White Chicken Chili:
This recipe was adapted from a recipe that my dear friend Melanie makes that is outstanding.. Thanks Mel!!!
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cooked chicken breast, shredded
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tablespoons of ground cumin
1 tablespoon of ground coriander
1 cup of mild or hot tomatillo salsa
4 cups chicken stock
1 can (15oz) cannellini or Great Northern Beans
1 handful fresh cilantro roughly chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Shredded Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese
Heat a medium soup pot over medium-high heat with the vegetable oil. Add the chicken to the hot oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeno, cumin and coriander and cook for 3-4 minutes, continuing to stir. Add tomatillo salsa and the chicken stock. Bring the chili up to a simmer. Add half of the beans. With a fork thoroughly mash the other half of the beans, then add to the chili. This method will help to thicken the chili.
Simmer the chili for 10 minutes. Remove the chili from the heat and add the cilantro and lime juice.
Serve each bowl with a little Monterey Jack cheese on top.