With the new year and wanting to try to eat better, I recently tried a new service. It's called $5 Meal Plans. For $5 a month, you receive menus and shopping lists for six main dishes a week (plus some extras). I really like it so far! Especially the shopping list. I don't buy everything, only items for those dishes that I plan to make (it's coded so you can figure out which items go with which recipes). I also love that the recipes are healthy, and they're not expensive. They say that each meal costs about $2 or less per person. (Note, I do NOT receive compensation for telling you about this. :))
The first menu item I tried making was the White Chicken Chili. I loved it! Here's my adaptation.
White Chicken Chili
Adapted from $5 Meal Plans
15 oz can Great Northern white beans (or make using dried beans by soaking ahead of time)
2 large boneless chicken breasts
1 small white onion (I used a sweet onion), chopped
4 oz can green chilies
4 cups chicken broth
1 tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup sour cream (I used light sour cream)
½ cup heavy cream or whole milk (I used light half-and-half)
Heat onions in soup pot in a little bit of olive oil until softened. (The original recipe has you start out by just dumping most of the ingredients into the pot. But I always like to cook my onions a little first.)
Add the chicken, broth, chilies, and spices. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
Use two forks to shred the meat. I pulled out the chicken to do this so I wouldn't splatter hot broth all over the place.
This was so simple and delicious! I've also made an amazing Thai Curry Salmon. I think I'm going to really enjoy $5 Meal Plans!