Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Swap!

As the "Monster Storm" blew through Indianapolis I was happy to be tucked in my cozy home cooking! I had snipped this recipe out of the Indianapolis Star about, ummmm... 2 years ago! I found it after I had to reorganize my recipe box (I dropped it last year and all the recipes dumped on the floor - only to be mixed up and very unorganized - why it took a year to put back in order is another story) I have to say I was very, very pleased with the recipe! I did modify a bit - I only used one can of beans rather than 2 (as the recipe only serves 6) I didn't have any fresh parsley or a jalapeno in the house and the weather made it impossible to run to the market. So I used dried Parsley (just don't use as much as the fresh) I had jarred sliced jalapenos - so I pulled out several slices, rinsed them and chopped. I didn't put the garlic or jalapenos in until the onions began to sweat. I also used - gasp - jarred, minced garlic rather than my garden garlic. I served with a dollop of sour cream and Sea Salt Tortilla Chips rather than crackers! The recipe is a WINNER! And I will make again and again! For a larger crowd I suggest doubling the recipe! So without further adieu... here is my contribution to "Quit Eating Out ~ Saturday Swap!"

White Chili with Chicken

1 medium onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 cups chicken broth
2 cans (151/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 to 11/4 teaspoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1. In a large saucepan, cook the onion, jalapeno if desired and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the broth, beans, parsley, lime juice and cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into chili. Add chicken. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes until thickened.
Serves 6


Yolanda said...

This sounds delicious!

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

Hey GirlFriend! I hope you are staying warm and safe. Thanks so much for sharing this at Saturday Swap! Chicken Chili is one of my FAVE meals, so I'm so super anxious to try your recipe. Have a great start to your week!!!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Well, loved catching up with you here; from Christmas decorations to a winter recipe to scripture memory! You are nesting well in these winter months. Keep to it.

I can't tell you how much I appreciated your recalling the prayer that I wrote on one of my first posts. I think that you, perhaps, are the longest running "follower" of my blog; who would have thought that something like blogging would last? 3 years? Are you kidding? I'm not sure the particulars of our paths crossing, but I certainly am glad that they did. You continue to bless my heart with your kind heart and continuing interest in my life. What a joy to have you in my circle of friends!

Blessings to you and Jim as you move into these promising days of Spring. I pray the real estate business be booming and full of blessing for you both!


Christine said...

This sounds good!

lisasmith said...

I'm definitely trying this!! Sounds yummy!!

You have such a lovely place :)