The Pioneer Woman’s Simple, Hearty White Chili

Husband has been asking for a simple hearty white chili for months. Finally I found one. Thanks Pioneer Woman!

Recipe By Ree Drummond

Simple, Hearty White Chili

* 1 whole Fryer Chicken, Cut Up (or 3 Cups Cooked Chicken)
* 1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
* 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
* 2 whole Cans Green Chilies, Chopped
* 1 pound Dried Great Northern Beans, Rinsed
* 8 cups Chicken Broth
* 1 whole Jalapeno, Sliced
* 1-½ Tablespoon Ground Cumin
* ½ teaspoons Paprika
* ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
* Salt To Taste
* White Pepper, To Taste
* 1 cup Whole Milk
* 2 Tablespoons Masa (corn Flour) OR Cornmeal
* Grated Monterey Jack, To Taste
* Sour Cream For Garnish
* Cilantro For Garnish
* Guacamole (optional)
* Pico De Gallo (optional)
* Corn Tortillas (warmed)

Preparation Instructions

Cover chicken and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove meat from bones. Set aside.

In a dutch oven over medium-high heat, saute onions and garlic for 2 minutes. Add chopped green chilies, then rinsed beans. Pour chicken broth into the pan. Add sliced jalapenos. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Place lid on pot and reduce heat to low.

Cook for 2 hours or until beans are done. Halfway through the cooking process, add 3 cups of cooked chicken.

When beans are tender, mix milk with masa (or cornmeal) and pour into the chili. Cook for an additional ten minutes to thicken. Check seasoning and adjust, adding cayenne pepper and paprika if desired.

Add some Monterey Jack cheese to the pot and stir to melt.

Serve chili in a bowl. Garnish with cilantro, sour cream, extra cheese—even pico de gallo and guacamole, if you have some on hand. Roll up warm corn tortillas and serve on the side of the bowl.

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