White Chicken Chili Party!

Have you ever gone to a homemade chili tasting party? Well it’s a lot of fun. I got to taste chilis of all sorts.  Here is just a sampling a bunch of friends of mine enjoyed….

We had Great Harvest Bread and cookies to go with our soup luncheon…..

Here’s all the ladies lining up for the tasting party…

I loved this one…it was white chicken chili…yummo! 

Here’s my friend Bethann telling me where to go taste her soup…hehe….it was good too! 

We had lots of varieties of chili.  some veggie, some chicken…some beans…

I’ve never seen so many kinds of chili!  Some even had cinnamon in them!  And it tasted really great! 

Our featured speaker was the FOOD NANNY….I see her on T.V. all the time! 

Here I am with “The Food Nanny” who was our luncheon speaker….

My Favorite Chili Recipe is White Chicken Chili

  • 1 can navy beans
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 3 cups chicken stock (or make your own with a few cubes of chicken bouillon)
  • 2 tablespoons  butter (to saute and caramelize the onions)
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 small can diced green chills 
  • 2 cups white chicken meat,  diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2  tablespoons lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili pepper
  • a shake of garlic salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Lawry’s or Johnny’s Season Salt to taste


I start with the onion and butter for any stew or soup I make, saute it for 7 minutes or so turning constantly. Then I chop up all the veggies.
I only had 1/2 a white onion, so I added a little purple also…it will add more color to my veggie stock! . 
I LOVE my new cutting board…cute “Give Thanks” motto….
Then I pour in water and 2 bouillon cubes for the chicken stock. You could add cans of Swanson chicken stock instead.  Add the veggies and let them boil for 10 minutes. Then add the turkey cubes and start spicing it with pepper and spices.
Here are the Bouillon cubes….they are easy to make a flavorful stock…
I chopped the  into small cubes….well…..sorta…I’m a messy chopper! 

 I add everything and then taste it.  Sometimes I will actually add a few teaspoons of sugar. Sometimes it just evens out all that salty taste. I will usually add a few more shakes of Lemon Pepper and Lawry’s at the end.  Then lastly add the beans. If you add them too soon they will turn to mush.  My turkey chili is very dense with veggies, not a lot of broth.

I added a little bit of all of these spices…shake and taste…that’s my style….
I didn’t have garbanzo beans on hand…these are canned white beans…..I coulda used another can of beans! 

Here’s my White Chicken Chili…..it’s pretty good too! 

I looked over some recipes from the “skinny” cookbooks. They seem to be slim on ingredients but heavy on spices. What do you think? I’d much rather have a variety of yummy veggies!
cookbook chillis
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Great Harvest Bread….My Favorite!  

We had  some Great Harvest 12 grain bread so I buttered one to go with my chili.  I love that GREAT HARVEST! The nuttier the bread, the better I like it!

loved the yummy and healthy cookies at the end too….mmmm ….I took 2….snicker…


Well Brucie? What are we gonna make for dinner tonight? I want something fast and I’m kinda tired because, well,  school started and teachers are ALL tired out from standing and talking ALL DAY! 
So let’s make some easy white chicken chili! 
Here’s all my ingredients…..2 kinds of white beans….onion….and some squash from my garden (optional) I’ve GOT to start using up my garden veggies. It seems like I get a new Zucchini every day! 
Chop up a cup of onion and a 1/2 cup of celery (and I added 1/2 cup yellow crookneck squash) 
You could also use a 1/2 cup of frozen yellow or white corn just as easily…both optional.
A small can of chopped green chili peppers go GREAT in white chicken chili….
I used these spices….dash of lemon pepper, parsley, chili powder, onion salt, and Season Salt.... And I added 2 slices of lightly microwaved bacon….

 Well, and of course the chicken broiled and then diced up….I added a few cups of milk and dumped the beans in after the veggies were tender….it’s so easy…takes about 20 minutes to make.   And it’s great with hot bread sticks!


 Recipe for White Chicken Chili
3    chicken breast boiled and cubed
1    cup sauteed onion in butter
1/2 cup chopped celery boiled for 10 minutes
2    cans white beans any variety, butter, limas, great northern (1 use 2 varieties) add the liquid too.
1    small can chopped green chilis
1/2 cup yellow squash or frozen corn (optional) I just did this to use up my garden veggies….
2    dashes of spices to taste  (onion salt, chili pepper, lemon pepper, parsley, Seasoning Salt)

2 -3 cups of milk
2 slices of microwaved bacon

After onions are sauteed and celery and chicken are boiled and chopped add them to a pot of beans, chilis, milk and then add the spices. Boil for about 10 minutes. Serve with bread sticks and a salad.

We saw a marvelous balloon launch at a park practically in our backyard…..it was really cool…..
I’ve never seen one before….but it is so exciting and beautiful to watch!
Here’s my hubs. I’m taking a picture of him taking a picture….snicker….
I got a close up view to “feel the heat”….It is awesome! But I don’t think I would try it….
There they go! It was all over in 10 minutes…..Bye guys!