I’ve been making this chili for the last several years. I love it, especially when the weather starts getting cooler! Since it is not tomato based like a typical chili, it may seem less acidic to your palette. If you can’t tolerate jalapenos just leave them out and let everyone add their own when they are garnishing their bowls.- Lisa
1 cup cooked Great Northern beans
1 lb. organic chicken breasts
1 small onion, chopped
3 cups organic chicken broth
1 Tab. jalapeno pepper (to taste)
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tomato, chopped
4 oz. Monterey jack cheese (if desired for topping, or omit for dairy-free option)
1/4 cup cilantro
sour cream (omit for dairy-free option)
Soak beans overnight. In morning drain and rinse beans. Place beans, chicken, onion, chicken broth, jalapeno, cumin, oregano and garlic powder in the crockpot.
Cook on high 4 hours or on low 8 hours. Remove the chicken and shred up. Add back to your chili.
Serve with sour cream, chopped tomato, cheese and cilantro.
If you like a slightly thicker chili you can always take the lid off the crock pot the last 30 minutes or so and let it thicken up. Also, it is best to use a block of cheese and grate it yourself. Bagged grated cheese has several additional ingredients added to help keep the cheese from clumping up. Block cheese is just cheese. (You could also use a vegetable based cheese alternative for a dairy-free option.)
Many patients undergoing cancer treatment adjust their diets to be dairy free, mainly due to the potential risk of added hormones and preservatives that could be hidden in dairy products. My niece choose this route and came to enjoy the taste of a vegetable cheese alternative. She also eliminated milk from her diet and replaced it with almond or coconut milk, carrageenan free of course. (In the Bruce house, we use coconut milk for all our smoothies and as a creamer for our coffee.) Because my niece’s cancer was estrogen and progesterone positive, she still tries to maintain a dairy free, low sugar, organic meat diet. Again, do your research. Talk to a nutritionist that specializes in cancer prevention. There is great information out about the healing effects of nutrition for those with cancer (or those who suffer chronic disease).- Mary
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