Wednesday, February 12, 2014

White Chicken Chili with Cornbread Dumplings

So, I have tons of great news to share with y'all today. First there is this wonderfully warm and tummy-tempting chili with cornbread dumplings...but I have even more for ya! 
There is a Lodge Cast Iron and Martha White giveaway too (scroll down to the bottom of this post to learn more and enter).  And if that news wasn't enough, then check this out. Yours truly is going to be a judge at this year's National Cornbread Cook-Off at The National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. Say what? I know, right? How excited and honored was I when they asked me to be a part of this super fun event?! Me and cornbread is like peas and carrots. I'm going to be there with my very good buddy, Stacey from Southern Bite and Christy from Southern Plate.  We are birds of a feather and we are flocking!
Have any of y'all ever been to the National Cornbread Festival? This will be my first time going but I just cannot even tell you how thrilled I am to be attending. Now, I always say that I ain't got no right to judge anyone about anything. But ya know, the National Cornbread Cook-Off  has to be won by someone. And well, someone has to decide which dish has to be tops, right?
Image courtesy of Martha White
Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron are sponsors of The National Cornbread Cook-Off.  Think you have a winning recipe?  I know many of y'all who I regularly chat with on here are some pretty amazing and creative cooks. And I sure would love to see y'all representing! The first place recipe could win you $5,000 and a Stainless Steel Gas range (a $3250 value)!
Image courtesy of Martha White
  Basically, how it works is, you submit your recipe at Martha White.com and if your recipe is chosen as one of the finalists, then you get to come to The National Cornbread Festival on April 26th and 27th for the final judging. You can enter a recipe and learn more at Martha White
This was last year's winning recipe. Roasted Poblano Chicken Posole with Floating Corn Cake Islands from Lorie Roach.  I had a chance to try this recipe last summer when I was visiting the good folks at Martha White. Wow! I mean, wow! I have never had anything like this. Ever. I can see why it was the winning recipe. It is amazing!  
Image courtesy of Martha White
So today, I'm sharing a recipe that is inspired by the Cornbread Cook-Off.  In fact, a bunch of us food bloggers got together and we are doing a virtual potluck to celebrate The National Cornbread Cook-Off!  All these food bloggers below took on the fun challenge of creating recipes just like Cook-Off contestants. Except we can't enter our recipes. But YOU can enter yours!  I would love to see you there! So get on over there and enter to win!

Here is a listing of all the other food blogger's recipes being shared today. I hope you'll check them out and maybe be introduced to a few new food bloggers that you will love. 
Southern Bite: Mom's Mexican Cornbread
Southern Plate: Red Beans and Cornbread
Southern Pantry: Monte Cristo Cornbread Skillet

So now, let's get to this chili, huh?
Chili and Cornbread, they just go together. A match made in heaven. 

Ingredients:
For Chili:
1 (32 oz.) container chicken broth
1 cup water
1/2 cup onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. chicken tenders
1 packet Taco seasoning
1 (15 oz.) can white beans (northern or canellini), drained
1 (15 oz.) can yellow or white corn, undrained
1 can Cream of Chicken soup (undiluted)
1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chiles

For Cornbread Dumplings (see note below):
1 packet  Martha White sweet corn muffin mix
1/4 cup green onions, sliced finely
1 egg
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese

Directions:
In a large pot, over medium-high heat, add in chicken stock, water, diced onions, garlic and chicken tenders. 
Cover and cook chicken until done (about 15-20 minutes).
Usually while my chicken is cooking, I start opening cans and draining the beans.
Take chicken out and shred using two forks or your stand mixer.
To the pot, add in taco seasoning, white beans, corn, cream of chicken soup and green chiles.
Stir, then add in shredded chicken. Stir again.
Cover and cook on medium while you are making the dumplings.
In a medium bowl, combine corn muffin mix with green onions, egg, sour cream and cheese. 
 Combine well until a stiff dough forms.
*Note: You are not going to use all this dough for the dumplings. We only need half of this batter. You could certainly use it all but it depends on how many dumplings you want. If you make the full batch, you will need to add additional chicken broth to your chili because these dumplings will soak up some liquid.  You can use the other half of the dumpling batter to make mini muffins to serve with this or freeze it for later use. 

