Cook's Country Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili

“Wow. This is a delicious chili, and I must confess you could leave out the chicken and still love it. Or substitute four bone-in split chicken breasts in place of the chicken thighs. Hominy is the secret ingredient in this recipe. The folks at Cook's Country recommend serving with diced avocado and lime wedges. Recipe courtesy of Cook's Country November/December 2009.”
READY IN:
4hrs 30mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Puree 1 can of beans, hominy, broth, and 3/4 tsp salt in blender until completely smooth.
  2. Pour into slow cooker.
  3. Brown chicken and pat dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking.
  5. Cook thighs, skin-side down, until skin is well-browned and fat has rendered, about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove and discard skin, then add thighs to slow cooker.
  7. Pour off all about 2 tablespoons fat from skillet.
  8. Cook onions, chiles, and 1/2 tsp salt until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
  9. Add garlic, cumin, and coriander and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  10. Transfer half of onion mixture to slow cooker and reserve remaining mixture in refrigerator.
  11. Add remaining beans to slow cooker.
  12. Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender, about 4 hours.
  13. Transfer chicken to bowl.
  14. When cool enough to handle, discard bones and shred chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  15. Stir in cilantro, pickled jalapenos, shredded chicken, and reserved onion mixture into slow cooker and let warm. Serve.

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