Saturday, February 23, 2013

Jeff Gordon's Mom's Creamy White Chili




   Tomorrow is the Daytona 500, a big day in this household.    Much like the Superbowl for football, this Nascar racing event, brings people together to eat and cheer on their favorite driver. This year is particularly exciting because for the first time in history a woman is on the pole (1st position in the line-up) Go Danica!
   This is a chili recipe from a book called Pit Stop in a Southern Kitchen by Jeff Gordon's Mom, Carol Gordon Bickford, and Dale Earnhardt's mother and Dale Jr.'s grandmother, Martha Earnhardt.
This particular chili recipe is Carol Gordon Bickford's.  Her son just happens to be my favorite driver.  Now -- Gentlemen and Lady -- Start Your Engines !!!!!

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 med. onion
1 to 1 1/2 t. garlic powder
1 T. vegetable oil
2- 15 1/2 ounce cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1- 14 1/2 ounce can chicken broth
2- 4 ounce cans chopped green chilies
1 t salt
1 t. ground cumin
1 t dried oregano
1/2 t pepper
1/4 t cayenne pepper
 1 cup ( 8 oz) sour cream
1/2 c. whipping cream


In a large saucepan saute chicken cubes, onion, and garlic powder in oil until chicken is no linger pink.  Add beans, broth, chilies, and seasonings.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat.

Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Stir in sour cream and whipping cream.  Serve immediately.  Yields about 7 servings.

( Note: after sauteing chicken, you can add all ingredients in a crockpot and slow cook)

My other blogs: Thyme for Herbs www.thyme-for-herbs.com, gardening with herbs and perennials Grabbin' A Bite www.grabbinabite.com, a restaurant review of West Michigan Eateries

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