Tuesday, February 22, 2011

White Chili

White Chili is more popular in my house than regular chili.  I'm not exactly sure why, but we tend to make this more.  Anyway, this one is also super easy, and FREEZABLE! Woo! Freezable is a glorious word in our house these days.  I don't have any pictures for you right now, but this one can be done in your Crock Pot or just in a large pot on the stove.  I prefer the Crock Pot for this one, but either works.

You Will Need:
Vegetable Oil (just enough to coat the bottom of a skillet, about 2 or 3 Tbsp)
1 onion (I substitute with about 1 Tbsp of minced onion because we aren't huge onion fans)
Jalapeno Peppers (Use as little or as much of these as you like, spending on your desire for spice)
3 Garlic Cloves (or 1 and 1/2 Tbsp. Minced Onion)
1 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp salt
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4-6 cans of Great Northern White Beans
  1. Begin boiling your chicken on the stove stop until cooked through (about 20-25 minutes)
  2. Once chicken is cooked through, shred or chop
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium/high heat
  4. Chop onion, peppers, and garlic and add to skillet
  5. Sprinkle in cumin, oregano and salt
  6. Cook for roughly 5 minutes, stirring occasionally (if you substitute the onion and garlic for the minced onion and minced garlic, this may be less time and you will want to stir frequently to avoid burning)
  7. Combine all ingredients with beans into your pot.
  8. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer.  The longer you allow to simmer (which is why I prefer the Crock Pot) the better the spices and ingredients blend.
The best part of this recipe is that you can make adjustments for all of these ingredients on measurements.  If you like more garlic, add more garlic.  This recipe accommodates for alterations that work well for your family preferences. 

Once cooled to the touch, you can place this in a Food Saver bag and freeze.  To unthaw, simply leave in hot water.  Reheat again on the stove or Crock Pot whenever you are ready.

Let me know if you have questions!


Erika and Jason said...

That sounds SO good!

Brittney said...

YUM! Your recipe posts make me hungry when I read them! Can't wait to try this one, too!

Kerr said...

I make a chili very similar to this and I love it! I ate the whole pot by myself in less than a week. ooops.