Sunday, February 26, 2012

White Chili

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small white onion, diced
6 to 8 small garlic cloves, minced
1 (7-ounce) can diced green chiles, drained
2 (15-ounce) cans white beans,undrained
4 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne
1 cup sour cream, plus additional for topping
3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Chopped fresh cilantro
Chopped tomatoes

1. Cook the chicken by the desired method. Cool and tear into pieces.Set aside.2. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic,and cook and stir until the onion is translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Addthe chicken, chiles, beans, broth, chicken bouillon, cumin, oregano, andcayenne. Simmer 30 to 45 minutes. Chili can be made ahead to this pointand refrigerated or frozen for serving later.3. Add the 1 cup sour cream and cheese, and continue cooking until thecheese is melted. Keep warm until serving.4. Serve in bowls and pass cilantro, tomatoes, and additional sour cream.Serve with ciabatta bread. Broil it a couple of minutes until crisp. Let your familyor guests tear the bread instead of serving it sliced. Pass the butter.Variation: For a thinner chili, the consistency of soup, add more chicken broth,up to 6 cups total

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