With the holidays coming up, your family may grow tired of turkey very quickly! Why not serve them this five-ingredient White Smart Chicken Chili that has a minimum of ingredients, tastes absolutely delish, and gets you out of the kitchen in a matter of minutes.
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
4 cups cooked shredded boneless, skinless Smart Chicken breasts or thighs
2 (15-oz) cans Great Northern beans, drained
2 cups salsa verde (store-bought or homemade)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
Optional toppings: Diced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, sour cream, crumbled tortilla chips, or Ro-tel
In a large saucepan add chicken broth, shredded Smart Chicken, beans, salsa verde and cumin. Stir to combine. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
Heat over medium-high heat until boiling, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for at least 5 minutes. Serve warm with desired toppings. Serves 4 -6.
Homemade Salsa Verde
Tomatillos are also called "tomate verde" in Mexico (which means green tomato) and are considered a staple in Mexican cooking. Tomatillos are a member of the nightshade family, and are related to tomatoes. This fruit grows everywhere in the Western Hemisphere and is common in Texas gardens. When purchasing tomatillos, choose small to medium ones. They are sweeter than the larger, golf-ball-size ones.
6 medium tomatillos, husks removed, washed, and stems removed
½ white onion, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves
½ cup loosely-packed cilantro leaves
Juice of one lime
1 small jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped
Pinch of sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your broiler. Remove papery husks and stems from the tomatillos and cut them in half. Line a baking pan with foil and place tomatillo halves cut side down in the pan. Broil tomatillos 6-8 minutes, until flesh is charred and they’re very easily pierced with a fork.
Place tomatillos, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno and sugar into a blender and puree about 10-20 seconds (until well-mixed). Taste; add salt and pepper if desired and blend once more. Use in recipe above. Makes 1½-2 cups.
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