Thursday, March 22, 2012

White Chicken Chili Party!

Have you ever gone to a homemade chili tasting party? Well it's a lot of fun. I got to taste chilis of all sorts.  Here is just a sampling a bunch of friends of mine enjoyed....

We had Great Harvest Bread and cookies to go with our soup luncheon.....

Here's all the ladies lining up for the tasting party...

I loved this was white chicken chili...yummo! 

Here's my friend Bethann telling me where to go taste her was good too! 

We had lots of varieties of chili.  some veggie, some chicken...some beans...

I've never seen so many kinds of chili!  Some even had cinnamon in them!  And it tasted really great! 

Our featured speaker was the FOOD NANNY....I see her on T.V. all the time! 

Here I am with "The Food Nanny" who was our luncheon speaker....

My Favorite Chili Recipe is White Chicken Chili

  • 1 can navy beans
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 3 cups chicken stock (or make your own with a few cubes of chicken bouillon)
  • 2 tablespoons  butter (to saute and caramelize the onions)
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 small can diced green chills 
  • 2 cups white chicken meat,  diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2  tablespoons lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili pepper
  • a shake of garlic salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Lawry's or Johnny's Season Salt to taste


I start with the onion and butter for any stew or soup I make, saute it for 7 minutes or so turning constantly. Then I chop up all the veggies.
I only had 1/2 a white onion, so I added a little purple will add more color to my veggie stock! . 

I LOVE my new cutting board...cute "Give Thanks" motto....

Then I pour in water and 2 bouillon cubes for the chicken stock. You could add cans of Swanson chicken stock instead.  Add the veggies and let them boil for 10 minutes. Then add the turkey cubes and start spicing it with pepper and spices.

Here are the Bouillon cubes....they are easy to make a flavorful stock...

I chopped the  into small cubes....well.....sorta...I'm a messy chopper! 

 I add everything and then taste it.  Sometimes I will actually add a few teaspoons of sugar. Sometimes it just evens out all that salty taste. I will usually add a few more shakes of Lemon Pepper and Lawry's at the end.  Then lastly add the beans. If you add them too soon they will turn to mush.  My turkey chili is very dense with veggies, not a lot of broth.

I added a little bit of all of these spices...shake and taste...that's my style....

I didn't have garbanzo beans on hand...these are canned white beans.....I coulda used another can of beans! 

Here's my White Chicken's pretty good too! 

I looked over some recipes from the "skinny" cookbooks. They seem to be slim on ingredients but heavy on spices. What do you think? I'd much rather have a variety of yummy veggies!

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Great Harvest Bread....My Favorite!  

We had  some Great Harvest 12 grain bread so I buttered one to go with my chili.  I love that GREAT HARVEST! The nuttier the bread, the better I like it!

loved the yummy and healthy cookies at the end too....mmmm ....I took 2....snicker...

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