Friday, December 21, 2007

Chicken and Corn Chili

I tried a new recipe out of the current Family Circle magazine last night, and it was fantastic! You MUST try it, so I'm posting it here for your convienience. Serves 6.

I threw in 2 chicken breasts and it was more than enough meat. You could also use already cooked, leftover chicken. And I didn't use cannellini beans, just a couple cans of white beans. Yum! It's slightly on the spicy side, so cut down on the cayenne if you don't like to sniffle when you eat chili...

Chicken and Corn Chili

1 large onion, chopped
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 can diced green chili peppers
1-3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, not drained
1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons stone-ground cornmeal
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine onion, chicken, low-sodium broth, green pepper, chilies, 1-1/2 teaspoons of the cumin, 1/4 teaspoon of the cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6 hours.
2. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and allow to cool slightly. Shred the chicken and return it to the slow cooker with remaining 1/4 teaspoon each of the cumin and cayenne, and the tomatoes, corn and beans. Gently mash some of the beans against the side of the bowl to thicken the chili. Stir in the cornmeal and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let sit a few minutes to soften the cornmeal. Serve sprinkled with a little of the Monterey Jack cheese.

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