Monday, October 11, 2010

Cha Cha Chicken Chili

It's that time of year....soup, soup, SOUP!  I could live off nothing but soup in the winter.  Okay, soup and dessert!  We made the "quick-n-lite" version after church yesterday.  Delicioso!

2 lbs Boneless skinless chicken ( can also shred it after cooking if you're doing it in a crockpot.  I've also used canned chicken in a pinch)
2 med Onions
3 tsp Garlic powder
2 Tbl Oil
4 can Great Northern beans (white beans), drained and rinsed
2 cans Chicken broth
3 cans Diced green chilies
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Cayenne
16 oz. Sour cream (Lite version.... 8 oz sour cream and 8 oz plain yogurt)
8 oz Whipping cream or half-n-half  (Lite version.....1 can evaporated milk)

Saute chicken, onion & garlic in oil.  Combine beans, broth, chilies and seasoning in a pot.  Add chicken and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 mins.  Remove from heat and stir in sour cream and whipping cream.

*NOTE:  This is great in the crockpot.  Just put all ingredients in a crockpot EXCEPT for the sour cream and whipping cream.  Cook 6 - 8 hours on low.  Shred chicken.  And add sour cream and whipping cream before serving. And the "lite" version tastes pretty dang close to the original!!!

For a quick version I use canned chicken.  And I cook the onions in the microwave for a couple minutes with a little olive oil.  Then just dump it in the pot and simmer for a few.  Just remember NOT to add the creams until the end or it WILL curdle on you!

Serve with tortilla chips and Monterey Jack cheese.

1 comment:

  1. I am so going to make this since I have no time for regular cooking or updating recipes right now with work being crazy but since this is made in the dummy proof pot aka the crock pot I can't wait to try it!