My recipes lately have been focused on Thanksgiving. So far, I’ve tried out a dessert and a side, and had plans for another side this week until I ended up hanging out at Mom and Dad’s longer than anticipated (I feel so lucky to be able to work from wherever my computer is!). But it all worked out because Mom was making chili for our family get together and it made me think about my other favorite part of the Thanksgiving holiday… football!
For those that don’t know, Hubbs and I met 8 years ago at the tailgate for the UGA/GT game and we get to relive the fun and rivalry every Thanksgiving.
Though we don’t always get to go to the game, we always watch it. And how can you watch football without chili?
But not just any chili, a
White Bean and Chicken Chili
- 4 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
- 3 cans Great White Northern beans
- 2 medium onions
- 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- 2 qts chicken broth
- 3 (4 1/2 oz) cans diced green chiles
- 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 Tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 3 drops of hot sauce
Start by sautéing your onion and garlic in canola oil in a large pot.
Cook until onions soften (about 5 minutes or so). meanwhile open and rinse your beans.
And measure out your spices.
Add your beans and spices to the onions and garlic and mix well.
Then add the broth, chicken and chiles.
Cover and simmer for about an hour, then add a few shakes of your favorite hot sauce and stir.
Garnish with sliced green onions and hot sauce. Mmm!
I thought to myself that this seemed more like a soup than a chili, so I looked it up. Webster’s Dictionary defines chili and a thick sauce of meats and chilies… so I guess it counts!
To make it thicker, you could puree part of the bean and onion mixture before adding the broth. Or, add a can of cream of chicken soup. But it’s also quite delicious just as it is!
This is a perfect dish to cuddle up and cheer on the dawgs with!
What is your favorite kind of chili?
Do you prefer classic meat and beans?
Or fancier sweet potato chilis?
I like them all!