Friday, October 29, 2021

Easy White Chicken Chili


Usually, on Halloween, I like to post a soup recipe, but this year, I think this chili recipe will do just as nicely. (Yes, I know I already have another posted white chicken chili recipe, but more is more, dontcha think?)
So, why soup on Halloween? Well, for one thing, you’re answering the door all afternoon giving trick-or-treaters their coveted sweets. Who has time to cook a dinner with all of those interruptions? Also, if you have a houseful of kids like we did growing up, with all of us coming and going at different times of day, this was the easiest way to fill everyone’s belly. Everyone was able to just serve themselves whenever they came home. Chances are all of your ghouls and goblins will be thankful for a nice steamy bowl of goodness to warm them up after being outside in the chilly Autumn weather.
And most importantly, I do it, because my Mom did. So that settles it.
 So anyway, let’s talk about this chili, want to?
I was recently doing some canning, and my unofficial 5th sister, Roz, came over to help. She had just finished making a crock pot full of apple butter to be canned, and of course I had several canning projects going on at the same time. Since I had so much multitasking going on, she was nice enough to bring lunch, and this was it!
 The recipe is from Bush’s Beans, and the recipe was right on the side of the can. It’s so easy, it comes together in a snap! And it uses a rotisserie chicken, which makes it a HUGE time saver.
 So the next time you need something quick and hearty, try this recipe. It’s an instant hit!

2 cans (15.5 oz) Bush's White Chili Beans, undrained
1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
1 can (14 oz) reduced sodium chicken broth
1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
1-2 medium jalapeños, seeded and diced
1 cooked rotisserie chicken, remove meat from bone and dice

Optional Toppings:
shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream, cilantro, tortilla strips, avocado, lime wedge

In a 4-quart stock pot, add 1 1/2 cans of beans, mash the remaining 1/2 can chili beans with a fork and add to the pot.
Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add optional toppings, if desired.

Not of fan of heat, leave out the jalapeños. Want more heat? Add more! Or add a hotter pepper. As hot as you like it!
The best way to keep this warm is just to throw everything into a crock pot. Easy peasy! Feeding a crowd? Double everything!

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