White Chile

1 lb Dried white beans (navy or great northern)
1 Tbsp Olive oil
4 Garlic cloves, chopped
2 tsp Ground cumin
1/4 tsp Ground cloves
6 cups Chicken stock
2 lb Boneless chicken breasts
2 Onions, chopped
2 cans (4 oz) chopped green chiles (8 oz total)
1-1/2 tsp Dried oregano,crumbled
1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
3 cups Grated monterey jack cheese

Place beans in a large pot. Add enough cold water to cover by at least 3 inches and soak over night. Place chicken in large saucepan. Add cold water to cover and bring to simmer. Cook until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool. Remove skin. cut chicken into cubes. Drain beans. Heat oil in same pan over medium high heat. Add onions and saute until translucent, about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic, then chiles, cumin, oregano, cloves and cayenne and saute 2 minutes. Add contents of pan to beans and stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are very tender,stirring occasionally, about 2 hours. Add chicken and one cup cheese to chile and stir until cheese melts. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with remaining cheese, sour cream, salsa and cilantro.

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