Thursday, February 9, 2012

white chicken "chili"

another day...another soup.  i didn't even notice until i sat down to write this that we apparently have been on a soup kick lately. 

anyway, as part of my project:  organization i have continued on with my pinterest - found meals, and this was another hit at the thompson hizzy. 

now, i am going to apply the term "chili" to this recipe only because that's what the original source says, but honestly, it's much more like a tortilla soup in my opinion.   

and i apologize for not taking some wonderfully glamorous instagram photos for you all to drool over.  i realized after i sent the last of the soup with the hubs today for lunch that i didn't get around to it.  woops. 

  • 1 tablespoon EVOO 
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
    • she uses a rotisserie chicken and shreds it. 
    • since i am on a super-tight budget, i used 3 chicken breasts, cubed them, sauteed in the EVOO with s & p, oregano, cumin, a little chili powder and anything else i felt like sprinkling in there.  doing it this way, i made the entire recipe for less than what a rotisserie chicken costs.  boo yah.
  • 2 cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 box (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste  (i use coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper)
  • 1 lime, juice

get ta' cookin': 

  1. in a large stock pot, heat your EVOO, throw in your chicken, season and sear. 
  2. add the onions and cook until they are almost translucent
  3. add the lime juice and green chilies.  i like to let everything simmer here for just a minute.
  4. add the beans, corn, cumin, oregano and broth. 
  5. stir and bring to boil, then reduce your heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes. 
  6. serve however you'd like!
    • i added some sour cream, colby and monterey jack cheese and tortilla strips.  i forgot the cilantro at the store, otherwise it would've been on there too:)

super-dee-duper easy "chili" and this is one of those soups that gets better as each day passes!  even better news:  SUPER low in calories, high in fiber and protein!  (just omit the sour cream, cheese and chips...) 

my only complaint is that this recipe doesn't make a very big next time i'll probably double it:)

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  1. yumm!

    I LOVE your new look! How did you get that header to work? I can never seem to get one to work for me...

  2. I'll prob make this next week...sounds yum.
    Rotisserie chickens are freaking expensive and it stinks!!!



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