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Sides to go with Chicken Chili?


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I'm going to make a batch of chicken chili for some guests tomorrow.  What are some good side dishes to serve with it?

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how do you make that? ive never had chili?

i think ppl would have a salad and a hot veg w it, maybe corn bread or nachos too.

Here's what I make.  It's not exactly low-fat, but I don't make it often so it doesn't matter.  I think I got it from www.meals.com several years ago.

I usually serve cornbread with it, but I also want a healthier choice to go with it.

Chili Blanco 

 

Chili Blanco, or white chili, is light in color, but heavy on flavor. Made with chicken, beans and lots of herbs and spices. Crank up the heat by adding more jalapeño.

 

Estimated Times

Preparation Time 15 mins.

Cooking Time 20 mins.

 

 1  tablespoon vegetable oil 

 1  pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, (about 4 total), chopped

 1 1/4  cups chopped onion 

 2  cloves garlic, finely chopped

 2  cans (15-oz.) great Northern white beans, drained (3½ cups)

 1  can (7-oz.) ORTEGA Diced Green Chiles, (1 cup)

 1/2  cup chicken broth 

 1  tablespoon to 2 ORTEGA Diced Jalapeños 

 2  teaspoons ground cumin 

 1/2  teaspoon dried oregano 

 1 1/2  cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, (about 6 ounces)

 1/2  cup sour cream 

 

  HEAT vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes.

 

STIR in beans, chiles, broth, jalapeños, cumin and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in cheese and sour cream. Cook just until cheese is melted.

 

awesome, thanks!

i cant eat spicy foods so ill omit the chilis and we dont mix meat+milk in my house, but i love chicken and beans so it sounds great!!

thanks, oh, is say corn on the cob then, thats healthy, enjoy!

How about some baked taco chips crumbled on top?  Or even a side of fat free refried beans.  Sounds like a great recipe.

Fresh bread, crackers, salsa and tortilla chips. I love fries with my chili. I make squash or sweet potato fries.

Original Post by agruskin:

awesome, thanks!

i cant eat spicy foods so ill omit the chilis and we dont mix meat+milk in my house, but i love chicken and beans so it sounds great!!

thanks, oh, is say corn on the cob then, thats healthy, enjoy!

 You could use soy cheese.  Don't use the jalapenos if you don't like spice, but the Ortega diced green chilis are pretty mild.

I would serve a nice big fresh green salad on the side and make some fresh salsa and also serve all the fixin's such as shredded Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, tortillla chips, black olives.

You may also want to make an appetizer like Black Bean Nachos to go on the side. Just make some baked tortilla chips spead out on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with black beans (canned rinsed), low-fat cheese, fresh salsa, chopped chilis or jalapenos. Pop it in the oven. Serve with low-fat sour cream.

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I would eat it with cornbread.  Yummy.

First of all, a big, tossed green salad.  Then real corn tortillas, the yellow ones if you can find them, softened in the oven or microwave.  Pass the sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, and wedges of lime for extra zing. Pass the hot sauce too! That's about it because you have all the food groups.

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