I know, I know, I should be doing a Christmas post, but I have been making this soup lately, and my children love it so I decided to share this yummy and quick recipe for a warming soup. During the holiday season it is so nice to have a break from the sweets, don't you think? It is creamy and soul-satisfying. Make it with chicken or make it without, or use fat-free half and half if you are watching your fat.
White Chili Chicken Recipe
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
In a large stockpot or dutch oven sauté the garlic and onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until onions are transparent.
Then add the following ingredients:
1 can white chicken (12-1/2-ounce)
3 (15-1/2-ounce) cans white beans (Great Northern)
1 can (4-ounce) chopped green chiles
1 can (14-1/2-ounce) chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Bring the ingredients in the dutch oven or stock pot to a mild boil, and then simmer for 30 minutes. Then add 2 cups half and half -- nonfat is fine. Heat the mixture and then add 1 to 2 tablespoons corn starch to 1/4 cup cold water. Stir cornstarch mixture into soup, and then heat until thickened. This soup only gets better the next day; it also thickens more.
If desired, garnish with cilantro, green onions, and white cheddar cheese, and corn chips.
I adapted this recipe from my sister Jacqueline.
Have a wonderful day!