Saturday, November 27, 2010

White Chicken (or Turkey) Chili


How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Ours was lovely. There really isn't anything like waking up, putting on the apron, some Christmas tunes, and cooking all day. I know that you can appreciate how fun that really is! And of course sitting down to eat it all is just the cherry on top.

As I'm sure you all do, we have a fridge chuck full of leftovers, and I can't stand to see a shred of it go to waste. Sometimes nothing is more satisfying then turning one delicious food into another, which is why I'm loving all of these great leftover ideas you guys are producing.

Our church put on a chili cook off for Halloween a month ago. My friend Calli had made a white chicken chili which I heard nothing but rave reviews about. Since I never got a chance to try it at the party, I asked her for the recipe, which I promptly made and DEVOURED. I like chili, but I LOVED this white chili, so creamy, so flavorful and I could not wait to eat the leftovers, which isn't typical for me. This would be a great way to use up that huge Tupperware full of turkey, trust me, your whole family is going to love this!



White Chicken or Turkey Chili
Adapted from Calli's fabulous recipe

Ingredients

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small cubes, cooked chopped turkey would work well too
1 med. onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 TBS vegetable oil
2 cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can 14 oz chicken broth
2 cans 4 oz chopped green chilies
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup whipping cream, I used fat-free half and half
1 cup sour cream

Directions

In large saucepan, saute chicken, onion, and garlic salt in oil until chicken is no longer pink, if using cooked chicken or turkey, just add when onions are soft. Add beans, broth, chilies, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered for 30 min. Remove from heat, stir in cream and sour cream. Serve immediately!

25 comments:

Jennifurla said...

If my turkey only turned out I would love to try this, Lovely chili

Velva said...

We enjoyed Thanksgiving. We hosted the family this year and we ate till we could eat no more.

Your friend's chili recipe looks wonderful. A very nice break from all the leftover holiday food.

btw, Happy belated Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Velva

chrischaos said...

this just gave me an idea for a blog. a blog about trying bloggers recipies, videoing my process. then tasteing it. hmmmmm

Emily said...

I am sold! This chili looks SOOO good . . . and a great use for leftover turkey . . . my hubby would be so pleased to not eat "Thanksgiving" leftovers! Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Kimberly Peterson said...

Absolutely the best part about sitting down for a feast is the leftovers the next day (or next few days) .. thanks for this recipe helps us decide what to do with leftovers :)

Merut said...

It sounds like you had an awesome Thanksgiving. I did not host, and I'm lower on the family totem pole, so no leftovers here. I wish I had extra turkey though. This chili looks delicious!

Sasha said...

Chili is the best! White meat is an interesting twist on the classic...

Jenn said...

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. This year a made a roast chicken, so I made some soup with my leftovers. :)

Reeni said...

This sounds incredible! I am loving the cream in it - makes it so rich!

Liz said...

I love White Chili and always think it is a great way to shift flavors after Thanksgiving. Maybe after I get through my leftovers! :)

Val said...

Looks so good. Great way to use leftover Turkey. Happy Monday.

Anncoo said...

Great use of the leftover. Looks so delicious with chili added :)

Kim said...

Teresa- So glad that you had a great Thanksgiving. We have a lot of roasted chickens and I always have leftovers. I'm definitely going to write down this recipe. Chili made with cream....you know that's some good stuff.

The Blonde Duck said...

I've been wanting to make white chicken chili for ages!

Leslie said...

What a yummy use of leftovers!

Leslie said...

Thanks for your comment on my holiday pictures. It is very difficult narrowing them down. I only put up about 1/4 of them on m blog. There are soooo many other good ones too.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow cool white chilli love it

Pam said...

It looks so good!

Debbie said...

This looks hearty and so tasty. I will have to try this on a cold winter day....it would just be perfect.

Matt, Calli, & Dixon said...

Drooling...soooo good! And good idea to use left over turkey! I bet that would be good too! Thanks for the shout out Teresa! You are amazing!!

Erica said...

I agree- a full day of Thanksgiving cooking just rocks :) The chili looks fabulous. I have made something similar before and Josh is always a huge fan. Unfortunately, Josh ate all his leftover turkey. I may have to make up some more :)

girlichef said...

YUM! Yes, I'm definitely loving the white chilis right now...yours is so creamy and inviting!

Kathleen said...

I sooo love white chili! Yours looks totally FAB!!!

Joanne said...

Exciting stuff! I actually love leftovers but even more so when they are transformed into something new. This creamy chili looks so much more appealing to me than the tomato-based kind.

Chris said...

One of my favorites for sure, I love white chili. I like the extra kick of the red pepper.