Saturday, November 5, 2011

Chunky Bean and Chicken Chili

Another not super healthy recipe, but Karl and I love this one, especially when it's cold out. It packs lots of flavor.

Chunky Bean and Chicken Chili
serves 4
recipe found in Better Homes and Garden
I love this recipe!
3 cups tortilla chips
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut in bite-size pieces
2 teaspoons cooking oil
2 19 ounce cans cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
6 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers (1-1/2 cups)
1 4 1/2 ounce can diced green chilies
1 14 ounce can reduced sodium chicken broth
Sometimes I add a can of cream of corn for kicks
Fresh cilantro (optional)


1. Preheat broiler. Coarsely crush 2 cups of the chips.

2. In 4- to 5- quart Dutch oven brown chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat. Add beans, 1 cup of the cheese, the chilies, broth, 1/2 cup water; and crushed chips. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Meanwhile, for tortilla crisps, place remaining 1 cup chips on baking sheet lined with nonstick foil. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Broil 6 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes, until cheese is melted and begins to brown. Serve chili with tortilla crisps. Sprinkle cilantro. Makes 4 servings.

Karl's reaction: "Oh yes!!! I love this recipe. I love the cream of corn, babe. You can make this again anytime."

My take: I really do like this recipe. It's easy and filling.


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