Recipe out of newspaper. I tend to add more cilantro, chili pepper and salsa for a spicier dish. The longer you cook it, the better the flavors meld. It was originally a vegetarian recipe that I added hamburger to so could easily be converted back! It's my dad's single favorite meal with some nice crusty bread or tortillas.
I got this recipe from a friend, who served it to me one chilly night. It is very much a "comfort food" for me and quite easy to make with leftover chicken. When you are adding the eggs, be careful to add them very slowly and make sure the soup is not too hot, otherwise your eggs will split. I find it helps to take the soup off the burner for a few minutes before adding the eggs. You should end up with a smooth cream-like base to your soup, not broken eggy bits like in egg drop soup.
You are going to love this one! This soup is chocked full of flavor and you can have it on the table in about 40 minutes. Be good to yourself and add a touch of freshly grated Parmesan cheese to top it off. I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do.
How pretty is this? Give as a gift, share comfort food or give to someone going on a camping trip!!!!
Starting the New Year with Herbs and Grains! This brings much luck and never to go hungry and always wanting to share with those in need or want.
I make 12 pint jars and give for Christmas gifts. Oh So So so perrrfect for the cold weather to come......................
I love eating at Calhoun's when I'm in Tennessee! I was thrilled to find this recipe on their website! The quote that was listed with the recipe was "White Chili is the Signature Soup at Calhoun’s and has been on the menu for almost 20 years."