Sunday, March 29, 2009

Chili Sunday

For those of you who asked, here is the recipe for the white chili. It is a consistent favorite at our house. I should mention that I always make a double batch, and I play around with the amount of chicken and beans - which usually means less chicken and more beans - depending on what's in the cupboard and freezer. The spices are what make this meal so yummy; you could probably throw anything in there and it would taste good (except cabbage. or beets.)
Southwest White Chili

· 2 tablespoons olive oil
· 1 1/2 pounds (about 5 breasts) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
· 1/2 cup chopped onion
· 4 garlic cloves, minced through a press or 2 teaspoons garlic powder
· 2 teaspoons ground cumin
· 1 teaspoon dried oregano
· 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
· 2-(4-ounce) cans chopped green chilies, undrained
· 2 cups chicken broth
· 2-(19-ounce) cans white kidney (canellini) beans, undrained
· 1-2 teaspoons dried cilantro
· Salt to taste
· Garnishes: white corn tortilla chips, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, sliced green onions

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add chicken pieces. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring often, until no longer pink. Remove chicken from pan with a slotted spoon, cover and set aside to keep warm.

Add chopped onion to saucepan. Cook and stir for 3 minutes.

Add garlic; (for fresh garlic, stir only until its aroma is released to avoid burning it)

Add the cumin, coriander, oregano, cilantro and red pepper. Stir for 1 minute.

Stir in green chilies. Add chicken broth and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Add undrained beans and chicken; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish and enjoy.


Under the Influence said...

Yum! I LOVE White Chicken Chili and this recipe looks DE-LIC-IOUS.

Midwest Mommy said...

I am going to try and make this. I think the hubs would really like it.

Shauna said...

YUM! Thanks for sharing :) ♥ Hugs ♥

claudia said...

I may just have to make this for dinner tonight. It looks like an easy and tasty meal.
Well, my menu is planned for tonight, thank you!
Love Ya!

kim-d said...

Oh man, Mary Ellen, that sounds SO good! I always play around with recipes, too...and no matter what kind of chili it is, MORE BEANS is what I like! Does this freeze well, or not so much? I always make enough regular chili to freeze and that works out fine, but ya never know...

Rhonda said...

I'm hungry now.

Liz said...

That sounds DELISH!

Reddirt Woman said...

mmmmmm good sounding. I'm going to have to try this out. We cleaned the frost out of our old freezer yesterday and found out we have an abundance of chicken. This will make good use of some of it.

Thanks for sharing, ME, I'll let you know how we like it around here.


Mrs4444 said...

Looks easy enough, and I love WCC! Thanks!

Joanie M said...

I'm making your chili tonight!