Monday, January 28, 2013

White Bean Green Chicken Chili

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I like red chili as much as the next person I guess, but trying to find a really good recipe to make at home is really hard.  I've tried several and they just never taste the same as store bought or restaurant style chili.

I can, however, say THIS is the best tasting White Bean Green Chicken Chili I've ever tasted!
This chili is very versatile and can be made with either chicken or pork.  I've made it both ways in the past and it's great either way.

This chili has all the warm spiciness of a red chili without all the tomato-y acid that gives some of us (older folks) indigestion.

Here's what you need:

2 Tbs. oil
1 yellow onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, grated (on a micro plane)
2 large chicken breasts, cubed or 2 lbs. pork roast or chops, cubed
1 Tbs. cumin
2 tsp. oregano
1 Tbs. chili powder
2 Tbs. chicken bouillon
3 Tbs. flour
1-1/2 cups frozen corn, I use sweet white corn
1 - 32 oz. box chicken broth
2 jars green salsa - I use Trader Joe's (cheap and delicious)
1-1/2 cups water
2 cans Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups Monterey jack cheese

Before starting stir all the spices and chicken bouillon together in a bowl and set aside.
In a large dutch oven or stock pot (at least 7 qts.) heat the oil.  Add the diced onion and chicken cubes (or Pork) and saute 7 - 10 minutes. 
Using a microplane grate the garlic into the chicken mixture and cook for 2 minutes. Add the spices and flour and stir to coat.  Cook 5 minutes, stirring.
Add the drained and rinsed beans, broth, salsa, and water and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the cheese and corn and cook an additional 10 minutes.  Salt and Pepper can be added to taste if needed.  
Serve with an assortment of garnishes:  Avocado, sour cream, more cheese, limes, tortilla chips, sliced green onions, and don't forget the cornbread!

Serves - 8
Here's the handy printable - White Bean Green Chicken Chili


  1. Hi Michelle, just letting you know that your link to Food on Friday: Slow Cooker was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Have a nice week.

  2. This is delicious! I love these flavor combinations.

    We are having a Super Bowl/Chili Party this week with some great giveaways. I would love it if you would bring this over to the party!

    Thanks for sharing this and have a SUPER week!

    1. PS. I included this in my Weekly Rays of Sunshine:


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