Some Chili for February

It seems the weather has been a major player and topic of conversation in all of my posts lately.  I am just loving the spring like weather!  Tomorrow, it is supposed to 80 degrees!  That’s even summer weather.  As much as I am trying to soak it all in, I really do feel like I’m just “waiting for the other shoe to drop”….or however that saying correctly goes.  You know, when you just know things are about to change.  It is only February and I just know one more I’m going to wake up and find winter has returned.  I’m trying not to think about it.

But, since it is actually still winter, there is plenty of time to enjoy some of winter’s comfort foods.  Like hearty soups and thick stews.  Not sure why but, recently, chili has been on my mind.  Chili seems like a “fall” food (do certain foods have seasons?) but a nice bowl of chili sounds rather delicious right about now.  This is a recipe I made years ago (obviously before I was vegetarian) but I can tweak that:)  This one is yummy.  So, I thought I would share today.  Let me know what has been yummy for you lately.  Oh, and let me know your favorite chili topping.  Happy Wednesday, friends!

White Chili
1 TBL olive oil
1 cup chopped onion (you could use dry onion here)
3 cloves garlic, minced (probably my favorite part)
4 chicken breasts cubed
3 cans chicken broth (14.5 oz. size)
2 tsp. lemon pepper
2 tsp. cumin
2 (4oz) diced green chilis
2 (15oz) great northern beans
2 (9oz) packages frozen white corn
2 TBL lime juice
1/2 c. chopped cilantro
1 c. shredded Monterey jack cheese

Heat oil, onions and garlic until tender. Add chicken and simmer until cooked. Add broth, lemon pepper, cumin, chilis, beans, corn, lime juice. Simmer 20 minutes, then add cilantro and heat for 10 more minutes. Top with cheese (and other favorite chili toppings) for serving.

12 thoughts on “Some Chili for February

  1. We are having the same weather here, whatever you want to call it. This morning it was already 70 degrees! Last week we had the heater on, this week the air conditioner. Texas is very confused right now 🙂

    And I’m one of those people who can eat soups and chili all year round. We had potato soup last night 🙂 It was yummy!

    Hope you’re feeling better 🙂

    1. Confused….yep that is a perfect word for the weather!! Hard to imagine the AC on!! And I have to admit, potato soup sounds delicious!! Feeling better, yes, and thanks!

  2. I have never had white chilli – maybe I need to give this recipe a try!
    Hope every day is finding you feeling a little more comfortable and you’ll soon be feeling a lot better.

  3. I’ve eaten white chili and loved it, but I’ve never made it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. And yes, I do believe food has seasons. Chili is a big fall and winter food for us (seldom do we eat it in spring and summer). As for chili, sometimes we top it with cheddar cheese and actually we’ll make a 3-way with spaghetti on the bottom…very good. Hope you have a good day and are feeling better every day.

  4. It’s bad here today, everything is closed and a big ice storm is predicted.
    I love white chicken chili. I just made some and have a post planned for it tomorrow. Yours looks good!

    1. Oh my – ice storms are the worst! Be safe….and enjoy something warm and tasty (comfort food all the way!) while you snuggle down inside!

  5. The chili sounds good! Lemon pepper is an ingredient that I’ve not heard of used in chili. But I like to try soup recipes so I may try this one next week. I’ve heard that parts of the country are getting or will soon get snow?? It could get up to 70 today and tomorrow here- definitely no snow in the immediate future!!

    1. You know, I’m not the hugest fine of black pepper…so I suppose lemon pepper seemed more palatable to me. I dunno. I feel you could substitute pepper here:) Hooray for no snow in the immediate forecast!!

  6. 80 degrees! Wow! I’m grabbing my suitcase, girl! It’s frigid around here … but the daffodils trying to poke through the frozen tundra assure me that springtime will make her appearance sooner or later.

    Happy weekend to you.

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