Saturday, April 12, 2008

Nana's White Chili

K, so for all of you who have partaken of this yummy chili at various ward functions or eat-overs at our house, this is EFY! And those of you who have never eaten this...make it, it will be a staple in your recipe collection for good eats!

Just a little background on the recipe, this is my mom's mother's recipe, whom us grandkids call Nana. She was the best cook back in the day when she was always hosting family over for Sunday dinners and holidays. Now my mom has taken on that roll of hostess with the mostess! So here's to you, Nana!! But now thinking about it, I actually got this recipe from my older sister to both of you...Love you and all your good cookin'!

Nana's White Chili

~Saute in 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons in EVOO for 20 minutes on medium-low heat in a big soup pot:
~1-2 sweet onions, finely chopped
~1-2 cloves of garlic, minced

Then add:
~1 extra large can of Swanson's Chicken Broth...that brand tastes the best!
~1 whole chicken, cooked and then shredded along the grain
~2-15 oz. cans white beans, rinsed and drained
~1-2 small cans of diced green chilis
~1-2 cans of sliced olives
~2-9 0z. pkgs. of fresh frozen sweet white petite corn, add just before serving soup
~1 tsp. lemon pepper
~1 tsp. ground cumin
~1/2 tsp. dried oregano
~1/2 tsp. dried cilantro
~2-3 Tbsp. lime juice

Cook until hot and bubbly on medium heat. Best reheated. Last up to 2 weeks in the fridge or can also freeze for a later dinner. I usually serve with tortilla chips, Mark loves to dip them in the soup.

**This is VERY good for dieting...the only fat really is the butter and oil, so eat up!!!

I just made this one on Friday and had leftovers today. I realize it's more of a winter food when the weather is cold and you need something tasty that warms you up, but we aren't to the hot summer yet, so I think it would still be a good one for dinner. Enjoy;)


Baker Bunch said...

That soup was AWESOME! I will have to try it for myself one of these days.

Christene said...

I love that you're posting these great recipes. I can always use a new (and healthy!) recipe. I love them. Thanks, I'm going to try it.

Danielle said...

Thanks for the recipes. I love trying new things. This sounds especially good.