Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Slow Cooking Thursday

I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but here in West Michigan it has really cooled off. The past few days have been beautiful, but the high temp has only been 69-69 degrees. This makes me want to start making chili and soups again, so today I thought I would share one of my families absolutely favorite cool weather recipes. I have posted this here before, but it's good enough for a repeat! Hope you like it as much as we do.
White Chicken Chili
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chopped celery
1 green pepper, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 cups cooked, cubed chicken
1 (48 oz) jar Great Northern Beans
8 oz shredded Monterrey jack or Cheddar cheese
2 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 (16 oz) jar salsa
3 c chicken broth

Melt butter in skillet and saute celery, onion and green pepper until translucent. In crock pot, combine broth, cumin, salsa, white beans, chicken and cheese. Stir together and add celery mixture. Cook on low 4-6 hours. Serve with tortilla chips and additional shredded cheese.

*I use canned broth and frozen, cubed chicken to throw this together in a hurry.
**This can also be made quickly without a slow cooker. Follow same directions, but add 1 extra cup of broth or water and simmer on low for 45 min to an hour, instead of cooking in slow cooker.
For more slow cooker recipes, visit Sandra at Diary of a SAHM.

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Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me?? We were just talking about Fall foods at work today, and this is one of my favorites. . . I am cooking it this weekend,
Thanks Mari:)

Mary said...


This sounds absolutely delicious and with all the cool weather it would be a real treat. I like using my crockpot through the fall and winter. I make a lot of stews and soups and this will be a real change. Thanks for sharing.


Mike Golch said...

Mari, the weathe here in Northern Ohio is about the same. I for one welcome it the heat and humidity plays hell on my asthma.

LeslieW. said...

I can't wait for weather like that! It's still 85-95 here!

Sandra said...

I can't wait for the weather to cool down here Mari.

This looks SO SO good, I've bookmarked it :)

Kristie said...

It is still hot as heck here but I still may make this over the weekend...sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

This looks good. Thanks for sharing.


PinkDaisyGirl said...

I know! Chilly here too. The recipe looks good. Thanks for sharing.

~ Kayren

Renee said...

Please send some of that cooler weather my way! Your recipe sounds delicious and I'm still in awe of your gorgeous kitchen. Have a great weekend.


Terri said...

Yummy - I love that stuff? I also love the cooler weather!!! :)

Cheri said...

I love that recipe- just wish my husband and son would eat it!

Jen said...

I have tried white chicken chili before and it was horrible. I'm going to try this recipe, it looks better than the one I tried before. Thank you for sharing.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

It has started to cool down here-- it's finally in the low 90s! hahaha That is COOL for the desert! We've been in love with the evenings being in the 70s.

This dish sounds very yummy! Thanks for sharing! I'll have to add it to my list of recipes to try!


Demara said...

I love coming home to the beautiful aroma of food cooking! (Even though it IS kind of scary when no one is there cooking it.)

Short Stop said...

I have been looking for a White Chicken Chili recipe. And, this one sounds SO good and easy. Will try it. BTW, I have all of these recipes of yours bookmarked. Bring on the cold weather!!!!! :)