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White Chicken Chili with Kerrygold Aged Cheddar Cheese main dish Recipe

White Chicken Chili with Kerrygold Aged Cheddar Cheese

What better way to warm up on a cold day than with a hot bowl of chili? Our white chili combines Southwestern spices and Irish cheese in a festive melding of flavors perfect for an easy weeknight meal.

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 onion (about 8 oz), peeled and diced
1 yellow bell pepper (8 oz), stemmed, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeño chile
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 can (15 oz) cream-style corn
1 can (7 oz) diced mild green chiles
2 cups whole milk
1 can (15 oz) navy beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
Salt and pepper
1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded Kerrygold Aged Cheddar Cheese (3 to 4 1/2 oz)

In a large pan, combine oil, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño chile. Stir often over high heat until onion is limp, 3 to 4 minutes. Add cumin, corn, green chiles, milk, and beans. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, to blend flavors, about 10 minutes. Stir in chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the Kerrygold Aged Cheddar Cheese and serve immediately.

Additional Ideas:
For the shredded chicken, use leftover roast chicken, or rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. Or season two chicken breast halves with salt and microwave, covered, until juices are clear when chicken is pierced with a fork. Do not overcook.

Accompany chili with warm, buttered corn tortillas and a crisp green salad. Provide additional toppings such as chopped cilantro and sliced green onion, if desired. For a warming snack after an ice skating party or other outdoor activity, serve chili in mugs with spoons. Set out a basket of crackers and a crock of Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter.

Makes 4 servings.