Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Chile Verde

Chili Verde

1 onion chopped - I use dehydrated onions
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 or 1 1/2 lbs chicken cooked, in small chunks
2 - 4 oz. cans green chilies, chopped
1 T. ground cumin
1 T. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
ground cayenne pepper to taste (I left this out)
3 - 15 oz. cans white beans - I used Northern white beans
2-3 cups chicken broth (I used 2 - depends how thick you want the chili)
shredded cheese - any flavor

I modified the original recipe (from - I even changed the name!) because I used left over cooked chicken from my Monday night menu. In a large pan on med-high, I combined the chicken, onion, and garlic for a few minutes. Then add the rest of the spices and green chilies and mix them up. Then I dump that mixture along with two cans of the beans and chicken broth into the crockpot. Take the third can of beans and puree them in a blender and add to the rest. I cooked my on low for 2-3 hours. Then just sprinkle with cheese when serving. (You could also add a spoon of sour cream - that would taste yummy). If you want it done quicker, just cook it on the stove instead of the crockpot.

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