A Little Something to Warm You Up

November 9, 2009

A little something to warm you up WM
Even though we have had some beautiful warm days, it has gotten very cold at night. It was feeling like a "chili" kind of weekend, so I went searching for a new recipe to test out.

Typically I make the standard beef or ground turkey chili, but I was really in the mood for something different, so I headed to FoodNetwork.com and did a search.

After reviewing many different options, I landed on a Chipolte White Chicken Chili

Close Up - Chipolte Chili WM 2


1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Bunch of Scallions, white and green parts sliced
3 Cloves of Fresh Garlic, chopped
1 Jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and chopped
1 Tablespoon of Chili Powder
2 tsp of Kosher Salt
6 cups of low-sodium Chicken Broth
2 Medium Baking Potatoes, Peeled and cute into cubes
1 Cup of Frozen Corn
2 Carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 Chipoltes in Adobo Sauce, sliced
1/2 to 1 Rotisserie Chicken, skinned and shredded into large chuncks
1 19oz Can of Cannelini or White Beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 Cup packed Fresh Cilantro, chopped

Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the scallions, garlic, jalapeno, chili powder and 2 teaspoons of salt and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth, potatoes, corn, carrots, and chipoltes and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender, approximately 20 minutes. Stir to break up the potatoes, so that the broth starts to slightly thicken. Add the chicken and beans and stir occasionally while cooking an additional 10-15 minutes. Stir in the cilantro just before serving.

I also opt to put out some fun toppings:

Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream

Another hint..... I usually double recipes like this because they freeze so well. It made a huge pot, so we could enjoy some now and freeze the rest for a day that I don't have time to cook a meal from start to finish.

I served it with some hearty whole grain bread and we were in business!! The family gave this one a double thumbs up, so it is safe to say I will be making it again:)

Sorry, no dessert this weekend......I am still paying the price for all the apple cakes that were made and consumed in the last couple of weeks.
Have a great week!!


Love Letters To China said...

That looks so delicious. Even though it's still really hot down in my neck of the woods, I always love a good chili recipe. Thank you for sharing. I've been making a Kahlua chili for many years now and can't ever seem to break away to try something new. I might just have to give this one a whirl. Just looking at those amazing photos makes me want to start pulling out my pots right now at 6am!

Jodee said...

That does look delicious! I better print this recipe for Chef Daddy. He would love it!

Hope you have a great week!

Sharon said...

The picture alone warms me up!

Rachel said...

Mmmm... sounds yummy. I usually do the exact same thing when I'm making chili or similar. Its so nice to have a delicious dinner that you only have to heat up! You're so lucky that your kids will eat it - mine won't!

I have a chicken chili recipe that I love! If you're ever looking for something different again, you should try it. Here's the link:

I replace basil with cilantro.

Have a good week!

Gail said...

I feel like I can take a big bite from the picture...YUM!!!! I'll definitely be making this one.

Have a wonderful week Lisa...;)

P.S. Love your new blog header pic and font...

Marla said...

Oh my, that looks seriously YUMMO and looks like something my family would love.

Forgot to tell you that I LOVE the new bloggy look, too! See you in just a few days!!!

Jboo said...

Wow -- that looks and sounds so yummy!!

Love your new look too!

Hope you have a great week!


Dita said...

MMMMMMMmmmmm....how 'bout next time we have lunch YOU bring it! This looks fantastic!

I think your new blog header is just fantastic....how do you do it ALL?

Happy Monday!

Patricia said...

YUMMMMM!!!! That looks & sounds so delicious!!! I plan on making this one very soon!! Thanks for sharing!

BTW, your chicken soup recipe has become a STAPLE in our house!!!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

The soup maker at our house is usually my husband, but he always makes extra to freeze. That soup looks so good, I could use a bowl right now.


jenbusymom said...

Looks great! I love the new look!

TanyaLea said...

Yummm! I am SO printing this one off. Looks like something my family would love!

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed week! <><

carolinagirl said...

that looks divine! i am so tired of the traditional chilis so I cannot wait to try this!

