Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Baby, its cold outside….

Yes, it is definitely that time of year. It doesn’t take much more than the slightest chill in the air, and there I am, standing in the kitchen, making soup. I don’t need an excuse, any old reason will do. In this case, the girls and I are getting together over lunch to make jewelry today. Well, GEE, that means we need FOOD!

Little Man was in the dog house last night so I didn’t get pictures taken, but I promise (to try) to post those later. The one here is right now, sitting on the floor in my office warming up.
White Chicken Chili
1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1 large onion, chopped fine
2 tsp. minced garlic (or, if you are like me, its more like 2 TABLESPOONS)
2 TB olive oil
2 cans (15.5 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans chicken stock
2 cans (4.5 oz.) chopped green chilies
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt1
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. ground oregano
1 1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (or more ;-)
2 cups sour cream
3/4 cup whipping cream

Saute onion, garlic and chicken in olive oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add beans, broth, chilies and remaining seasonings. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in sour cream and whipping cream. This makes a very thin “chili”. You can beef it up by using another can of beans and more chicken if you want yours chunkier.

By the way - shameless plug here, the crock pot in the picture is the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go slow cooker. I cannot recommend this one enough! The lid clamps shut and has a rubber gasket so that when you are transporting it to work for a luncheon, it WILL NOT SPILL. I mean it. I had to slam on the brakes one time for an idiot in front of me, turned the thing completely upside down, and nope, NOT A DROP escaped. Go getcha one. Seriously.


NV said...

Oh. My. God.
WHAT TIME DO WE EAT?! This is a favorite of mine. Luckily, one of the delis down the street from the office makes it.

Well, I guess I know what I'll be having for lunch tomorrow.

MonkeyGirl said...

I need to get Mr. M one of those crockpots. He was in a chili cook-off awhile back and just as he pulled in the paring lot, the crock pot dumped over all over the inside of his truck. He tried to withdraw from the contest because he only had a small amount left but they refused to let him drop out. They made it work with what he had left and he won the contest by a landslide!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there. Thanks for coming by. This chili looks awesome!!!!I made a golden one over a week ago which was amazing as well. I cannot believe Monkeygirl's story up there..that's awesome!!!