So I love chili… that is really all there is to it for me. It is getting cold out, especially since that crazy October snow storm, which means I have had chili on my mind! Unfortunately, my hubby just doesn’t share my enthusiasm for it.
I have been trying to find a recipe that Danny can get excited about to so that when he comes in after work and smells the chili cooking he doesn’t immediately scrunch up his face and say “Chili huh” in his obviously not so thrilled way.
I decided that I should try adding different things to it that might make the chili a little more manly… I mean it did work with my spaghetti (he was very happy after I started serving it with huge chunks of sausage). So I added bacon. Bacon is so wonderful… I am pretty sure you could add it to just about anything and it would be great!
It was great! It is still chili, but now it’s chili with bacon! Definitely a manly step up. I think next time I will also work in the Bacon Salt as an ingredient as well.
White Chicken Chili
1lb Great Northern Beans
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and cubed
1 package of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 medium onions
2 cans green chilies (4oz each)
4 garlic cloves minced
6 cups chicken broth (I like to use fat free)
2 Tb ground cumin
2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
3 cups shredded monterey Jack Cheese
***Drain and rinse beans. Add all ingredients including cheese to a crock pot and cook on low for several hours. Serve with sour cream, shredded monterey jack cheese, and tortilla chips. Cilantro makes a great garnish also.
Variation: I sometimes like to dice up some tomatoes and use it as a topping with the cheese, chips, and cilantro. Yummy!
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!