This white chicken recipe is part of a delicious frugality series called How to stretch a whole chicken into many healthy meals. To start this plucky series from the beginning, read the clucky introduction.
White chicken chili is an easy, tasty, and frugal recipe for those looking to make the most from leftover chicken. Because many chicken recipes prepared in a slow cooker or crock pot call for raw chicken, I invented my own version to make do with the ingredients I had on hand.
I encourage you to always look in your refrigerator and pantry and see what can be used before hitting the stores. The smartest way to keep your food budget frugal is to shop at home first, prevent food spoilage by working with the ingredients you have, and invent new and tasty meals based on old favorites.
White Chicken Chili Ingredients:
- 1 cooked chicken breast, cubed (this was a big one)
- 1 cup homemade chicken stock
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp ground coriander
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
- 1 cup dried, soaked, and cooked white kidney beans, or 1 can drained and rinsed
- 2 cans chopped green chilies
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh coriander
- 1/2 fresh squeezed lime (optional)
This recipe makes about 4 servings. Go ahead and use more or less chicken, beans, or add in a few vegetables for fun. Again, use what you have and you can’t go wrong.
3-Step Crock Pot White Chicken Chili
This is an especially easy recipe to make in your crock pot or slow cooker if you have cooked chicken in the fridge waiting for a recipe. Here’s how to make white chicken chili in three simple steps:
Step One: In your slow cooker, add chopped cooked chicken, chicken stock, cooked or canned white kidney beans, onion, garlic, coriander, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
Step Two: Stir. Cover and cook on high for around 3 hours.
Step Three: Add chopped coriander and lime juice. Heat until coriander is warm.
Serve with quinoa, rice, or bread. I usually enjoy this dish with a side of vegetables.
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