This is probably my favorite Fall recipe. I got it more than 10 years ago, and I finally decided to change it up, write it down, take more pictures, and have it more often.
I got this recipe from friends of mine – so really, food is all about community. My Mister can tell you how much this is true in my life. I love cooking for people – if people don’t like what I cook or don’t eat it at all I am really hurt (I know, I gotta get over that), and food is such a comfort for me. Really the saying is true that everything important happens around the table. The other night as we were picking out a place to go for our anniversary dinner, I got all mushy as we talked about restaurants. He definitely knows one of my love languages is food.
This is probably one of the first recipes I ever wanted to go on my old food blog. I always shared it with my college girls that I knew. It was warm and comforting. You eat it with a spoon. You put yummy stuff on top of it to make it better – like cheese, sour cream, bacon, avocados, cilantro – I mean – what could be better.
- 1 onion, diced
- olive oil
- 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 cups homemade chicken broth (I don't season mine at all, therefore I can season the soup as a whole)
- 1 can green chilies (as hot as you might like them), drained
- 1 can creamed corn
- 2 cans cream of chicken
- ⅓ cup whole milk
- 1 can great northern beans, drained
- 2½ cups chopped chicken (I cook a whole chicken and chop up the meat and use the broth)
- 1 tsp each of cumin, chili, ground pepper
- ¾ tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup mexican shredded cheese
- toppings: sour cream, additional cheese, guacamole, bacon, onions, tomatoes, etc
- In a dutch oven, saute the onion in the olive oil (about 1 T). After about 3 minutes, add the garlic and the chilies.
- While that is cooking, mix together the corn, beans, soup, milk, and spices.
- Add that and the broth to the pan
- Let simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Add the chicken and let cook for about 10 more minutes
- Add the cheese, stir, and turn off the heat.
- Let your husband taste. Oh, wait, that's just for my home.