Believe it or not, I had to even convince my own family that I really wanted them to take a turn in the cooking. They just assumed that I was the "best" cook in the house and that I really didn't wouldn't want to eat anything that they made. The truth is, my very favorite meals are the ones that someone else has prepared for me.
Last winter the neighborhood that I live in hosted a chili cookoff. It was a great opportunity to taste all sorts of homemade chili recipes. I cooked a batch of chili to submit for the competition but to be honest, I didn't even eat any of my own - I was much more excited about tasting everyone else's chili. One of my favorites was a white chicken chili recipe. Did I mention how thankful I am for friends who share their recipes with me too?
1 Tablespoon oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups chicken broth
7 ounces green chilies, diced
1/2 poblano chili, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
Heat oil in pan. Stir in chicken, onion and garlic. Cook until chicken is almost cooked through.
Stir in beans, chicken broth, green chilies, salt, cumin, oregano, pepper and cayenne. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
Remove from heat. Stir in cream and sour cream.