I’m so excited! I found something new today that I didn’t even know existed! It’s these little things….
Who knew? And look how cute.
Just little bitty tiny squares of hot yumminess. Precious. My husband hates hot – but ssshhh don’t tell him this….there’s one in his dinner tonight.
This recipe is a little bit of a spin on white chili with your typical accompaniments.
1 pound chicken, cooked and chopped or shredded
2 cans white beans (I used one can of white beans and one can Great Northern)
1 onion, chopped (If you would like a wonderful step-by-step of how to chop an onion go here. )
1 4 oz can chopped green chiles
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp cumin
1 crumbled Knorr chipotle cube (I actually used about 3/4 of one to make sure it wasn’t too spicy, and it definitely wasn’t)
Approximately 2 1/2-3 cups chicken broth
1 can petite-diced tomatoes
1 Block Monterey Jack cheese, shredded. (You can throw some in the chili while it’s simmering just for fun; but save most of it for topping it off later.)
Over medium-high heat, coat the bottom of a dutch oven with olive oil. When the oil is shimmering, add the chopped onions. Saute for a few minutes until a little transluscent; add the garlic and saute till fragrant. Add chicken and the rest of the ingredients; bring to a boil and then turn the heat down, cover and simmer for about 35-40 minutes.
For the Lime Cream:
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 lime, juiced
Combine the two about an hour before serving; chill.
For the Baby Cakes (Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food):
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
11 oz can shoepeg corn
1/3 cup whole milk
1 large egg
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp sugar
Preheat oven to 400. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. This is my baby girl who’s 11 going on 20. Isn’t she the cutest?
……then pose with it. Again, cute, right?
Now use a cupcake pan or a square bar pan (like I did), evenly distribute 12 baby cakes. Bake for 10-12 minutes until slightly golden around the edges and the knife test is clean.