Tuesday, November 6, 2012
GRAND PRIZE CHICKEN CHILI
I signed up to bring chili to my church's Halloween party. I looked through some recipe books for inspiration and settled on a white chicken chili because it looked easy and I figured I could modify the idea and use ingredients I had on hand.
There were over forty crock pots of chili at this party, people. Most made by better cooks than your truly. Yet when they announced the grand prize chili, it was mine. My kids were so proud of their mama, they told everyone they met over the next couple days that I was an award-winning chef. So cute.
We made the chili again a few days later, it was so cozy and comforting. Try it!
Here's my recipe:
2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
1 medium yellow onion
two or three tablespoons butter or oil
2 cans white beans, or if you're cooking from dried beans shoot for about two pounds cooked beans
2 cans black beans
2 cans diced green chilis
two cans chicken broth or two to three cups homemade
one small tub sour cream
one pint heavy cream
three teaspoons dried garlic or one clove fresh garlic, mashed
salt, pepper to taste
Cook two pounds of chicken with a medium yellow onion in butter or oil. Slice into bite size pieces. Put in pot with chicken broth, beans, and chilis. Add salt, pepper, garlic and basil. Bring to boil. Let simmer for twenty minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream and heavy cream. This served our family of six with leftovers to spare.