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White Chicken Chili

 Ingredients:

2 chicken leg quarters

1 c. dried white beans

1 medium onion

2 cloves garlic

1/2 c. cilantro

1 small can green chiles

1 can corn

2 tea. hot sauce

So, I had these dried beans, frozen chicken, and a huge bunch of cilantro to use.

Plus, my avocado had ripened.

Hence, I “invented” this recipe.

Not really.

I simply adapted to the ingredients I had on hand.

Anywho…take your thawed chicken, throw it in the crock pot, and season it up with salt, pepper, cumin & oregano.

Dump in about a cup of water. Turn on high and walk away.

Smoke break, blog reading, job hunting, whatever…

Meanwhile, take the beans you soaked last night…oh wait…forgot to mention that. Yeah, I’m cheap, so I use dried beans. Anyway, soak ’em & then boil them over medium for about an hour and a half. White beans cook faster.

Chop up your garlic & onion, dumping them all over the chicken in the crock pot.

Smoke again…or make some muffins. That’s what I did. 🙂

When your chicken’s done-ish, yank it out, and let it cool off before you get all the good parts off the bone and throw it back in.

Then add your beans. They should be done by now…

Add the green chiles, hot sauce and cilantro.

Turn your crock pot down to LOW, and go make the most of the next few hours…stirring occasionally.

When you’re ready to eat, slice up an avocado, chop more cilantro, and grate some cheese.

People can garnish however they want.

Yum.

Plus, there’s usually some left to freeze.

Enjoy! 🙂

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