Many of you know that I have a fairly large garden for growing fresh veggies all summer long. The trick to gardening is to either limit yourself to growing only what you can eat fresh or to learn what to do with it when you […]
Oh man, do I have spring FEVER!!! I’m dying to get my garden planted though I can’t plant anything in ground here until mother’s day. I found a cute little inexpensive five shelf greenhouse last week so I’ll start some seedlings in the next few weeks. With any luck, I’ll have beautiful baby plants in eight weeks that I can successfully transplant into my garden for fresh veggies to be garnished all summer long! But, before cozy soup season completely leaves us behind for the advent of Spring, I want to give you this white bean chicken chili.
Most chicken chili recipes have shredded chicken but I think that gives it a somewhat odd mushy-stringy consistency at times so I used diced grilled chicken instead. This isn’t an extraordinary revelation, of course, but this chili is perfectly comforting, creamy without having dairy and spiced just right. Topped with a little corn and cilantro and you’ve got yourself a soulful white bean chicken chili soup fit for a chilly almost spring day.
- 3 cans white beans (I use a combo of northern white and cannellini beans)
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 3-4 cups diced grilled chicken (about 3 grilled chicken breasts)
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 jalapeño or red fresno peppers, seeded and finely diced
- 1 poblano pepper, seeded and finely diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons coriander
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- ½-1 teaspoon salt (to taste - smoked salt is awesome in this if you have it)
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro
- In a blender, puree half of the beans with half of the broth.
- Add this puree plus all other ingredients in a crockpot and cook on high 3 (or more) hours to incorporate the flavors.
- Alternately, place ingredients in a stockpot and simmer 30 minutes.
- Serve hot with additional corn and cilantro as a garnish.