It's Foodigen's 100th Post! I've been overwhelmed by the support of readers and am happy to be apart of a world so ever-evolving! Thank you to everyone who has emailed, called and commented with support and even questions! This has been a wonderful few months with more excitement and opportunities than I ever expected!
For the 100th post, I thought I would share a favorite recipe in my home. Originated in my friend Lisa's (see Chicago posts) kitchen a few years ago-this twist on White Chili has made something I find to be dull, exciting again! And for those of you who love cilantro-you wont be disappointed! Did I mention this is a one-pot wonder too?
White Chili with Cilantro
1 lb. ground chicken or turkey
1 small white onion-diced
2 cans (15-16oz) white beans
1 packet McCormick White Chicken Chili Seasoning
1 Tbsp. oil
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups white wine
1 16oz container of sour cream
1 bunch fresh cilantro
Heat oil in large pot. Add chicken or turkey and onion and cook meat through. Add white beans (with liquid), seasoning packet, chicken stock, white wine and cook for approx 45 minutes on the stove uncovered. You are looking for the liquids to reduce and thicken up.
Remove pot from heat and dish out desired quantities of soup. Let everyone add sour cream and cilantro to individual bowls-to taste. Do not add sour cream or cilantro to the large pot! Mix together and enjoy!
I usually add a large dollop of sour cream and about 1/2 cup chopped cilantro to each bowl. Its amazing the layers of flavors this chili has.
Pro tip: Do not bypass the importance of the white wine. It is critical for the flavor balance in this dish!