Hi there and happy weekend to you! It’s a crisp fall Saturday in Columbus today, perfect for football! Football and fall Saturdays go together like football and chili! Football and chili go together like baseball and cracker jacks! Chili goes into our menu rotation on full blast come fall. We’ve already plowed our way through a batch of my go-to chili (you can check out that recipe here) so I decided to take another stab at White Chicken Chili in my new LeCreuset Dutch Oven.
When I say take another stab, what I mean is that every previous attempt has been a fail. You know how when you make up a recipe and it isn’t quite right and you keep tweaking it and then it’s over-tweaked and you don’t really know where it went (even more) wrong? Yeah, that’s been my situation with attempting to find a white chicken chili recipe that I love. Well I finally found the missing piece. Queso! Queso, you complete me. Or at least you complete my white chicken chili.
One of my favorite tips for this recipe is mashing half of the beans. My friend Heather taught me this trick and it adds such a dreamy creamy consistency to your white chicken chili.
This Queso White Chicken Chili has layers of flavor and is the perfect bowl of comfort!
- 2 pounds chicken breast, cooked and shredded
- 4 cans Great Northern beans (2 cans mashed, 2 cans whole beans)
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 8 oz. Queso cheese, shredded
- 2 cups onion, diced
- 2 poblano peppers, diced
- 2 cans diced green chiles (4 oz. cans)
- 2 limes, juiced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- ½ teaspoon dry mustard
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Sour cream
- Tortilla strips
- More shredded queso!
- 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.
- Rinse and drain beans. Mash 2 cans of the beans, leave 2 cans whole. (The mashed beans give the chili a wonderful creaminess!)
- Add spices, chicken stock and beans; simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes.
- Add shredded chicken and lime juice; simmer for 20 more minutes.
- Add queso and stir until cheese is melted.
- Top with your favorite fixings!
Grab a bowl of this and some football or Netflix and you have the perfect night in, I’d say!
Ok… now the moment you’ve been waiting for. You can tell me the truth, did you really want some white chicken chili or are you just dying to get your hands on a Le Creuset dutch oven? I totally understand either way. 😉
I’m so excited to partner with Le Creuset… I’ve always heard how amazing their products are to cook with and I’ve wanted their dutch oven forever. I was anxious to experience the benefits myself and let’s just say that I see why Le Creuset has the cult following that they do.
My dutch oven has been a total dream to cook with. I have a glass electric cooktop and after over 2 years in our house, I still can’t predict how hot it will decide to be on a given day. It may not seem like a big deal, but even sautéing onions for the first time in the Le Creuset got me giddy. These are the sautéed onions for the chili. In any other pan, by this point in the cooking there would be several scorched spots.
I also used it to make my French Onion Soup Roasted Pork Tenderloin. It seared the pork evenly and roasted it to perfection. I was ready to go to work against all of the caked on sauce from the roasting and to my delight it rinsed right off of the durable ceramic coating instantly.
The sample I received is the new Matte Cashmere color. If you’ve seen any of my home posts you’ve seen that I’m obsessed with gray and this shade is gorgeous. The matte texture is so chic (yes, I called a dutch oven chic 😉 ). My Le Creuset has taken permanent residence on my stove top so I can admire it every day. Isn’t it a beauty?! They’re offering a giveaway for you to win the exact same one, 5 1/2 quarts (retails for $320!)
So, you want one? 🙂 EVERY one of the below options gives you an entry to the drawing, gotta like those odds, right?!
Good luck, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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