GOOD 4 YOU ~ WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

In the spirit of the first Sunday of the 2011-12 NFL season, I thought I’d post a chili recipe.

Good 4 You -White Chicken Chili
1 or 2 pounds cooked & cubed chicken breast (I cut it up and cooked it in my crock pot for 30 minutes on high with the oil)
1-2 tablespoons oil
Packet of McCormick chicken chili seasoning
1 ½ cups chicken broth
1 or 2 cans great northern beans with liquid
1 can white or yellow corn
2 small cans green chiles – optional

Directions:  You can cook the chicken in the crock pot.  To the cooked chicken, add seasoning mix and broth. Then add beans, corn, and green chiles, keep on low in crock pot for 2-4 hours…OR stove top for just 20 minutes…top with low fat shredded cheese, lite sour cream, and chopped green onions…serve with baked corn tortilla chips! YUM!

Modifications:
-I added a can of pinto beans.
-I left out the cheese, sour cream and chips.

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Put the frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil.  Let it cook for an hour. (If you use fresh chicken breasts, then you can skip this part).
  • After the chicken has cooked for about an hour, cut it up and Home Seasoning(If you use fresh chicken breasts, just cut up the chicken into chunks and start with this step)
  • Add the white chicken chili seasoning, chicken broth, corn, green chiles and beans to the crock pot and let it cook for about 2-3 hours on high.
Here’s what you’ll end up with:
Thoughts:
Talk about good!  This dish was so easy and so good.  It was healthy with the chicken breasts and beans.  Since the broth comes from chicken stock and the liquid of the beans, there is no “cream of xx” involved.
I only put one can of the green chiles in and I think that was perfect especially if you are serving it to children.  If you want a little more kick, go ahead and add the extra can.
I did end up adding a can of pinto beans, which the recipe did not call for, because since I didn’t measure out the chicken stock, my chili was too runny.  Once I added the pinto beans, I had a great consistency and I love the extra meatiness of pinto beans.
One of the best things about this meal is that it takes about 5 minutes of prep time.  I’d recommend fresh chicken breasts for a faster prep then pop open a couple of cans and walk away!
Hope you enjoy!
April