White Chili Chicken

Ingredients:

1-1.5 lb chicken breast, cut into small bits
7 oz canned green chiles
14.5 oz diced tomoatoes with chiles (e.g. Ro-tel)
1 can chicken broth
14oz ~ (1 bottle) salsa verde (alternatively – you can use tomatillos, though that changes the end flavor)
1 can white beans
1 onion
4 cloves of garlic
1 jalapeno
2 ears of corn
1 tsp+ coriander seed
1 tsp+ cumin
1 tsp+ oregano
1 tbsp sour cream (regular)
1 lime
salt
pepper

Note: on my first try, I made double the amounts above. It’s a good thing I like it because, doubled, this serves about 30 people.

Steps:

1. Cut the chicken. Season it to your taste (I used salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning). Cook and set aside
2. Chop the onion and jalapeno (de-seed the jalapeno), dice the garlic
3. In a big pot (5qts+, 3qts is fine if making a standard batch as above), brown the onion, garlic, and jalapeno
4. Add the tomatoes, broth, green chiles, salsa verde, seasoning. Bring to a soft boil and then turn down to simmer. Let simmer for 5-10 mins.
5. While simmering, cut the kernels off the corn, set aside.
6. Add the chicken, beans, and corn. Season to taste. Squeeze 1/2 the lime in. Simmer 5-10 minutes.
7. Add the sour cream and squeeze the last 1/2 lime.
8. Let simmer for “a while”, season to taste

Serve with tortillas, sour cream (if you like), and cheese.

Total food cost: ~$15 (1/2 of that is the meat)
Serves: 10-ish. Verrrry affordable.

Review: 4/5. Excellent! It’s only moderately spicy; keep the jalapeno seeds and add a dash of cayenne if you want to make this actually spicy. This soup/stew/chili is sort of the companion piece to my Garlic Stew (with Other Bits), in the meat + bean + verde semi-spicy things category, and it’s just as delightful. The flavor is wholly different from the GSwOB – much lighter, with an electric zing rather than the heavy, round, wallop in the beef stew. I found it delicious and plan on having it many more times. Which I have to because, see note above.

A standard serving size should run you ~260-300 calories, not including the tortilla(s), extra sour cream, or cheese you may add.