First check out this idea from Grocery Cart Challenge for an inexpensive way to use dry beans in your recipes, and have them on hand when you need them. I never think ahead enough to soak beans overnight. This is a great idea that I am going to try. Also, check out the other recipies on Grocery Cart Challenge
White Chicken Chili
1 lb. chicken pieces (whatever kind you prefer), or 1 can canned chicken
1 med. onion, chopped or 1 T. dried onion
1 1/2 t. garlic powder
1 T. olive oil
2 15 oz. cans Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
1 can green chillies
1 can chicken broth
1 t. salt
1 t. cumin (very important)
1/2 t. pepper
1/4 t. cayenne pepper (use according to your families taste)
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. whipping cream
Saute chicken, onion and garlic powder in oil until cooked. I use canned chicken to save time, and I still cook it with the oil, onion, and onion powder, to give it a bit of flavor.
Add beans, broth, chili's and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and add sour cream and whipping cream.
Serve with crackers and a yummy bread. Once you taste this you will never eat red chili again. I might add here that this kind of chili doesn't have the side effects that red bean chili does. Sorry to go there, but I just wanted to add that little tidbit of information.