Ok. This is the first time I have ever made white chicken chili. Not really sure why because it’s super easy and so good you want to do a little dance. I’m not joking. My friend gave me the recipe that she got from somewhere and I did my own thing and the result was off the hook. For real.
3/4 lb of Great Northern Beans cooked or 2 cans
3 cups cooked chopped chicken breast
1 large can (about 30 oz) hominy
1 can green chilies (about 4 oz)
1 packet of taco seasoning plus more for some added zip
1 med. yellow onion
2 tbls. butter
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1-2 tbls cumin
salt and black pepper and chili powder to taste ( I used about 1 tbls. chili powder)
16 oz chicken broth
Sour Cream and chopped green pepper to garnish if desired
First off you want to soak some Great Northern Beans and cook up a chicken to get the breast (and while your at it, make some stock), or if you must just some cooked chicken breast and two cans of the beans (but it’s much better if you just soak the darn things). I used a whole large one from a pastured chicken so about 3ish cups cooked and chopped up.
This is really easy. Once you have the beans and the chicken you pretty much just throw it all in there and simmer for a while. But here’s how I did it:
Melt butter in a large pot and add onions first letting them cook a bit. Then add the garlic, salt pepper and cumin to taste and let that cook until the onions are translucent but not browned. You do this because you want a solid onion flavor in it. Then add chicken and saute for about 3 mins. while you open up the cans of hominy and green chili’s.
Next add the drained hominy and packet of taco seasoning and stir to combine. Then add beans and the green chilies and the chicken broth. Stir it well and let it simmer gently till your ready to eat it or about 30 mins. You don’t need to add anything to thicken it up because as it simmers the starch from the hominy which is really just corn will do it for you. It will be very thick once it’s all done.
Top with sour cream and chopped green onions if desired. Oh and don’t forget the corn bread!
And that’s how it’s done.