Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cha-cha's White Chicken Chili

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My husband is gone this weekend, which means...I didn't shower till 1:00, I was in my robe most of the day, and I had a Gilmore Girls marathon. It also meant I wanted something low-key for dinner. White chicken chili is so easy and yummy!

We also just bought a Canon Rebel XSi (our Christmas gift to each other), so warning...this entry's going to be a little photo-heavy! Full directions are at the end.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Yields: 4 servings

Boil and dice 3 chicken breasts.

Chop up an onion.

Crush 3 cloves of garlic.

Heat one teaspoon of vegetable oil in a stockpot and add the onions.

Cook until tender. Add in one 4 ounce can each of diced jalapenos, chiles, the garlic, 2 teaspoons of cumin,

1 teaspoon of oregano,

and 1 teaspoon of cayenne, IF YOU DARE! Actually, I don't think it needs it. After you add the other ingredients, taste to see if it's hot enough for your taste. A full teaspoon of cayenne would make it FAR too hot for me!

Cook the ingredients until tender, about 3 minutes.

Then, add in 2 cans of chicken broth

and 3 cans of white beans.

Let the whole thing simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, grate 1 cup of pepper jack cheese.

Remove from heat and add the cup of cheese, stirring slowly until melted. Enjoy!

Full directions:

3 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, crushed (I prefer minced, actually)
1 4 oz can of diced jalapenos
1 4 oz can of diced chiles
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoons of cumin
1 teaspoon of cayenne (optional)
2 cans of chicken broth
3 cans of white beans
1 cup of shredded pepper jack cheese

1. Heat the oil in a large stockpot. Add in the onions and cook until tender. Add in the jalapenos, chiles, garlic, oregano, cumin, and cayenne if using. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add in chicken broth and beans, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Remove from heat. Add in cheese and stir until melted. Enjoy!


Erin said...

beautiful photos! I especially love the one of the onions going into the pan :)

The Lazy Housewife said...

Ha ha! I was so excited to take all those photos, I felt very Pioneer Woman :)

Cara said...

Your blog popped up on the side of my google reader as a blog I might like. I scanned through it, and as soon as I saw this recipe I decided I better subscribe for updates! This is one of my very favorite recipes! It's also very good with a can of white corn in it.

The Lazy Housewife said...

Oh cool! I have never tried it with a can of corn--sounds great, I will next time!