Best Ever Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe

Creamy White Chicken Chili | In Honor of Design Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe

This is a long standing traditional favorite in my family during halloween week! Since it was my mother’s recipe, I have to vote that it is the best ever creamy white chicken chili recipe;) Such a good comfort food option that you can make in your crockpot or over stove top. 

1 lb. shredded cooked chicken (I sometimes use a rotisserie chicken for shortcuts)
6 c. chicken broth (homemade chicken broth is really nutrient rich!)
1/2 Onion chopped
1 Can Green Chiles
2 Garlic minced cloves
2 Cans Cannellini Beans
1/2 c. Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 c. Sour Cream
1 c. Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
Salt & Pepper
1/4 t. Cayenne Pepper
1/2 t. Cumin
1/4 t. Oregano

In a large sauce pot, simmer the chopped onion and shredded chicken until onions are clear.
Add minced garlic cloves and green chiles and saute a few more minutes. Salt and pepper.
Pour in chicken broth and canellini beans and seasonings. Bring to a low boil to let the flavors simmer as long as you prefer.
Stir in heavy cream, sour cream, and shredded cheese until melted.
Serve with a dash of oregano and pinch of shredded cheese on top.
Pass out from a food coma afterwards;)

I hope you enjoy this! Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section and I will be sure to reply!

P.S. For dessert how about Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies or Brown Bag Apple Pie? Might as well..;)

The other side of fear.

The other side of fear | Artwork by Jessica Keaela

I have been having trouble sleeping lately.

Anxiety, worry, doubt. It’s a triple beast. They can creep up and rule your life if you aren’t careful to battle them head on. And when any of these start to rear their ugly heads, I know something must be off kilter within me.

Fear can prevent your from loving without hesitation, it can prevent you from conquering old habits, it can prevent you from listening to your gut, and ultimately can rob you of some of the best things life has to offer. Joy, truth, authenticity…the fruits of a life of courage. I seek this with fervor, but don’t always win. 

Yesterday I read a first hand account from my friend caring for Ebola patients in Liberia. She knows day in and day out that her own life is at risk, but she CHOSE to serve. She chose to help the dying exit this life with someone by their side reminding them that they matter. She is a warrior in my eyes. She looks fear in the face and walks through it’s shadow to the other side of freedom. Freedom to LIVE as you were created to, and to LOVE without conditions.

I wanted to share this quote with you all that I stumbled on that has made it’s mark on me. I asked Jessica of Coco & Mingo to hand letter it for me as part of a series we are doing for The Brand Market. Isn’s she talented?! You can see the rest of the series here.

Have a fearless and mighty Wednesday friends. Why not?

x, Anna

The Brand Market Chicago

The Chicago Brand Market was by far my favorite location yet. All glass windows in Palm Court on Loyola Campus and a crisp autumn day to provide boat loads the natural light. It overlooked the water and campus which had breathtaking views. We also had such a positive group of women who came ready to learn and dive in to the content, but also ready to make big steps for their business. I am so thankful for another great experience in Chicago…

The Brand Market - Palm CourtAnna and Ari ari Brand Market - Mandy Rye Brand Market Speakers Jess Keys -Brand Market Leaf wall by A Splendid Occasion
The centerpieces, double sided backdrop, and table decor was done by the talented Tiffany of A Splendid Occasion. I wanted to take it all home!
Loyola Campus Chicago Matthew Hoffman Palm Court Loyola Campus Shadow Box Rentals
Vintage Furniture Set up thanks to Shadow Box Dreams. (Such a fun set up!) The fun geometric pillows were done by Tiny Prints.

Swag Bag Details Teacups by Rent Vintage
And Rent Vintage Chicago sent over china for us to use for coffee and lunch. (So cool of them!!)
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We had some really cool swag for each of our attendees thanks to these shops:
Lucy Darling
Rifle Paper Co.
Black Bird Letterpress:
Tiny Prints
oh, hello friend.
Chykalophia Design
By Luciana

And as always, my co-hosts were fantastic. I learned something new from each of them:
Matthew Hoffman You Are Beautiful Project, Hey Its Matthew Shop
Mandy Kellogg Rye – Shop Owner, Blogger – Waiting on Martha
Ari Krzyzek Graphic Designer – Chykalophia
Jess Keys – Marketing Manager – Dean Street Society, Fashion Editor – The Everygirl

Their advice, tips, and stories reminded my how unique each person’s success story is, and how each person’s definition of success is different from the next.

We are finishing out the year in Atlanta on November 8th. You can grab your spot here.

*All photos by my talented sister, Angela!