White Chicken Chili with Bacon Corn Muffins

White Chicken Chili with Bacon Corn Muffins

The birth of a new child is usually heralded by the delivery of clothes, bibs, and other soft pastel things. In my experience, what most moms really need during those early weeks is a hot meal and long shower, not another outfit to wash and put away. It’s not that I didn’t love getting adorable clothes and blankets for my kids, but I wasn’t able to appreciate them for a couple months. I had to wait for life to settle back into a routine and for sleep lasting longer than two hours at a stretch. Since I can’t help out with the long shower, I try to deliver a home-cooked meal for my friends with new babies.

Ingredients

  • The birth of a new child is usually heralded by the delivery of clothes, bibs, and other soft pastel things. In my experience, what most moms really need during those early weeks is a hot meal and long shower, not another outfit to wash and put away. It’s not that I didn’t love getting adorable clothes and blankets for my kids, but I wasn’t able to appreciate them for a couple months. I had to wait for life to settle back into a routine and for sleep lasting longer than two hours at a stretch. Since I can’t help out with the long shower, I try to deliver a home-cooked meal for my friends with new babies.
  • White Chicken Chili
  • adapted from my cousin Bridget’s recipe
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lb/680 g), diced into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 x 14 oz (400 g) can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 x 4 oz (110 g) can diced green chilies
  • 14 oz (400 ml) chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 8 oz (225 g) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) half and half (or whipping cream)
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