Leave the Gun, Take the Cannellini…
Ok, so maybe the famous line from the Godfather was about dessert and not beans. Nevertheless, I believe that these Italian gems could pull off the job as an ambassador of peace just as well. Here they are thrown in Chicken Chili to add a light creamy texture (not to mention fiber and protein).
2 lbs. Chicken (chopped into bit size pieces)
1 T. Olive Oil
1 Onion, Chopped
3 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
3 Cans Cannellini Beans, rinsed
32oz Chicken Stock
1 Small Can Green Chilies
1 Jar (or 2 cups) good Salsa
1 Handful Chopped Cilantro (or Parsley)
1 tsp. Cumin
8oz Light Sour Cream
8oz Shredded Cheese (whatever you like…cheddar, jack, or a blend)
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a large stockpot over med-high heat, cook the chicken and onions in the olive oil for about 5 min. Add the garlic and cook 10 more min. Add the beans, stock, chilies, salsa, cumin, salt, and pepper . Simmer 25 min. Stir in the cheese, sour cream, and cilantro. Serve over crushed corn chips.