Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chicken Chili- DELICIOUS!!

So I posted on my meal plan that I was going to make Chicken Chili on Friday.  Well, I didn't want todays dinner, so I made Fridays instead :)  It was AMAZING!  I wanted to share what I did differently because if you follow the recipe as stated, you will be disappointed (and your mouth will be on FIRE!)

Here is the original recipe as stated on Allrecipes:


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans great Northern beans
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
  • 1 roasted chicken, bones and skin removed, meat torn into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onions, and cook until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, great Northern beans, chopped chiles, and torn chicken. Season with cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Increase heat to medium-high to bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in sour cream and simmer for 5 minutes. To serve, ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.

Here are the changes I made:

  • Boiled a whole chicken for the meat (about 1.5 breasts) and used 4 cups of broth from that.
  • Didn't have green chiles, so I added half a can of Rotel (strained)
  • 3/4 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • a DASH of cayenne pepper- who on earth would put 2 tbsps in?!!  That is crazy!!
  • about 4 tbsp of sour cream
  • cheese to top instead of cooked in the soup
  • squeeze of lime juice
  • salt

1 comment:

  1. I love white chicken chili, it is a real favorite of mine...and like you, I always squeeze some lime juice and also put in cilantro (dried or fresh-good either way). I throw in 1 cup of another type of bean to make up for only using 4 oz chicken (usually garbanzo)I don't think you can go wrong on chicken chili...it is just so good. THanks for sharing your recipe, I've never tried cayenne...maybe I should give it a shot. Julie