarsely grained, stuffed into a casing, and smoked.
If you can’t find andouille sausage where you live, you can use another smoked pork sausage. When buying the shrimp for this recipe, choose shrimp that are on the smaller end, or cut your shrimp into pieces. Be sure that your shrimp is peeled and deveined and remove the tail before using it in this recipe.
Watch the video below where I walk you through every step of this recipe. If you enjoyed this recipe you may also enjoy my recipe for Cajun Stuffed Chicken.
Cajun White Chicken Chili
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
- 16 oz andouille sausage, sliced
- 1 white onion, diced
- 4 stalks celery, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 jalapeno, minced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) white beans, drained
- ½ pound small shrimp, peeled and deveined
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Pour olive oil into a large pot over medium high heat. Add in sausage and chicken and cook until browned.
- Add in onion, celery, bell pepper, and jalapeno and saute 5 minutes until soft.
- Stir in garlic, cumin, paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and flour. Cook 1 minute.
- Pour in chicken broth and white beans and bring to a simmer. Simmer 10 minutes.
- Stir in shrimp and heavy cream and cook 2-3 minutes, until shrimp turn pink. Serve hot.