Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Queso White Chicken Chili

I know its been a while since I've shared a recipe with you guys, but if I'm being honest, it's because I haven't really made anything new or exciting.  Now that the cold temperatures are rolling in, it's time to search for all the new chili and hearty soup recipes!  And since Todd, myself, and both kids are big fans of chili and soup, I am hoping to have a new weekly recipe to share with you all. 


If you love chicken chili then this queso version will rock your world!!  Granted, it's not as healthy with the queso, but man is it delicious! 


The mashed beans combined with the grated queso cheese give this soup such an amazing creamy flavor. 

And if you don't have a dutch oven, this one has great reviews and is on major sale!! 


This is the brand of cheese I used.  I found it at Whole Foods, but I think they also sell it at Harris Teeter as well. 


Totally not chili related, but you guys need this oversized sweater in your life!  It's so warm and so so soft, it's under $40, and it comes in seven different colors!  Also, these $18 leggings are my new favorites right along with these camo mules that are on major sale! 






INGREDIENTS
  1. 2 pounds chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  2. 4 cans Great Northern beans (2 cans mashed, 2 cans whole beans)
  3. 6 cups chicken stock
  4. 8 oz. Queso cheese, shredded
  5. 2 cups onion, diced
  6. 2 poblano peppers, diced
  7. 2 cans diced green chiles (4 oz. cans)
  8. 2 limes, juiced
  9. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  10. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  11. 1 tablespoon cumin
  12. 2 teaspoons chili powder
  13. 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  14. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  15. ½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  16. ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  17. ½ teaspoon pepper

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a large stock pot, sauté onion in olive oil over medium heat until softened. Add peppers and garlic and sauté until onions are browned.
  2. Rinse and drain beans. Mash 2 cans of the beans, leave 2 cans whole. (The mashed beans give the chili a wonderful creaminess!)
  3. Add spices, chicken stock and beans; simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes.
  4. Add shredded chicken, chiles and lime juice; simmer for 20 more minutes.
  5. Add queso and stir until cheese is melted.
  6. Top with your favorite fixings!