Wednesday, December 18, 2013

White Chicken Chili

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!


Marigene said...

Yummy! This is one of my husband's favorite winter meals.

Jacqueline said...

This is a yummy one, but we sure haven't made it in a while! cooking is so different for only two. Hope you are enjoying family time!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a quick and warming lunch.

Sue said...

White chicken chili is definitely one of my favorites!