Easy Chicken Chili
November 01, 2011
Categories: Comfort Food, Main Dish, Chili, Soups/Stews, Beans, Poultry, Chicken, Vegetables, North American, Southwest, Budget-Friendly, Cooking For A Crowd, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Freezer (OAMC), Kid Pleaser, Make-Ahead, No Refrigeration, Quick Meals, Christmas, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Game/Sports Day, New Years, Potluck, Summer, Thanksgiving, Winter, Stove Top, Heart Healthy, High Fiber, High Protein, Low Calorie, Low Fat, No Eggs, Cooked Chicken or Beef, Cooked Chicken, Spring more
"Whether you call it white chili or chicken chili, this is a dish to warm the body and soothe both the pocketbook and the soul. Simple ingredients and easy preparation make it standby recipe. It freezes well and can be doubled easily for company or a potluck. We like it with Thanksgiving turkey too."
- Serving Size: 1 (171.2 g)
- Calories 64.2
- Total Fat - 1 g
- Saturated Fat - 0.2 g
- Cholesterol - 65.2 mg
- Sodium - 990.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 2.8 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
- Sugars - 1.1 g
- Protein - 11.2 g
- Calcium - 53 mg
- Iron - 1.9 mg
- Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
For easy assembly, chop the onion, celery, and chicken/turkey. Measure the broth. Open all of the cans and drain/rinse the beans. Measure all of the seasonings into a small bowl. With those steps done, the rest is easy.
In a large pot, saute onion and celery over medium heat in a small amount of olive oil or broth to soften them.
Stir in broth, beans, chilies, and seasonings.
Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes to an hour to thicken the mixture.
Stir in cooked chicken/turkey and simmer just enough to heat it.
Serve it up topped with sliced green onions or fresh parsley. In separate bowls, set out serve-yourself amounts of your choice of cheeses (shredded Colby, Monterrey Jack, Cheddar), salsa, sour cream,sliced jalapenos, tortilla chips, cornbread, or thinly sliced, toasted french bread.
Since the basic dish is designed to be only mildly spicy, those who love hot and spicy will want to increase the amount of cayenne to their tastes. Serving hot sauce and jalapenos on the side will allow everyone to enjoy a dish seasoned to taste.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.