Thursday, June 9, 2011

White Chicken Chili

I am always looking for ways to add beans in my diet. After eating rice and beans seriously everyday in Brazil I miss them every once in a while. Yummm... I can't wait for the day to go back and have some of the basic but delicious foods they serve down there. Brazilian food is simply delicious. Well, this bean recipe is not Brazilian... but it does have beans. Dustin and I ate it for supper last night and Dustin said it was one of the best soups he has ever eaten. So... there ya go, this soup is good! I looked at a few recipes and kind of made my own. Some had cilantro, but I don't really like cilantro, one had corn, so I added corn, etc... So when you make it go ahead and make it how you want!

White Chicken Chili
1 tablespoon olive oil (or any oil you have)
1/2 an onion, diced. I used a white onion.
2 chicken breasts, diced or shredded. 
(A rotisserie chicken would make this meal really quick because you could just shred the chicken and it would be delicious.)
1 can of corn
2 cans of Great Northern Beans, make sure you drain and rinse them
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced. 
1 (4oz) can of green chilies
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Add salt and pepper to taste. I have salt/pepper grinders and they give food lots of flavor.
4 cups of chicken broth. You can make this with bouillon or buy a box.
1 lime, juiced.
Then just add whatever toppings you want on the top. I added some diced green onions, diced avocado, shredded Mozzarella cheese, and sour cream.

Now for the process. Add the tablespoon of oil to a large/deep pot and let it start warming over medium heat. When it is nice and warm add the diced onion and let it cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add the chicken and let it start cooking. I cut my chicken into small pieces so they would cook faster and then it would be easier to eat. After the chicken turns white add the garlic in and give it a stir so it is all coated. Then add the beans and corn and mix it all together. Now add the spices, the cumin and oregano, and get it all mixed in. Now add the chicken broth and let it come to a simmer and let the soup simmer for about 25 minutes so the chicken broth can reduce down. During this time you can add the lime juice and stir it in with the broth. After about 25 minutes this soup will be so delicious and full of flavor! Dish it out and add your toppings. Enjoy!


  1. Acabei de ver o link do blog no facebook!! Não sabia q tu tinha um, agora vou vir aki de vez em quando pra ler!!bjss

  2. This is favorite recipe ever. We made it all the time on the mish