Today, my husband came home early from work because he was down in the back, again. 😞 He had a long drive home, and then I heated up a water bottle and sent him off to bed. Poor guy! I know all about horrible back pain. It ain’t no fun!
Meanwhile, I got busy on a cozy fall meal. A quick white chicken chili for when he woke up. 😊
I had previously shopped at ALDI and this was a last minute dinner idea, but I had everything I needed already on hand. (ALDI is our favorite store!👍🏼)
Here’s what you’ll need:
Olive oil & butter
2 large skinless chicken breasts or 8 tenderloins-cubed
3 stalks of green onions-chopped (I like to use scissors) or 1/2 a sweet onion cubed
*8 small sweet peppers-from ALDI-cubed (adds variety of color & sweetness. But this is optional.)
Seasonings to your taste: garlic powder or garlic cloves, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, basil & thyme (basically anything you personally like😁) You could even add a taco seasoning packet.
1 T chicken base (optional)
2- 15.5 oz. cans of great northern beans drained (Any white bean will do.)
2 cans of chicken broth
1/2 can of corn
1 C water (add water according to how thick or thin you like your chili)
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 block of cream cheese (cubed)
1 T lime juice (optional)
1 small bunch of cilantro chopped (optional)
*And if you want it a little spicy, add some chili flakes, jalapeño or green chilis. 🌶
Season the cubed chicken very well.
Cook the chicken in a skillet with olive oil and butter. Slightly undercook it so that when you continue cooking it with all the vegetables, it doesn’t get tough.
Remove from skillet and sauté peppers and onions adding a little more oil and butter.
Add the chicken back with water along with the remainder of the ingredients except the heavy whipping cream & cream cheese.
You’re going to bring everything to a boil, and you don’t want the cream to curdle. Once roughy to boil, and the chicken is completely done, add in the cream and cubed cream cheese then bring it to a slow simmer.
Now you’re ready to serve!
Top it with sour cream, avocado and a slice of lime. 🤗
It is so yummy!👌🏼
I must admit, I went back for a couple bowls. 😉 It was a perfect meal for this cozy, fall day. And hopefully it will help the hubby feel better too!
I also made my favorite cornbread recipe to go along with this yummy chili.
Here is the link to that recipe: 👉🏼cornbread
Do you like a white chili? **************************Here’s a little fall video I made for ya to put you in the cozy mood. 🤗🍁