Monday, December 23, 2013

Winner! White Bean Chicken Chili

I was taking a nice leisurely stroll through Pinterest the other day on my lunch break.  (Yes, I was actually on my lunch break.)  Warning:  do not pin while hungry!  It's a lot like going to the grocery store hungry, minus the quick access to actual food. 
About a month or so ago I started following a food board full of pretty pictures of food I never thought I would actually make.  You know the kind; salads a little too perfectly green, pasta the somehow looks good and good for you and desserts that really might involve mama slapping.  The best part?  The board's name is Damn  Love! 
On this particular day, my beautiful pin board of choice had gifted me a wonderful link to a white bean chicken chili recipe.  You wouldn't know it by today's weather in good ol' NC, seeing as it's almost 80 degrees and raining, but it's winter.  And there's nothing better than soup in winter.  Even hot winter.
This chili has five ingredients.  Yup.  FIVE.  I can do anything that only requires five ingredients. I've included the link to the recipe here.  I can't take credit for any of this (recipe or pictures)—all of that goes to the author of Damn Delicious.   And she deserves a great deal of credit, because damn delicious it was!  Even the husband enjoyed it.  I've already got the ingredients on my grocery list for next week!  
A few notes:
  • This is labeled as a chili but I think of it more as a soup, simply based on the lack of that usual chili thickness.  No matter, it is still wonderful!  (It does get thicker over time in the fridge, but never super thick.)
  • The recipe calls for six cups of chicken broth. The box of Swanson's is exactly four cups.  I substituted the remaining two cups with water and it was great.  A friend that made this left the two cups out and she was just as happy as I was with the end result. 
  • There is a little kick to the chili.  It does get hotter, the longer you have it.  So day three's leftovers are spicier than day two's. But, take it from the Queen of All Things Mild, you can handle it. 
  • I used a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from Lowe's Foods for my chicken.  Good decision.

- Jessica

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe! It was, indeed, damn delicious & www both loved it as well!