One of the awesome things I learned from the Eating Out of the Pantry Challenge is that you don't have to follow a recipe to the tee every time. If you have other things on hand that can be used as a substitute just try it, you never know how great it could be if you haven't tried. I decided to make a White Chili recipe that a friend gave me, but I did not have all that it called for so I decided to change it a little.
White Chili Recipe
1 tray of chicken breast diced (substituted with cut up sausage)
1 onion (did not use)
11/2 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbs oil
2 cans of Great Northern beans (drained & rinsed)
1 can chicken broth
2 cans chopped green chillis (used 2 cans Rotel)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cayenne pepper (i put 1/2 tsp when you came over) (did not use)
1 8oz container sour cream
1/2 c whipping cream (i used half and half) (used evaporated milk)
In a large sauce pan saute chicken, onion, garlic powder in oil. Sautee chicken till no longer pink. Add the beans, broth, chilis, and seasonings. Bring to a boil and reduce heat - simmer for 30 min. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream and half and half.
My husband loved it! We had it with rice, shredded cheese and cornbread too. It was perfect because it has gotten cold here in South Georgia! I can't wait to try the standard recipe next, especially since chicken is on sale this week! Thanks Eileen for the recipe! Have you been changing it up recently because of what you have on hand?