Saturday, October 10, 2009

Winner Winner (and) Chicken Dinner


First things first....a big congratulations to The Badass Geek who is my virtual lunch date. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and genuine excitement for me and the great news from last Monday. I will be sending Michael a $20 gift card for a dine out experience at a restaurant he picks. Michael, email me your pick and your address.

And for a little more blog love, this time to Tidy Mom for this recipe that made my mouth water.

Take A Bite of: White Bean Chicken Chili

The recipe and photo are from her site. I am making this tomorrow! A perfect soup for autumn and a great alternative to red chili. Mmmmmm. Buon Appetito! Have a great Saturday.

White Bean Chicken Chili
Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons veg oil
  • 1 large onion,chopped (optional)
  • 4 large garlic cloves, chopped (I use the minced in the jar)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon taragon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (if you don't want it as HOT use 1/4)
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 15-ounce cans cannellini beans (white kidney beans)
  • 1 cup canned chicken broth
  • 1 3-ounce can diced green chilies
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • Grated cheddar cheese
Directions
Heat your oil in a dutch oven over medium heat, add onion, garlic, and spices. Saute for about 5 minutes. While that is sauteing, season cut chicken with salt and pepper and add to the pan. Saute for an additional 5 minutes.

Drain beans. Reserve 1/2 cup of bean liquid.
Add beans, chicken broth, chilies, cream and reserved bean liquid to pot.
Simmer for about 10 minutes, then cook on low for about 30 mins.
Serve in bowl and top with cheese! (This can be prepared a day ahead - it's even better the second day!) You may want to double the recipe as the above makes five servings. Yummmmmm.

43 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Congrats to Michael! JM, we eat a version of this chili regularly. It is very, very, very good!

Simone said...

This sounds DELICIOUS!!!

Happy Week-end JennyMac....make sure you let us know when your column starts.....can we read it online, hope so?! :)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Hi and happy SITS Saturday Sharefest. How did you know that I was looking for a chili recipe?

Anyway, I was scanning your blog and saw that you were asked to do an interview based on one of your posts. Which one? I would love to read that you had to say that caught their attention.

Glad I found your blog. I'll be back.

i am playing outside said...

HAH... I simultaneously hate and also secretly love the saying "winner winner chicken dinner" :D

JenJen said...

Yay! I've been looking for a recipe for this for.e.ver.
Thanks!
Chicken dindin.
*giggle*

Scrappy Girl said...

Congrats Micheal

The chili looks so good and would be perfect on this chilly rainy autumn day.

Badass Geek said...

I won? I won.

I won!

I am more excited about this than I probably should be. I never win things.

I'll e-mail you shortly. =)

Charisse and Holly said...

Maybe a little chili will usher in some Fall weather in California. I've never had white chili...sounds MMM MMM Good! Have a great Saturday:) Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

Buckeroomama said...

Thanks for sharing... I might just try making this. We don't eat chili here a lot.

CatLadyLarew said...

YUMMMMY! And congrats to Michael! Enjoy your lunch!

Life with Kaishon said...

This sounds DELISH : )

Michael Rivers said...

Congrats to Michael!! This was a great idea! Very fun.

Geez Louise♥ said...

Yumo. Congrats to Michael!!

♥Aubrey said...

Mmmm...with lots of cheese :)

Pricilla said...

Congratulations to the winner and have fun on your virtual date.

Angie S said...

Yum...chicken dinner looks great!

Erin M. said...

This chicken chili sounds SO GOOD and our chili/chilly weather just arrived, so I'm excited to try it out. Thanks for stopping by my blog and you have a new follower (lil' ole me!). Hope you're having a great weekend!

AmyK said...

Congrats to you again and to Michael. I love - love White Bean Chicken Chili. Can't wait to try this recipe. The best I've ever had was from Olga's Kitchen, a small chain restaurant. Yours has chilis so it sounds like theirs. Yummy!

La La La Leah said...

I have never had a white chili but have always wanted to try it.... Maybe I will this week! And Uh I don't think its Autumn in the ATL yet... or ever. Its either HOT or COLD... nothing in between......

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I love that recipe. I have one that's very similar and I came this ____ close to posting it last week and then I quit my job and that threw my mood off.

Yours sounds better and I crave chili when the weather gets colder. I'm going to try this soon!
Thanks and hugs!!

Sabrina said...

CHicken Chili is my favorite kind of chili! Thanks for the recipe! YUMMMMM!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Congratualtions.....I have a great giveaway on both my blogs that will be given away this weekend....and all you have to do is comment.......so hope you will stop by.
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

Michele Renee said...

Congrats to the winner Michael. Are you sure you didn't mean to type Michele?
My Hubs likes the white chili better than the other kind. Perfect for tonight while watching SEC football!

Vodka Logic said...

congrats to the winner... :)

JennyMac when can I come to your house for drinks and dinner. Please.

Charlotte said...

Arggh, I am on a temporary low fiber diet but that's chili is on my list when I get healthy again.

Amo said...

Ooooohhhh...delish! That sounds heavenly! I can't wait to make it! And congratulations to Badass Geek!

blueviolet said...

Congrats to the winner. That's fabulous! The recipe looks delicious too.

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

That looks yummy!

Tootsie said...

I have been browsing around on your blog and I must say I have enjoyed my visit!
This post looks to be mouth watering and I would also like to offer my congrats to the winner of the gift card!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kristin said...

The hubs is all about trying out new chili recipes. I'll have to share this with him!

Eva Gallant said...

Congrats to the winner and I have to try that chili recipe.

WhisperingWriter said...

That sounds SO good!!

I love chili.

Unknown Mami said...

I wonder if I could make this in the crockpot. I don't see why not.

Being Pramoda... said...

hi jenny..u r so prommising about the dinner ..:) ..congrats to the winner and thanks fr the nice recipe.

Alicia said...

mmmm yummy!! sounds perfect!!

Jen said...

Mmm, I love white bean chili! I will try this out on the kids this week.

{ L } said...

Your blog is gorgeous and fun...

This recipe sounds so perfect, thanks so much for sharing!

Tsquared417 said...

Congrats to the winner. Hope he picked someplace yummy!!

tiburon said...

You lost me at beans...

plentymorefishoutofwater said...

I'm going to try this tomorrow. Must remember to let you know how I get on. Anyway, your blog is ace - the looks is fantastic.
Check out my dating nightmares if you get a minute and keep up the good work.
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Kari said...

That sounds delicious!

Thanks for visiting my blog on my SITS day!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Another yummy one to add to my saved to do! Thanks for making me stomach growl :)

Brochure Printing said...

Wow, Michael is so lucky~ :)
This recipe looks so delicious, btw. Thanks for sharing this!