This is a white chili, using leftover cooked turkey or chicken, with a nice spicy kick. This is strickly a white chili, no tomatoes, red beans, or chili powder of any kind.
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 (4 ounce) candiced jalapeno peppers
- 1 (4 ounce) canchopped green chili peppers
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 2 cups chopped cooked turkey breast or 2 cups cooked chicken breasts
- 2 (15 ounce) cans white beans (cannellini, chickpea, great northern, etc)
- 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat.
- Slowly cook and stir the onion until tender.
- Mix in the garlic, jalapeno, green chile peppers, cumin, oregano and cayenne.
- Continue to cook and stir the mixture until tender, about 3 minutes.
- Mix in the chicken broth, turkey or chicken and white beans.
- Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove the mixture from heat; slowly stir in the cheese until melted.
This turned out really good ! I served it with Cornbread. The family was surprised to see a "white" chili and were pleasantly surprised with the taste. they enjoyed the "kick" aspect =)
Had this for lunch today using leftover chicken breast. We liked it. However, the consistency was more like soup, so we added a cornstarch slurry to thicken it up a bit. I used 2 (4 oz) cans of diced green chilies since I didnt have any jalapenos. I think the chili would be improved by adding fresh chopped cilantro. I topped with smoked cheddar cheese. This was certainly fast and easy with minimal prep required. Thanks.
I used this recipe tonight to use up some of our leftover Thanksgiving turkey. I doubled the recipe as we are a chili loving family. It was very spicy, but very delicious. It is my son's 1Oth Birthday today. He requested chili and I really want to use up all of the leftovers before they go bad. This was a great way to achieve that. I followed your directions, only changing one thing. I added 4 tablespoons of cornstarch with 6 tablespoons of cold water to create a slurry in order to thicken it up right at the beginning of the simmer process. It seemed a bit thin, and after reading the other reviews, I thought it needed to be thickened too. It was great, quick and easy. I will definitely be making this again, but I may decrease the heat a bit. Thanks KelBel!