I'm sad to admit that this freakishly mild winter put a damper on my slow cooker recipes since I associate it with colder weather. This hiatus however, was well worth the wait when I landed an amazing recipe. I love chili, but personally find at times that it can be a very heavy meal when made with ground beef or even ground turkey for that matter.
Texture is important to me, and I gravitate toward dishes that are gentle to chew, yet fulfilling. This white bean chicken chili is just that. What I also like is that you can adjust the amount of liquid. If you prefer it to be more like a soup, you can add more broth to the recipe. If you prefer it thicker like a stew, just follow the recipe as listed below. An added benefit is cutting down on cooking time by using a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken.
Dress it up and make it your own! Add toppings like avocado, hot sauce or crushed corn tortillas.
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 rotisserie chicken de-boned and shredded
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 jalapeño chopped (seeds removed if you prefer less spice)
- 1 can Great Northern beans or cannellini beans drained and rinsed
- 2 medium or 1 large zucchini diced
- 1 can corn, drained
- (2) 4oz cans green chiles
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 3 cups chicken broth
Optional: Sliced avocado, hot sauce or corn tortillas
- Heat olive oil in skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions and jalapeño. Cook for about 5 minutes or until onions are soft and fragrant.
- Put onions and jalapeño in slow cooker. Add rotisserie chicken meat, beans, green chiles, salt, garlic, oregano, cumin and chili powder. Do not add zucchini, corn or broth.
- Pour 2 cups chicken broth over the top of the mixture. Save the remaining 1 cup of broth.
- Cook on low for 6 hours. During the cooking process you can gauge whether nor not you want to add more broth.
- During the last hour of cooking, add the corn and zucchini.
Feel free to add any toppings you like to your chili and enjoy!