Monday, December 3, 2007

Amy's Chili

3 large organic free-range chicken breasts
3.5 cups organic chicken broth
3 cans 15ish oz. each Cannelini (white kidney) beans
1 half green pepper, 1 half red or yellow or orange pepper
1 medium onion
mushrooms if you like
1 small can green chilies (like, a really tiny can) half-n-half (a couple smidgens added after everything is mostly cooked)
1 t cumin
1/2 t. ground oregano
salt & pepper
something spicy like Cayenne if you like it that way - I like to let people throw on what they like after it's cooked to please the different tastes

Sautee chicken breasts (I usually throw in minced onion and use a Chili/Lime seasoning on it). Drain and rinse the beans, then throw chicken in with rest of the ingredients except for the half-n-half. Use the spices to your liking. Cook in 3.5 quart crock pot on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Or cook on stove for 2-3 hours. After it's mostly done its cooking (maybe hour before serving), use holy spoon (spoon with holes) to strain out beans and chicken into small/medium mixing bowl. Use a whisk or masher or fork to mash up a bunch of the beans and chicken and add it back in to thicken it up. Then 'bout 30 minutes before serving pour in some half-n-half to finish the thickening (about half cup?).

Post a Comment