Dick's White Chili With Chicken and Broccoli (Bean Soup)

"This delicious soup was "tweaked" by our friend Dick and delivered to us one night when I was recovering from a hospital stay along with some cornbread and a salad."
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  • Season the chicken with Cajun seasoning.
  • Put oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the chicken and sauté 7 minutes per side.
  • Remove the chicken and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • To the pan, add the diced onion and chopped garlic.
  • Sauté them until the onion is translucent and not browned.
  • Place the chicken in a large pot.
  • Add the white and black beans, chili, onions, garlic, seasoning, the chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, and wine.
  • Stir well.
  • Cover and cook for 15 minutes (over medium heat) stirring occasionally.
  • Add the broccoli.
  • Bring back to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer 7-9 minutes, or until broccoli is tender crisp.
  • Remove from heat, stir in the sour cream and half and half.
  • Good with corn bread.

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