Southwestern White Chili

  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
    1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into small cubes
    1/4 cup chopped onion
    1 cup chicken broth
    1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles
    1 (19 ounce) can white kidney beans (cannelloni), undrained
  2. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon oregano
    1/2 teaspoon cilantro (optional)
    1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
    Monterey jack cheese
    2 green onions, sliced
  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and onions; cook 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in broth, chiles and spices. Simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in beans; simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Top with green onions and Monterey jack cheese, if you desire.

Chili Trivia:

  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases