Winter White Chili


This colorful chili is medium on the spicy scale and will be a hit with kids and adults. It serves a crowd and is perfect for family or neighborhood get-togethers. Set out bowls of toppings so guests can customize their own bowl of chili.

Serves 12

2 tbsp canola oil
1 large onion chopped
2 red bell peppers chopped
4 garlic cloves minced
6 c (about 2 lb.) cooked chicken chopped
2 can (15 oz.) garbanzo beans (drained, rinsed, divided)
2 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green chiles
2 ct (32 oz.) fat-free less-sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp ground cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1⁄2 tsp salt
1⁄2 tsp black pepper
2 c 1% low-fat milk
fresh cilantro chopped (optional)
monterey jack cheese grated (optional)
tortilla chips (optional)

Heat oil in large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, bell peppers and garlic; sauté 8 – 9 minutes. Add chicken, corn, 1 cup beans, chiles, broth, spices, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.

Mash remaining beans with a fork. Add mashed beans and milk to the turkey mixture. Simmer, uncovered, 20-30 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring frequently. Garnish with cilantro, cheese and chips.