Missy said...

YUMMO!!! I love white chili, but I am sure chipotle would be DIVINE!!! You are my hero :)

Shelly and Family said...

Ok Lisa - it is after 9PM here and I am alreayd looking for something to eat lol! So wish I ahd some of that chili - I just bet it was "oh so good"! Hope you had a great weekend!!!

Jeni said...

YUMMO! But I can guarantee if I make it it sure won't look like that!

Jo said...

sounds wonderful! It was almost 70 here today ~ crazy weather. I'll have to wait until it cools off a tad :)


Wanda said...

Hmmm.....yummy. Great recipe. I do the same - make a double batch
and have another meal all ready.

The photos are stunning. Right out of a magazine.

Hope your week is great!

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

Yummy!!!!!! We have chili on the menu for tomorrow night...tonight was one of PD mac and cheese...

Rhonda said...

Looks delish! I think I'll cook that tonight! It's a bit chilly here and rainy today, so it'll hit the spot. But hey, any FOOD hits the spot with teenage boys! Your photos are amazing, as always. So jealous of your skills. Hope you're having a great week!

Unknown said...

Oh, it looks so fantastic! Scrumptious for sure : )

Snowflowers Mum said...

move over Pioneer Woman! I'm making this tonight...thanks.

Sue said...

Your food photos are amazing. Looks delicious!

I love the Food Network too for recipes.

Sue : )

Christina said...

Hey Lisa..
I have to say I am totally taken my your talented photography skills. I was going through your pics and LOVE the colors..and small aspects of life you pick up on.
Truly talented..thanks for sharing..oh and the recipe looks good as well=)
Hope things are well..
Catherine stopped over to visit yesterday since it's been a while...now my baby looks so big compared to hers!
Also your children are beautiful.

Michelle R Photography said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm... it sounds and looks yummy!!!

I love your new blog look. I am a sucker for kids walking away holding hands. So, so cute!!

Lisa said...


JMCS said...

Girl, I can't decide which looks yummier, the recipe or the picture! Thanks for sharing.


Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Yummy!!!!! Thanks for sharing, I will have to give this recipe a try!!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

It's cold and damp outside today, but that chili photo makes me feel all warm inside. As to Christmas card photos - heh - I'm no help. We don't do em. Because I? Am lame.

3 Peanuts said...

That looks yummy. i might have to give it a try soon:)

CC said...

My family doesn't love chili, but that is so pretty, that maybe you could get them to try it!!

Shell in your Pocket said...

OH..that looks so very yummy!
sandy toe

Our Complete Family said...

Well, add great chef to your resume now girlfriend!!! Yummo!!!
xo L

Laura said...

yummy!! This looks so good! Kevin and I made Chili on Saturday. We live on it during the winter!


paige said...

yummy yummy
& pasted to my recipe file
& on the plan for this weekend!!
you rock

Lucy said...

That looks so good, especially your photographs of them. Makes me want it NOW. I have gotten so tired of my soup recipes, thanks for sharing this one!

De Lucchi Family Treasures said...

Mmm yummy Lis athat looks good and your photos are amazing!!
Love Jules

Football and Fried Rice said...

The one good thing about this cooler weather is SOUP!!! And that one looks DELISH!!!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Well....I know where to go when I am missing me some good Texas food! Your blog!!!!! Every time I come here I am starving!!!! lol

Have a blessed weekend sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

This looks so delicious!

Robin said...

This sounds yummy ... I think that today might have to be a chili kinda day :)

I love your new blog make-over! I really need to learn how to do this!!

Take care - Robin

Ivy Shaffer said...

Hi Lisa!

Hope Sarah had an awesome Birthday. Wanted to stop by and see what you had cooking! Awh, lookes delicious!

Oh how I'd love to whip this up!

You're amazing with the food pics, the magazines don't even present the food as apetizing as you do.

Hugs to all:))

JMCS said...

Hey Lisa,

Just wanted to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.


Jennifer said...

Now this looks so good!!!!!!!! I will have to try it!