Saturday, January 28, 2012

Chilly weather again....

This is the finished product, ready to garnish with cilantro, sour cream and grated cheese!

Although we have had a few cold mornings, our winter, for the most part, has been warmer than usual.  At the end of the week there was a cold front that passed through, dumping a bit of rain on us before the temperatures became more seasonable.  This morning we had a healthy frost, along with some fog, and the sun is now shining with temperatures in the high forties.  Regardless of the weather, it is always a good time to enjoy some of this White Chili.  This recipe comes from a local
 restaurant and was printed in our local newspaper some time ago.  It has been a favorite of ours since the restaurant opened quite a number of years ago.


1/2 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless - roasted and pulled into small pieces
1/2 cup diced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups water
2 cups low fat chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 to 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro  may use dried if fresh is not available)
2 Tablespoons chopped green chillies (canned)
3 cups Great Northern beans (canned), drained and rinsed
salt to taste
- Saute diced onions, garlic, and oregano in olive oil in a soup pot.  Cook 5 minutes.
- Combine water, chicken broth, cumin, cilantro, and green chilies.  Add to pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer.  Add chicken and beans; stir often, and simmer about 15 minutes.
- If you wish, you may combine 1/4 cup cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water to add to the chili if you want it to be thicker.  In that case, after cornstarch and water are blended, pour, while stirring, into simmering pot of chili.  Continue cooking until mixture thickens.  Then, remove from heat.
Servings:  Four to six
NOTE:  I sometimes use more chicken broth for part of the water if I want more chicken flavor.:-)

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  1. great recipe! i will be trying this soon!

  2. Oh Nellie this looks so good...we have a recipe from a local caterer..and it is so yummy...who doesn't just love White Chili??!! Ours has cheese in it...of course I'm sure it's much higher in calories..sad...

    Blessings and have a wonderful Sunday!


  3. I had never heard of white chili till I moved to Wisconsin. My hubby loves it. xo Diana

  4. Sounds great! Chili is one of those dishes that you can tweak according to your family's preference, and this recipe seems to be quite versatile. Gonna have to try it, for sure!! Thanks for sharing another delectable cool-weather treat!

  5. Good evening Neliie, It sounds wonderful, you know that is something I have never made. I think it looks really good and your recipe sound wonderful.
    I am going to have to try this one.
    I hope you have a lovely Sunday.