Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! I don’t know about you, but if I don’t see another cookie for a while, that’ll be just fine with me! I think I overdid it on the sweets this Christmas. I finally decided to freeze most of our cookie collection, so that we can have a treat on a rainy day. Speaking of rainy days, we’ve been having a LOT of rain here in Hawaii recently. I love it. The days and nights have been quite cool for us…it’s amazing how your body adjusts to the temperatures wherever you are. We have been dipping into the 60s at night (don’t laugh!) and I’ve been wearing my sweatpants and craving warm, comforting meals like this creamy white chicken chili and cornbread.
First, saute your chicken and onion in a little olive oil, until just brown. Add garlic and cook for just a couple minutes. Then, add in your white beans, cumin, oregano, cayenne, salt, green chiles, and chicken broth.
Then you simply let this mixture simmer and simmer away, until the flavors are really well developed. The original recipe says 30 minutes, but I had extra time, so I let it simmer for over an hour. Take your pot off the heat, and add in your half and half…this is what makes the chili so creamy and comforting! The original recipe also calls for sour cream to be added in with the half and half at the end, but my husband doesn’t like the taste of sour cream, so I just omitted it. We didn’t miss it at all!
slightly adapted from Eat, Live, Run
1 lb chicken breast, cubed
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp olive oil
2 cans cannellini beans
2 cans green chiles (4 oz each)
14.5 oz chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne (I would cut this in half or less if you don’t like it spicy)
1/2 cup half and half
Saute chicken breast and onion in olive oil until just brown. Add in garlic cloves and cook for 2 minutes. Add in beans, chiles, chicken broth, salt, oregano, cumin, and cayenne. Stir to combine and allow the mixture to come to boil, then turn down to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for at least 30 minutes (I simmered it for over an hour). Take the pot off the heat and add in the half and half. Serve immediately with your favorite side (ours is cornbread!)
What’s your favorite wintry comfort food?
What is the weather like in your neck of the woods?