I know we’ve already covered our now famous Spicy White Chicken Chili recipe, but since it was so long ago (before we took pictures really) I wanted to cover it again and offer it up as another great tailgate recipe idea!
This recipe is infamous in our circle of friends. If we have a party, people ask if we’re making it before they agree to show up and if we’re invited to a party, people invite us under the condition that we make it. I’ve become a master at balancing the Crock Pot on my lap in the car.
At the beginning of fall we can never wait to make this. The windows are open on cool nights, the flowers almost thoroughly dead from neglect outside, and the blankets slowly crawl out from the closets. I love when we and the pets somehow all make it onto the couch and the cats lick up the last bits of broth when we’re not looking. We light warm spicy candles and settle in for a night of illegally downloaded sitcoms. It is fall to us.
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapeno peppers
2 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
3 (15 ounce) cans white beans
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1. Brown the garlic with oil in a sauce pan and throw in the chicken chopped in slices or pieces. Cook until done and set aside.
2. Add all of the rest of the ingredients with the cooked chicken/garlic into the crock pot and cook on low for at least 5 hours (6-8 hours preferred).
3. Slowly stir in the cheese until melted. Serve warm.
This is definitely a HOT and SPICY recipe, this coming from Neil and I, who consider ourselves not only fans of spicy food, but people with a decent threshold. If you want spicy, but maybe a little less spicy, omit the can of jalapeno peppers. You’ll still get the spice, but it won’t burn your face off, or leave you with killer heartburn.
People seem to either love or hate spicy food. Do you like it? What’s the spiciest thing you’ve ever eaten?