Friday, September 14, 2012

Easy White Chicken Chili

I made the most delicious and simple chili last night. It's been a little warmer here than what it had been lately but as I was walking through the grocery store yesterday morning, it was all I could think about. So I grabbed the indgredients, did a quick soak on my beans and whipped some up. I probably could have sat and ate the entire pot. It was really that good. Because I'm awesome and all, I thought I'd share with you the recipe.

What you need:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 small bag of northern beans
1 can of butter beans (you could use another white bean, my husband just loves butter beans)
1 can of hominey (or corn - again, hubby loves hominey)
1 small bag of frozen onion and peppers mix
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon cilantro

When buying bagged beans, you have to let them soak and the longer you can soak them, the better. I wanted mine right away so I just boiled mine in about 6 cups of water for 2 minutes, removed it from the heat, covered them and let them sit for a little over an hour. Then you drain and rinse and they're ready to go. However, if you can - let them sit in cold water over night.

After you soak your beans, throw them into a pot with all of your other ingredients.
Add 2 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Reduce your heat, cover and let it set for 2-3 hours.

Make sure you check and stir it periodically. If you notice that it's not simmering, increase the heat until it starts boiling again and then reduce it again. You want to make sure your chicken gets done.

After it sets, remove your chicken and shred it. I take two forks and pull it apart, it should come apart very easily. If you want, you can let it sit for a bit to cool and shred it by hand. This is easier, but I always feel like it loses some of it's juiciness that way.

Throw your chicken back into the pot, stir and it's ready to be served!

I know some people like to add a dollup of sour cream to theirs. Whatever you do, have fun with it! And as usual, if you attempt it - come back and let me know what you think. I love to have your opinion!


  1. Yum!!!!! This is perfect for the colder weather we are having. :)


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