One of the goals I had set for myself this year was to try new recipes- I too often get in the habit of cooking the same cycle of meals over & over again, which is funny considering that my Pinterest Boards only have about 2,000 different meal options!
So with the weekend ahead I thought I’d start off with a tried-and-true favorite- White Chicken Chili! I had originally posted this recipe on another blog I was writing at the time and to be honest, haven’t revisited it since; but with this MI winter still in high-gear, I figure it’s time to blow the dust off the ole crockpot and get to work in the kitchen!
The original post went something like this:
Harvest 2016 is almost in the books- The busyness of the season, while exciting, is starting to take a toll on us all; and I can’t wait to get back to a few days where we are not running the combine in the fields…Though in full disclosure, it’s the guys who deserve the credit for a job well done this year! Perhaps the first year in many where I haven’t run a bin full of beans or corn down to the co-op!
- 2.5 lbs boneless/skinless chicken (I prefer chicken thighs for this recipe but chicken breasts work too)
- 2- 8oz. cans diced green chilies
- 1/3 C Cilantro
- 1 tbsp. Garlic
- 3 cans Great Northern Beans
- 1 large yellow onion
- 2 C Chicken Broth
- 1 C Milk (I’m a dairy girl so I use the real deal, but feel free to substitute Coconut or Almond milk)
- 1/4 C cornstarch
- 1 tsp Chili powder
- 1 tbsp Salt
- Pepper to taste
- 2 tsp Cumin
- Dump chicken, beans, chilies, onion, garlic, cumin, salt & pepper, milk and broth in crockpot on high for 5-6 hrs. or on low for 7-8- make sure chicken is cooked and tender.
- Shred chicken once tender and mix well.
- Add cornstarch- to avoid clumps in chili, first mix cornstarch in approximately 1/2 of water till smooth and then add to rest of mixture.
- Let thicken in slow-cooker for an additional 1/2 hour.
- Add fresh cilantro before serving. If desired, add sour cream, shredded mozzarella cheese or any other favorite toppings.
Enjoy! Let me know what you think in the comments below!