4 bone-in chicken breast halves (14 ounces each)
2 medium onions, chopped
2 medium green peppers, chopped
1 cup pickled jalapeno slices
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
2 jars (16 ounces each) salsa verde
2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) navy beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
Optional toppings: shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream and crushed tortilla chips
1 Place the chicken, onions, peppers, jalapenos and chilies in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Pour salsa over top. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or until chicken is tender.
2 Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred chicken with two forks, discarding skin and bones; return meat to slow cooker. Stir in the beans, sour cream and cilantro; heat through. Serve with toppings of your choice.
Freeze option: Before adding sour cream, cilantro and toppings, cool chili. Freeze chili in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Stir in sour cream and cilantro. Serve with toppings if desired.
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours
Makes 10 servings (3-1/2 quarts)
1-1/3 cups (calculated without optional toppings): 320 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 1187mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 32g protein.