I’m so excited to be trying out a new recipe today. Andy has never had white chicken chili before, so we’re trying it out for dinner tonight. This is my first time making white chicken chili, and I really hope that it tastes as good as it smells right now. I’m trying out organic unsalted free range chicken broth that I found at King Soopers that I’ve never used before either. I’m also using an organic cream of mushroom soup. All of the other vegetables that I used are also organic except for the red onion. We really enjoy the taste of organic vegetables. They have a better flavor, and they’re pesticide free. Plus, I’m finding that non-gmo food tastes better period, and it makes gmo food taste absolutely tasteless. In order to entice my family into eating more vegetables a day, they have taste as good as possible.
I was looking for a low-calorie, high protein, low sodium dinner that was easy to make. I’m flying blind because I made up my recipe, and I’ve never tasted the finished product. It smells delicious, but it has 8 more hours before I can test it. I am actively searching for easy recipes that I can cook in the crock pot that are good for us right now. There’s something nice about just throwing the ingredients into the crock pot and letting it meld into tasty goodness in there while you’re out and about all day getting other things done. I’m going to throw half of this dinner into the freezer to eat later, too. Trying to achieve no food waste is so hard, and we are really bad about actually eating left overs.
If I freeze half of a dish the night that I make it, we actually will pull it out of the freezer and eat it again. If I just put it in the refrigerator, it inevitably gets shoved to the back of the shelf, and then we forget about it until it’s one day too late. I love being able to pull something already made out of the freezer that is good for us, and it is super fast and easy to reheat. It makes it easier to not order a pizza or just grab a burger while we’re out because I have ‘fast food’ in the freezer.
I soaked great northern beans overnight. Then I threw them along with chicken breasts into the crock pot. I added the chicken broth, cream of mushroom soup, a can of tomatoes, a can of yellow corn, a can of green chiles, celery and a red onion into mix. I added oregano, cumin, garlic cloves, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. I also added a drop of oregano essential oil to the mix. I have it on low for 10 hours. I’ll check it around the 8 hour mark to see if the chicken is cooked. I need to shred the chicken as soon as I can so that it can absorb all of the flavors.
I’ll let you know how it tastes! Have a great day everyone. Put good stuff into your body, so you can have good results today!