October 25, 2011

Chicken & White Bean Chili

Chicken & White Bean Chili
Serves at least 6 

3 Cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 Onion, chopped
1 Red bell pepper, chopped
2 tsp garlic, minced 
2 Cans chopped green chilies 
1 pound dried Great Northern Beans, rinsed 
10 cups chicken broth 
1 Jalapeno, sliced 
1 1/2 Tbs Ground Cumin 
1 1/2 Tbs Chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 
Grey salt & white pepper, to taste 
1 cup fat free 1/2 & 1/2 
2 Tbs cornmeal 
1 cup of grated pepper jack, plus more for garnish
Sour Cream  & Salsa for garnish 
Tortilla chips


In a dutch oven over medium-high heat, saute onions, red pepper and garlic until soft. Add chopped green chilies with juice & dried bean rinsed beans. Pour 8 cups of the chicken broth into the Dutch oven. Add jalapenos & season with salt, pepper, chili powder & cumin. Place lid on pot and reduce heat to low & cook for an hour
Add 3 cups of cooked chicken & remaining 2 cups of chicken broth. Cover and cook for another hour.
Mix milk with cornmeal and pour into the chili. Cook for another ten minutes & allow it to thicken. Right before serving add cayenne pepper and Pepper Jack cheese and stir.
Serve chili in a bowl over crushed tortilla chips topped with sour cream, extra cheese and touch of salsa.
Hope you Enjoy!

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4 comments:

scrout1944@msn.com said...

I was about to beg for a doggie picture when I saw Louise. Any chance of a group portrait for the canine crazies out here? I have a confession to make. I no longer use dried beans. I find canned ones are very fine products. I'm sure I mention this in the book, and, by the way, thank you for kind remarks.

Mary said...

What a great alternative to the standard chile fare. This is a really nice recipe I always enjoy the time I spend here. You've created a great spot for your readers to visit and you keep me coming back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I agree with Mary. This is a fabulous alternative to red chili. I like to mix up things in my kitchen too and everyone loves chicken. The pepper jack would make it nice and spicy and the color of the chili is so attractive.
Sam

Lara B Knight said...

Stephen - the book is hilarious! A must read!!!
Mary - thank you for your kind remarks - so kind & made me smile!
Sam - it is yummy!