White Winter Chili


So last week was hot here in So Cal and we have been eating lots of fresh fruits, cut up veggies and popsicles! However, when I woke up one morning early this week the weather changed for the worse and it was cold, overcast and raining! So instead of letting the day put me down I decided to do what I love best... Cook! As I said it's cold so I opted to make Chili!


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tsp + 2 tsp oil
1 onion, chopped
1 T chopped garlic
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp dried parsley
2 4 oz cans diced mild green chilies
1/2 cup minced green/red/yellow peppers (your choice which you pick)
4 cups soaked white beans (Or possibly 2 cans low sodium white beans if you are in a pinch)
4 cups rich broth 
1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
2 greens onion, chopped


While heating 2 tsp. oil in your heavy soup pot trim all fat from the chicken breasts. Please use med-low heat because the goal is to only use one pot to save time.

While the chicken is slowing browning I take out my small $10 Target food processor and "mince" my onions and set aside. Next I mince my garlic and bell peppers, set aside. Once the chicken is browned on both sides remove from pot and place right in the food processor and push the buttons a few times so the chicken gets chopped up a bit now, set aside. I personally place most everything back on the cutting board in the order it will go it the pot.

Heat the other 2 teaspoons of oil in your pot, then saute onions until they're softened and just starting to brown, about 3-5 minutes. Add minced garlic, peppers, ground cumin, parsley and saute a couple minutes.

Add 4 cups white beans, 4 cups chicken broth and canned diced chilies, turn to low and simmer. Let cook for 30 minutes.

After the chili has simmered for 30 minutes, add the chicken and simmer about 5 minutes more.
After adding the chicken, chop up the cilantro and green onions. After 5 minutes add chopped cilantro and simmer about 5 minutes more. Garnish with green onions and serve hot.

Other easy toppers are:
  Sour cream or vegan alternative, Cheese or vegan alternative and Tortilla Chips


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