Introduction: How to Make White Chicken Chili

I am not a big soup eating person. In fact I strongly dislike most soups. I was very skeptical when I first made this chili. However after trying the first bite I will never stop eating it! Its my absolute favorite and I will make it until the day I die,which hopefully won't be very soon. 

Step 1: Ingredients

This recipe works best when you have all the ingredients out and ready to go. Make sure you have everything before you start making it! 

I lb Chicken Breast 
  - cut into bite size pieces

1 medium onion

1.5 teaspoons of garlic powder 

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 

2 cans Great Northern Beans 
   - rinse and drain these 

1 can chicken broth 

1 teaspoon salt 

1 teaspoon oregano 

1/2 pepper 

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

1 cup sour cream 

1/2 cup whipping cream 

2 cans diced green chilies 



Step 2: Step One

You will want a saucepan for this step. 

In the saucepan add the uncooked chicken, garlic powder, onion, and vegetable oil. 
( A tip for cutting onions: if you chew gum while cutting onions your eyes will not sting as much)
Cook until the chicken is cooked through and no pink is visible. 

A trick that I have learned is when the juice coming out of the chicken is clear it is cooked through. There is no harm however in cutting the biggest cube of chicken and seeing if it is pink inside. If that is cooked through most likely the others will be to. 

You don't want salmonella so be sure the chicken is COOKED in the middle. 

Step 3: Step Two

Now you will see why I told you to have a big saucepan! If you don't have one big enough what I do is I fry the chicken in a sauce pan and then transfer everything into a big pot. 

Add the beans (that you rinsed and drained), chilies, all the seasonings, and chicken broth. 

You can mess with the seasonings a bit if you want. Add more if you want more spice, or less if you're like me and can't tolerate spice at all.

Like I said earlier it works best if you add these ingredients to a big pot and transfer the chicken. It helps in the next steps as well.  

Step 4: Step Three

Bring this to a boil! It should take about 10 minutes. 

After it is boiling reduce the heat and let is simmer uncovered for at least 30 minutes. 

This lets all of the flavors really sink into the chicken and beans. 

You don't want to simmer it for more than 40 minutes however because the chicken will dry out. 

Step 5: Step Four

After it is done simmering remove from heat and and stir in the sour cream and whipping cream. 

One time I accidentally added these ingredients while it was simmering, no harm was done so don't panic if you do this. It will look really frothy and weird while it simmers. Don't throw it out! It will still look normal after it is removed from heat. 

It does taste a better if you add these ingredients after you remove the pot from heat. Try to follow the instructions :) 


Step 6: Serve

Enjoy my favorite meal! I'm glad I got to share this with you. This makes GREAT leftovers. I usually double the recipe so I can have more for about 4 days after! 

Also, this was on heat so make sure you don't burn your mouth on the first few bites. then you couldn't taste the deliciousness of the  flavor ! Or anything else for that matter. 

I sometimes add a few ice-cubes and let them melt in order to get this to a reasonable heat.
Hopefully you become as addicted as I am to this. 

Step 7: Where Did I Get This Recipe?

http://www.food.com/recipe/white-chicken-chili-54230 

Food.com is a great place to explore new things. Every recipe has a rating given by other people who have tried it. You can even put the ingredients you have and it will give you a recipe that you can use! 


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