chicken chili chili bang bang !

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

This is a white chicken chili. The kids and I watched the movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" after we ate our chili, that is how we named it! This is a very good comfort food chili. You can add more heat by adding more jalapeno peppers and including the veins and seeds! I printed my mild version here because most people don't like chili as spicy as I do. You can make it as hot as you like! My grandchildren love this chili and they like it with the corn, sometimes we have made it without the beans. I hope you try this chili and see just how good it is!

★★★★★ 1
serves 12 - 15 (depending on size of bowls)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken chili chili bang bang !

  • 3 lg
    potatoes (diced) and enough water to just cover them for boiling plus 2 more cups of water)
  • 3 stick
    celery (diced)
  • 1 lg
    onion (diced)
  • 1 lg
    green or yellow bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 lg
    red or orange bell pepper (diced)
  • 2 lg
    jalapeno peppers (deveined and deseeded minced fine for milder flavor or leave the veins and seeds for stronger flavor i sometime make a second batch with a lot more kick for the grown ups) (optional)
  • 3 clove
    garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter or olive oil (for saute of veggies)
  • 2 can
    cannellini beans (white kidney beans)
  • 1 can
    garbanzos, cooked
  • 2 can
    great northern beans
  • 1 1/2 lb
    cooked chicken of choice (i like breast meat)
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground cumin powder
  • 2 can
    (10 - 12 ounces) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can
    (10 - 12 ounces) cream of celery soup
  • 1 can
    (15 - 16 ounces) drained whole kernel corn (optional)

How To Make chicken chili chili bang bang !

  • diced potatoes
    Peel potatoes, dice them and put in large pot. Put in just enough water to cover and then add 2 cups more water. Bring to a boil and cook about 10 minutes or until tender.
  • 2
    Saute the celery in butter (or olive oil) for 5 minutes, then add the remaining veggies. Do not brown the veggies! Add a little water if needed to prevent browning. Add the veggies to the pan with the potatoes and water.
  • White kidney beans
    Add the beans and chicken. (Do not drain liquids from the cans! This is the only salt needed unless you choose to add more).
  • 4
    Add the soups and spices. Heat thoroughly about 8 minutes or so. If you like a thinner chili, feel free to add some water until you reach the desired consistancy.
  • 5
    *** You can follow this recipe or exchange or leave out ingredients you may not care for, but this will change the results a bit.