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Mom’s World Famous White Chicken Chili

Ok, maybe not world famous, but it is a HUGE hit for the people in our small circle. First let me say, chili is a huge favorite for my guys. One of their top five meals for both of them. When I made THIS new chili for the first time….it was a CLEAR contendor in the face off between the original thing.

My husband loves this recipe more than regular chili as it is not as hard on his stomach ulcers. My son still likes the original better but he still gets VERY excited for this meal. As for me….well, you know how I am. I’m all about that chicken and it’s price tag so I prefer to make this one, although beef chili is still my taste preference.

As the tempertures start to drop and you are looking for something warm on those cooler nights, give this one a shot. It doesn’t really taste like chili at all so don’t get your taste buds set for chili when making this recipe. But it is still very much worth trying.

3 cups of cooked chicken (I use a whole chicken as I use the extra meat for the dogs’ food.
2 can of great northern beans (drained)
1 small can of diced chili peppers
2 cloves of garlic
30 ounces of chicken broth
1/2 of a small onion (I prefer yellow)
1.5 teaspoons of ground cumin
1.5 teaspoons of cayanne pepper (add more or less depending on your spicey preference
2 teaspoons oregano
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Shredded cheese of your preference

I am totally a dump and go kind of cook so that is really what I do with this recipe as well.

1. Saute onion and garlic in pan
2. While sauting, in a large stock pot, pour in chicken broth, chicken, and drained beans over medium heat.
3. Once onions have become transloucent, add oregano, cumin, and chilis. Simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Add cayanne pepper to stock pot.
5. Pour sauted mixer in to stock pot.
6. Simmer over low-medium heat for 1.5 hours, stirring occationally to ensure no sticking to bottom of pot.

**Optional** If you prefer a thicker chili, I’d suggest adding chesse straight to the pot. If not, cheese can be added to individual servings to taste.

Crackers and sour cream are also good additions, depending on preference.

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