Nothing warms my tummy quite like a fabulous soup or stew. Not only are they warm and comforting, but they're usually a one-pot meal...so cleanup is a breeze! Today I have an easy and delicious recipe to share with you. It is perfect for chilly evenings and it is really quick and simple to make.
This is a recipe that I've had for years and it's never failed me. All three of my kids and Mr DIY give it a thumbs up every time!
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White Bean Chicken Chili2 Tbsp butter
1-2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1/2 cup chopped onion
In a large pan or skillet (something with high sides), cook the onions and the chicken in the butter over medium high heat, stirring often. Cook until the chicken is lightly browned and no longer pink.
Add the following:
3 16-oz cans of white beans, undrained (I used Navy, Northern and Cannelini)
1 cup chicken broth
1 4-oz can chopped green chilies (I had about a cup of green enchilada sauce left over from a previous meal, so I added that instead)
1 tsp ground cumin
black pepper to taste
Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook gently for 10-15 minutes. At this point, I started my rice cooking, but the chili is good on its own too.
That's it. You can garnish it with the herb of your choice if you want (parsley and cilantro are both good).
Serve in deep soup bowls over rice like I did, or on it's own.
Do you want to hear a funny story?
Mr DIY is the gardener in our family. He's been bringing his long red peppers into the house (they're sweet, he said), and for some reason they've wilted before I can use them., so they've gone uneaten. I thought I'd grab one from the garden and chop it up for garnish for this recipe (see above picture). I popped a piece into my mouth to munch on. HOLY TOLEDO! It was blazing! My mouth was on fire! All evening I kept forgetting and rubbing my eyes or mouth...I'd get reminded as soon as the burn started. We're not sure what happened...they're supposed to be sweet. Anyone know?
After carefully removing the little pieces of hell from my bowl, I enjoyed my meal and I hope you'll try this recipe too. The best part is how economical it is. One chicken breast fed my family (currently of 4, as my oldest son is a freshman at College) with leftovers!
Do you have a favorite comfort food?
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