A Super Bowl for the Super Bowl!
Many, many years ago I was in Kentucky on business and had this amazing, then unique, chili. Thus the name. Not a fan of traditional chili it was a God send to my taste buds!
I love it for an event like a Super Bowl party because you can enjoy the game, your guests, and the commercials while the half time dinner cooks away filling the house with mouthwatering aroma’s. Now that’s a game plan!
Speaking of commercials; have you seen this year’s Budweiser ad? Wow – job well done Bud – again!
What’s on your Super Bowl table this year? Please share your own scintillating tid-bits that you are serving or bringing to your party! Make the chili, it’s always a crowd pleaser!
Kentucky White Chili
1 lb. Dried Great Northern White Beans, rinsed, picked over
2 lb. Boneless, skinless Chicken breasts
1 T. Olive oil
2 medium Onions, chopped
4 Garlic cloves, minced
2 4 oz. cans chopped mild Green Chilies
2 t. Cumin
1 ½ t. dried Oregano, crumbled
¼ t. ground Cloves
¼ t. Cayenne Pepper
6 c. Chicken stock or canned broth
3 c. grated Monterey Jack cheese (about 12 oz.)
Sour cream, Salsa, chopped fresh Cilantro for garnish
Place beans in a heavy large saucepan. Add cold water to cover and bring to a simmer. Cook until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool. Cut chicken into cubes.
Drain beans. Heat oil in same pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic, then chilies, cumin, oregano, cloves and cayenne and sauté 2 minutes. Add beans and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are very tender, stirring occasionally, about 2 hours. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to a simmer before continuing).
Add chicken and 1 cup cheese to chili and stir until cheese melts. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle chili into bowls. Serve with remaining cheese, sour cream, salsa, and cilantro as garnish.