Crockpot White Chicken Chili
The following post is from guest contributor Andrea.
I love cooking in the winter. I can cook and bake to my heart’s content without overheating the house. And I can make soup – a lot. We eat a lot of soups in the winter months. They are usually frugal to prepare. They are very filling and healthy. And most soup recipes make a lot, which means that I can cook once and get several meals out of the effort. I especially love soups that can be tossed into the crock-pot in the morning and then ladled into bowls at dinner time. One of my family’s favorite “soup” recipes is White Chicken chili. I first heard of this recipe from my friend Sarah. I have tweaked it a little until it is just the way my family loves it. It’s frugal, hearty, easy, and it makes a whole lot. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
This isn’t a true white chili because it calls for black beans instead of white beans. You can choose to use canned ingredients and a store-bought spice mix to make it really fast, or prep the ingredients yourself. I prefer to cook dry beans. I cook up a whole bag and then freeze it in 2-cup portions. For this recipe I use two of my pre-portioned bags. You can buy a white chicken chili seasoning packet, or just mix up some spices at home (for much less money!).
White Chicken Chili
2 cans of corn (or about 4 cups of frozen corn) (do not drain)
4 cups cooked black beans (if using canned beans, do not drain. If using cooked dry beans, add about ¼-1/3 cup water)
2 chicken breasts
1 tsp. garlic powder
Sprinkle crushed red peppers
1 tsp. cumin
½ tsp. oregano
Combine first three ingredients in crockpot. I often throw the chicken in straight from the freezer, but you can thaw it first. Combine spices and sprinkle over the top. Cook on low 6-8 hours. Before serving, remove chicken from crockpot and shred with two forks. Return chicken to crockpot and mix to blend all seasonings. Serve over rice or tortilla chips, with a dollop of sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese! (My husband likes his with a big helping of Tabasco sauce too).