White Chicken Chili for a White Winter Day!

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This Sunday is, as most of you know, Super Bowl Sunday!  We'll talk about developing a good strategy for healthy eating during the big football/food fest in the next post. But, Sunday is also the day when some of us will focus on the Souper Bowl of Caring.  This week at our church, I'll be in charge of guiding lots of teens and pre-teens as they learn to chop, peel, dice and stir---creating 2 wonderful homemade soups to eat-in or take-out. It's such a great fundraiser to fight hunger and poverty, and a terrific way to get the kids cooking healthy foods.  One of the recipes I choose every year is an all-time favorite:  White Chicken Chili.  Since it's certainly been soup weather where we are, I thought you may enjoy this recipe, too.

White Chicken Chili

2 cups onion, diced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced

1 pound of chicken breast, cubed
6 cups of chicken broth (low sodium is a good idea!)
1 -48 oz jar of Great Northern Beans, drained

Stir in:
1 small can diced green chilies
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. cayenne powder
3-4 drops Tabasco sauce

Bring to a boil, then simmer for 1-2 hours.  It will thicken more the longer it cooks.