I have heard alot of great things about white chili lately. At first I thought it was some crazy stuff. The more I thought about it though, the curiouser I got!
What the heck is white chili anyways?!
I knew I had to give this a try! Last night was a perfect time to do it too. If you use dried beans it does take a bit of preparation the night before.
1 onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 pepper, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 lbs ground chicken or turkey
2 lb dried northern beans
1 large can diced tomatoes
2 boxes of chicken stock
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 can corn, drained
salt and pepper to taste
The night before soak your beans as directed on the back of the package. You can also save time by buying jarred beans, but we don't care for those.
In a stock pot, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic, pepper and chicken. When the chicken is cooked throughout, add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about an hour or until the beans are soft. Serve.
I have to say, this was awesome and made the whole house smell great! My husband was drooling walking in the door. I did use a green pepper since we are wimps when it comes to spicy. If you like it spicy, use a jalapeno and a bit of chili powder.
I also made a large batch since hunting season is coming up. Half of this I froze for my hubby to take to deer camp for a quick heat it up meal. I also would recommend having your butcher grind up your chicken for you. I used my grinder to do it and what a pain! Chicken has a very thin membrane that tends to clog the machine. If I grind chicken again, I will do it after it's been cooked I think.
This makes a wonderful fall soup! I will be putting this in the keeper pile!
Now I gotta scoot! I have a little something up my sleeve that I am so excited to try out! I so hope it works. If it does, I do believe it could be compared to finding the secret for world peace!
Of course, I will be back to brag and share!
Posted @ Foodie Friday