Thursday, January 13, 2011
White Chicken Chili
Call an ambulance…I have lost my senses of taste & smell! Yikes.
Having a cold sucks for a person addicted to food.
Having a cold sucks for a person who has a hard time sleeping as it is.
Having a cold sucks for a person who just invited people over and is praying to the cold gods to remedy the situation by Saturday because she has all this fantastic stuff she needs to cook and eat and drink..phew
You know what rocks while you’re sick? Besides the day off of course (which I do not have, cry)…chili in your belly, it just seems right. The nasal passages cleared for just the right amount of time for me to enjoy this…then they closed right up on my glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
If my nasal passages ever show themselves in human form I will promptly whoop their butt.
This recipe was delightfully borrowed from a website I stalk constantly…Pioneer Woman PS….all you foodies…she is having a photography contest for FOOD pictures, so hop on over…I realize I am hurting my chances of the grand win I have planned but I am praying to the karma gods here about my cold.
• 3 cups shredded chicken
• 1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
• 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
• 2 whole Cans Green Chilies, Chopped
• 1 pound Dried Great Northern Beans, Rinsed
• 8 cups Chicken Broth
• 2 whole Jalapenos, Sliced
• 1-½ Tablespoon Ground Cumin
• ½ teaspoons Paprika
• ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
• Salt To Taste
• White Pepper, To Taste
• 1 cup Whole Milk
• 2 Tablespoons Masa
• Grated Monterey Jack, To Taste
• Sour Cream For Garnish
• Cilantro For Garnish
In a large pot over medium-high heat, saute onions and garlic for 2 minutes. Add chopped green chilies, then rinsed beans. Pour chicken broth into the pan. Add sliced jalapenos. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Place lid on pot and reduce heat to low.
Cook for 2 hours or until beans are done. Halfway through the cooking process, add 3 cups of cooked chicken.
When beans are tender, mix milk with masa and pour into the chili. Cook for an additional ten minutes to thicken. Check seasoning and adjust, adding cayenne pepper and paprika if desired.
Add some Monterey Jack cheese to the pot and stir to melt.
Serve chili in a bowl. Garnish with cilantro, sour cream, extra cheese
PS. Reserve a bowl for the cold gods, you just never know what will work with those jerks.
PS. Hide a 2nd bowl in the back of the fridge, aka the area your significant other will not find it.
PS. I have let my cats in and out of the house approximately 7,234 times this week…so far…yes this is off topic…but dear lord pick a side cats.