Monday, May 11, 2009

White Chicken Chili

It's already over 100 degrees here in the valley of the sun. My husband got a nasty sunburn and I scorched my hands on the steering wheel. What better time to make soup?
That's our camel, Buford. He loves soup. Some members of our household who shall remain nameless (girl child) have a serious need of more fiber in their diet. She, um, I mean the nameless family member recently decided that beans are edible so I was looking for a way to fix some up.

This is Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili. I found the recipe at AllRecipes. I'm not sure who this Cha Cha person is, but I like their recipe.

Here's the recipe for ya. I toned the jalapenos down a bit, and used canellini's for the beans. Otherwise, pretty much did exactly as it says.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapeno peppers 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast 3 (15 ounce) cans white beans 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

DIRECTIONS Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Slowly cook and stir the onion until tender. Mix in the garlic, jalapeno, green chile peppers, cumin, oregano and cayenne. Continue to cook and stir the mixture until tender, about 3 minutes. Mix in the chicken broth, chicken and white beans. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the mixture from heat. Slowly stir in the cheese until melted. Serve warm.

We enjoyed it with the tortilla chips but some cheesy cornbread would have hit the spot too.

15 comments:

noble pig said...

Funny I made soup in the heat too...what's up with that.

Cha Cha did good!

MaryRC said...

not to brag but i have a white chili recipe that has come in second place at every chili cook off i have entered. LOL

Julie said...

I like soup all year round...I guess it's kinda weird.

Are you sharing that recipe or is it top secret??

WhisperingWriter said...

Mmm, this sounds delicious.

I make a white chili dish in my crock pot.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Yummy my dear :), you always have the best stuff over here!

the ungourmet said...

This looks really good! I was planning on making chili later this week! I like this recipe because it doesn't look too filling. It looks great for spring!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

White chicken chili is one of my favorites - this recipe looks a lot spicier than any of the recipes I have. I like it! Thanks!

(And Mary, my friend, quit talkin' about that recipe and start postin'.)

Emily said...

Oooh I love white chicken chili. This looks great!

Tiffany said...

I like white chili, but I've only made it once. That recipe looks good. I hope Buford liked it ;-)

Katherine Aucoin said...

I like white chili so much better than red. this looks incredible.

Lanie said...

Are you in Phoenix? My family is in Gilbert. I can't believe it is that hot already. Houston isn't much different with the 90 degrees and added humidity. Thanks for stopping by and reading my funny quotes. I love Erma too! Looking forward to trying this recipe. I think I will link to it on my Friday Favorites on my blog this week. Have a great one! Lanie

Donna-FFW said...

I have been reading so many delicious recipes for this type of chili. I am going to have to try it, it looks so delicious!

Carolyne said...

I love white bean chili! I'll have to add this to my "To Make" list!

Ingrid said...

LOL! Too funny.
~ingrid

Leslie said...

mmm.I love this soup..I also add sour cream to it towards the end...YUMMO