Brrrrr. I don’t know about where you live, but here on the ol’ NC homestead, I’m just about frozen solid. It’s been bitter cold and windy.
In my book, however, soup is the perfect remedy to ward off a chill. This is a recipe that we have been enjoying for years now and the entire family loves it. The other day I had Hubs drop an entire bag of chicken breasts into the crock pot for me. Once it was cooked, I shredded/cubed all of the meat and divided it into two bowls. I used half of it to make the Southwestern Chicken Wraps and oh my, I had forgotten how good they were. The girls loved them.
Yesterday I used the rest of the cubed chicken to make white chili. Have you ever had it before? Deliciousness.
Again the girls gobbled it up. I’m thrilled to have two more recipes that they will happily eat of their own accord. We mothers like that, don’t we? Life-specifically meal times- becomes so much easier.
Here’s the recipe.
- 3 15-oz. cans great northern beans, pinto, or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 2½ c. chopped cooked chicken
- 1 c. chopped onion
- 1½ c. chopped red, green, and/or yellow sweet pepper
- 2 jalapeno chili peppers, stemmed and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. ground cumin
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. dried oregano
- 3½ c. chicken broth
- sharp shredded cheese (optional)
- sour cream (optional)
- tortilla chips (optional)
- Combine the drained beans, chicken, onion, sweet pepper, jalapeno peppers, garlic, cumin, salt and oregano. Stir in chicken broth.
- Cover; cook on low for about 8-10 hours or on high for about 4-5 hours.
- Serve soup into bowls. Top with cheese, sour cream and/or tortilla chips, if desired.
This was so incredibly simple especially since the chicken had already been cooked and cubed the day before. This stuff is good. Really. We all wanted the leftovers for lunch today. Tears would have been shed, but I slowly handed the last bowl to my husband. That was true love in action, I tell you. Just wait until you taste this stuff.
After serving three bowls to Hubs, Bunny, and Fuzz, I poured the last of the broth out of the pan over leftover cooked rice (from the chicken wraps). It was actually a rather yummy and filling concoction not to mention it finished up leftovers from the fridge. I love it when that happens.
However instead of leftover white rice, we usually enjoy white chili with a bag of tortilla chips. We have been known to set our spoons down and simply eat our entire bowls as a dip with said chips. Then we slurp up all the broth-when no ones looking. Or listening.
Add a dollop of sour cream? *sigh*
So tell me, what do you serve on cold days? Soup? Wrap up in a blanket and have pizza delivered? Please share. I’d love to know. I need new recipes for this cold spell. =)
Thanks for reading.