Chicken and White Bean Chili
Recipe from The Food Channel

Here's a crowd-pleasing, white-meat alternative to chili made with beef. Ideal for basketball or football watch parties, tailgating and casual gatherings.

Chicken and White Bean Chili

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  • 1/4  cup 
    corn oil
  • 1   
    large onion, chopped
  • 4   
    large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1   tablespoon 
    ground cumin
  • 1   teaspoon 
    dried oregano
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    dried crushed red pepper
  • 1   pound 
    boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3  15  ounce cans 
    cannellini beans, drain and reserve 1/2 cup liquid
  • 1   cup 
    chicken broth
  • 2  4 1/2 ounce cans 
    diced green chiles
  • 1/2  cup 
    whipping cream
    Cheddar cheese, grated
    Fresh cilantro, chopped
Heat oil in dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, cumin, oregano, and dried red pepper. Saute for 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Season chicken with salt and pepper, add oil to pan and saute chicken approximately 5 minutes.
Add onion mixture, beans, reserved liquid, broth, chiles and cream to chicken. Simmer until chicken is tender and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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