Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Black and White Chilli

I made a mild version of this since my tummy can't handle spices since I've been sick.  I've adapted the recipe from "Black and White Chicken Chili" in Cook's Country Lost Recipes.  Not sure if the edition on Amazon is the same as what I got in the mail.  Mine is in the style of a magazine and was a freebie when I got some cookbooks.

Anyway, this dish was a total hit in my house.  I had two bowls myself.  I just wish I had some GF cornbread to go with it.  That would have been perfect!  Instead we had it with Cheesy Bread.

serve 4-6

1pkg of four bone in chicken thighs
1c diced frozen onion
1 1/2c frozen corn
1can (15.5oz) cannellini beans
1can (15.5oz) black beans
1c Pacific Foods organic chicken broth
1c water
1jar (16oz) salsa (mild, medium or spicy as you wish)
4 cloves garlic or equivalent from a jar or two cubes frozen
1 1/2t ground cumin
1 1/2r dried oregano
1t dried cilantro
salt and pepper

  1. Skin chicken and remove excess fat
  2. Spray slow cooker with no stick oil.
  3. Place onion and frozen corn in bottom of slow cooker.
  4. Rinse and drain both cans of beans and add to slow cooker
  5. Place chicken on top
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, cumin, oregano and cilantro
  7. Mix broth, water, salsa and garlic together in bowl and pour over chicken
  8. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  9. Remove chicken and remove meat from bone.  Return meat to pot.
  10. Enjoy!
Note: if you use a regular broth like Swanson's use 2 cups and skip the water.  Pacific Foods broth is very concentrated so I usually cut it with water so it doesn't overpower the dish.


  1. That sounds really tasty. I might have to try it although I usually find I don't like chicken in my chili.

  2. I should have mentioned that this isn't the typical thick chilli. It is more like a chilli soup. It has a thin broth but it is wicked yummy and would freeze well for later.

  3. Yum. I was just thinking today how I need to make something in my crock pot and freeze the left overs. This sounds great.