White Chicken Chili

Ingredients:

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans white beans
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 2 medium poblano peppers, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken (blend of white and dark meat)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • Sour cream, for topping
  • Tortilla chips, crushed, for topping

Preparation:

  1. Drain and rinse the canned white beans. In a medium bowl, mash half of the beans with a potato masher until chunky. Reserve the beans until needed.
  2. Add the canola oil to a large Dutch oven and heat it over medium-high heat. Add the peppers, onions, and garlic and sauté until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Season the vegetables with salt, and pepper, to taste. Add the cumin, coriander, and chili powder and continue to sauté for 1 more minute to toast the spices.
  3. Stir in the broth, and lime juice and bring to a simmer. Add the beans and continue to simmer for 20 more minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes of simmering, taste for seasoning, and adjust if necessary. Stir in the shredded chicken and cilantro and simmer until heated through, about 5 more minutes. Serve the chili in individual bowls topped with a dollop of sour cream and crushed tortilla chips.