Living in Texas, we haven’t had to really experience the harsh effects that the polar vortex is taking on the north. We just experience the roller coaster weather and this week is no different. It’s supposed to be 22 Friday morning and hopefully that chance of snow passes us by. Snow + Texas = things get chaotic.
Ben and I took advantage of the beautiful weather at the beginning of the week by playing outdoors and getting all our errands done. Now we are ready for hunkering down and enjoying playing inside.
To help get me in the mood for cold, I made a pot of white chicken chili for dinner. I found the recipe over here and am so glad I did. It was super delicious!
I had make to due as I forgot the green chilis, so I used chili powder and I don’t like the texture of onion so I used onion powder.
white chicken chili
2 Tbs olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
3 boneless chicken breasts, cubed
salt and pepper
3 cans Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
1 (3.5 oz) can green chilies
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 (32 oz) box chicken broth
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
Heat olive oil in a large pot. Add onion, garlic and chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until onions become translucent and chicken is cooked through.
Add beans to pot along with chilies, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir, then add chicken broth. Bring all ingredients to boil. Add lime juice and cilantro. Simmer 15 minutes.
Serve with sour cream, cheese, avocado, tortilla chips or any other fitting garnish. Enjoy!!
What’s your favorite chili topping?
The best part of this recipe is that it’s quick! I like quick when Ben isn’t having the best of days.
His birthday is coming up and I am beyond excited for it. And then Valentines Day shortly after that. Ben and I have a couple of little Valentines Day surprises were making plus all the other yummy treats I have planned.
What’s your favorite Valentines Day treat?