A few weeks ago Ben and I decided to invite some friends over to watch Texas A&M play in the Cotton Bowl. The game didn’t turn out the way I would have liked, but this chili exceeded my expectations. This photo below of the delicious chili, however, is quite disappointing. Sorry.
With the little guy keeping me pretty busy I knew that I had to be really on top of things in order to get the house cleaned and dinner made in time. I chopped all my veggies and prepped all that I could the night before while Ben was home. This made the cooking process simple and clean up a breeze.
I found this recipe on allrecipes.com. Here is the link. I didn’t change much. I used a rotisserie chicken to further simplify this soup, and I used more green chiles than the original recipe calls for. The extra green chiles made it a bit hotter, so use a 4 ounce can if you don’t want that added heat. I also added a chopped red bell pepper in with the onions for more flavor and color. We ate left over chili for a few days, and it was even better. I like to crush Fritos or blue corn chips and mix them in the chili, then top it with sour cream and cheese. Enjoy!
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapeno peppers
- 1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
- 3 (15 ounce) cans white beans, rinsed and drained
- shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or cheddar, or a mix)
- sour cream
- tortilla or corn chips
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Slowly cook and stir the onion and red pepper until tender.
- Mix in the garlic, jalapeno, green chile peppers, cumin, oregano and cayenne. Continue to cook and stir the mixture until tender, about 3 minutes.
- Mix in the chicken broth, chicken and white beans. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve garnished with cheese, sour cream and corn chips.