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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Soup Sunday- Creamy White Chili

Today's recipe also comes from Texas, this time from my sister-in-law Cindy.  It's was cold and rainy the day she made this for dinner. She served it with a salad and a hot loaf of crusty french bread. A perfect hearty meal for a cold winter evening.

She made this in her brand new soup pot. It is enamel over cast iron, which is perfect for soup and stew.  It is a Cooks brand pot from J.C. Penney's.  Le Creuset also makes a much more expensive version. I made a meal in this pot last night and it is really great to cook in.   I want to get one when I get home.

Creamy White Chili

1 pound skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½ inch cubes
1 medium white onion, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cans (15 ½ ounce) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 ½ ounce) chicken broth
2 cans (4 ounces) green chilies
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream
½ cup heavy whipping cream

In a large saucepan, sauté the chicken, onion and garlic powder in the oil until the chicken is no longer pink.  Add the beans, broth, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat; simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes.  Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream.

7 servings


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in DallasTexas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 159 members in 30 states. We also have members in AustraliaScotlandCanadaVietnamTurkeyFinland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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