From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Thursday, January 15, 2015

White Chicken Chili

I made this recipe around Halloween time.  I made it several times after that.  I love this recipe the day i make it and the leftovers.  It is creamy because of the added cream cheese and full of flavor from the delicious spices. I save time with the chicken by using a Costco rotisserie chicken.  When I buy a chicken, I pick the meat off and divide it into two freezer bags.  This is the perfect portion for a soup or a meal for our family.  If you don't have a rotisserie chicken you can use 2 pounds of chicken breast, shredded.

White Chicken Chili

1/2 rotisserie chicken from Costco, Shredded 
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 tbsp olive oil 
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies
1 1/2 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp paprika 
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 (8 oz) pkg Neufchatel cheese, cut into 12 slices (aka light cream cheese) 
1 1/4 cup fresh corn (frozen works too)
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
3 (15 oz) cans White beans, drained and rinsed 

In a large pot, saute onion in olive oil for a couple of minutes.  Add garlic and green chilies.  Cook for a couple of minutes.  Add spices and cook for 1 minute more.  Add chicken broth, and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes.  Add cream cheese, whisking to incorporate until it is melted.  Add corn, beans and lastly chicken. Stir to incorporate. Salt and pepper to taste.  Add lime juice. Serve with extra cheese, cilantro, and chips if desired.

Recipe adapted from and picture from here                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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