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White Chicken Chili


The boy makes this all the time but I never knew how. Last night, he wasn't home, so I gave it a shot. It is super easy and delicious.

Forgive the photo. I took this pic of my leftovers in a Tupperware with my camera phone.

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Ingredients

2 large boneless chicken breasts
1 can Great Northern beans
1 white onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1.5 cups salsa verde (we just buy it in jars at the supermarket)
1/2 can or bottle of beer, nothing too dark (optional)
2.5 cups chicken broth
2 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese
sour cream
olive oil

Directions

1.Put the chicken breasts in a saucepan. Cover them with water and put them over medium-high heat. Boil until cooked through, about 15 minutes (if they are not 100% cooked through, it's okay, they will finish cooking later).
2. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the salsa verde, cumin and chili powder. Heat until simmering.
4. Add the beer and broth. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
5. Drain the can of beans and add to the pot. Let the pot simmer over low heat, uncovered, for about 45 minutes, stirring frequently. You want the liquid to reduce a bit so it's not so soupy.
6. Meanwhile, when the chicken is cooked through, remove it from the saucepan, let it sit until cool enough to handle, and shred it with two forks.
7. After the 45 minutes is up, add the chicken to the pot, bring the heat up just a bit and cook for 10 more minutes.
8. Add a handful of shredded cheese to the pot, stir. It will melt immediately.
9. Serve with more cheese and sour cream on top.

Iveenia Iveenia 5 years 28 weeks
POOR FINN - sorry - yes - we do not have all here either... ;) (and imagine, it is Switzerland...) :ROTFL:
CoconutPie CoconutPie 5 years 28 weeks
Thanks, Iveenia! But then I would have to find tomatillos... Not easy here! :) I'll try though.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 5 years 28 weeks
This would be perfect with leftover shredded mexican pork!
Iveenia Iveenia 5 years 28 weeks
Finn - you might always do that Salsa Verde at home... :) I presume there is the Mexican version which works with that recipe - otherwise you can do what you wish - there are so many variations - :) happy cooking http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsa_verde http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/001109tomatillo_salsa_verde.php
CoconutPie CoconutPie 5 years 28 weeks
Oh that sounds so good! I wonder if I can find salsa verde here.
Iveenia Iveenia 5 years 28 weeks
looks :DROOL: mmmmmmmmm - will talk that over with the family ;) Thank you for that recipe, Whiplash!