Thursday, October 9, 2008

White Chili

Both my kids devour this chili!

2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 tbsp chopped garlic
1 lb lean ground chicken (sub shredded rotisserie chicken or canned chicken)
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp chili powder, or to taste
1 (15-oz) can cannellini beans, rinsed
1 (15-oz) can great northern beans, rinsed
2 cups fresh baby spinach

1. In a large, deep-sided skillet, heat oil over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add onion, garlic, and chicken. Cook for 10-minutes, or until chicken is white. Stir to break up any chunks. (If I use rotisserie or canned chicken, I add the chicken in step 2.)

2. Add remaining ingredients, except spinach, and stir well. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils. Reduce heat to medium-low simmer, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes, or until thick and bubbly. Stir in spinach; cook 1 minute, or until wilted.

3. Serve with garnishes: sour cream, salsa, or guacamole.

Yields 4 (2 cup) servings


Lisa Ross said...

Delicious! My husband devoured it (he rated it a 9 out of 10-- we usually rate our food so I can write it on the recipes and know whether or not to use it again). Roman picked the beans out of it (which I knew he would). There was only enough left over for one of us to have it for lunch tomorrow, so I'm going to double the recipe next time. I did make a few changes: I only added 2 tbsp. garlic, I used ground turkey (Wal-mart was out of ground chicken), I added salt, and I added 2 c. extra of chicken stock (I like it soupier). We'll definitely have this again!

Nikki said...

I've never used the ground chicken -- I've made my own chicken and shredded it (and homemade broth!) and used canned chicken. I also add salt and pepper continuously while I cook, and add the extra broth for more soupy-ness. :)