White Chili Recipe

Tuscan White Chili

(6 servings)

A heart healthy chili for these cold winter days; this dish includes oven baked chicken, Great Northern beans, tomatoes, onions and a bit of diced green chiles.

  • 2 cups diced chicken breast
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons.oil
  • 4 oz chopped green chiles
  • 8 oz. diced tomatoes in sauce (diced tomatoes in juice are fine too)
  • 1 Tablespoon. tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoon. ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon. cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3-4 cups canned Great Northern Beans, drained*
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon. salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black or white pepper

Directions:
Bake 2 large chicken breasts; cool; dice. (Or measure 2 cups prepared diced chicken breast). Sauté 1 medium chopped onion and 1 clove minced garlic in oil until translucent. Combine chicken broth, beans, tomatoes, onion, pepper, salt, oregano, cumin and cayenne and simmer for 30 minutes; stirring occasionally. Add green chiles and chicken. Simmer for 30-45 minutes. Chili is enhanced when made 1 day ahead.

*Note: 1 pound of dry White Northern beans may be substituted for canned beans. They need to soak in water to cover for 24 hours and then drained. They will need to simmer for 5 hours with the chicken broth, garlic, onions, pepper, salt, oregano and cumin.

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