Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cooking Thursday

Wednesday was the first day of Spring - and this is what it looked like here!  This is the highway going through Grand Rapids, about 20 minutes from my house.  I was at work, watching the snow blowing outside and I was thinking I needed to change my supper plans and make something to warm us up!
I decided to make an old favorite.  It's something that can be thrown together quickly after work, or prepared early and put in the crockpot.  I've shared this recipe before, but it's been a long time and it's worth sharing again.
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 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 crockpot. Follow same directions, but add 1 extra cup of broth or water and simmer on low for 45 min, instead of cooking in crockpot.


Betsy Brock said...

that looks delish! I might have to make this soon! We had some snow flurries today, but don't have anything on the ground anymore. Stay warm!

Anonymous said...

Yes, this looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Hope you get a warm up soon!

Sandra said...

Oh yum Mari.

Goodness I can't believe your Spring looks like that, hope it starts warming up.

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

That photo made me laugh! I have an American friend who makes White Chicken Chili - it's delicious!

Anonymous said...

I can not believe your 1st day of spring. It does look cold but we are to get snow on Fri and Sat
Where is Spring hiding.
Your chili does looks so yummy.
Thanks for sharing

Susan said...

Another YUMMY recipe. I love white beans and chicken.

Pat said...

Perfect for our delayed spring weather. I just took some chicken out to make soup for tomorrow!

Connie said...

Your chili sounds delicious!
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Connie said...

Your chili sounds delicious!
Thanks so much for fixing my computer problem. Sorry I missed you.