Drop the dumplings (using only half the mixture) by the teaspoonful into the pot. 
Cover and allow dumplings to steam for about 10-12 minutes. They will puff up. To test if they are done, poke a toothpick inside one. If it comes out clean (with no batter on it), they are ready.
Spoon into a bowl and serve. 
Now, I think it is a must to serve this with some sour cream and shredded cheese on top.
  The sour cream just adds such great flavor to this. 
Note: These dumplings would also go beautifully with my Crock Pot Chili!
Enjoy!


***GIVEAWAY!!***
Enter to win a 5-Stick Corn Stick Lodge Cast Iron Pan and 3 Packets (of the winner's choosing) of Martha White Cornbread Mix!! I really want one of those Corn Stick pans!

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139 comments :

Marsha Baker said...

I definitely prefer sweet cornbread.

Marsha Baker said...

Brandie...What an exciting and wonderful post. LOVE these recipes...and how fun you get to be a judge. AWESOME!!!

Pam Gurganus said...

I prefer my cornbread unsweetened with corn, green chiles, onion and cheddar!

Kay Little said...

We like our cornbread sweet and made with buttermilk!

Lisa Morgan said...

My Granny taught me that cornbread does not have sugar. Cake has sugar.

Stacey @ SouthernBite.com said...

Oh my gravy, Brandie! This looks amazing! Adding it to my list now!

Jackie@Syrup And Biscuits said...

Brandie,
Gosh....could you make you dish anymore comforting and inviting? I don't think so. Looks wonderful! I enjoyed participating in this potluck with you.

Jamie RIncker said...

I prefer sweet.

fourkidsmom said...

just a tiny bit sweet.

libby rouse said...

I like sweet cornbread

Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

I really like cornbread both ways. How I prepare it varies depending on who will be enjoying it with me!

Joyce Lambert said...

I definitely prefer sweet cornbread.

Basiljen said...

I like it sweet - with butter and honey!

Deborah P said...

I love SWEET cornbread!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim Kenny said...

No sugar in our cornbread! But some cheddar & jalapenos are a must!

Jenn said...

I absolutely love my cornbread sweetened. Thank you so much for running this contest. I would love the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Love cornbread, no sugar! I have my mother's,grandmother's and great grandmother's {Lodge} skillets and plan to pass them on to my daughter & daughter in law.
Would love to win any of these products.

Sarah G said...

I love both ... u just cannot go wrong with either

Anonymous said...

I love unsweet cornbread.
Shirley at somewheresewin@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

Brandie, that looks filling and delicious. I simply love cornbread dumplings, so good! Great recipe! ~ Melissa

Susan Turner said...

I like it any old way it comes which is maybe why I'm fat! LOL

Anonymous said...

no sugar in this girl's cornbread!Sugar makes it dessert! marthajane1@hotmail.com

Kari Shifflett said...

Gotta say I like mine cornbread savory, not sweet!

MaryB said...

I like both kinds but my hubby definitely prefers the sweetened kind so that is usually what I make.

Laura said...

I like mine Sweet.

Susan said...

I always put just a tad of sugar in mine. Thanks for chance to win.

Maria W. said...

I prefer it sweetened. Thanks for this nice giveaway!

mrsmgmmattman said...

I love sweet corn bread

Jenni Campbell said...

I ALWAYS make my cornbread with just the right amount of honey, diced jalapenos, and a spoonful of mayonnaise... I get constant compliments!

Alison @ Under the Big Oak Tree said...

Sweet Cornbread is my favorite!
For years, I didn't think I liked cornbread until I discovered sweet cornbread!

labbie1 said...

Depends on what I am serving but generally I prefer a savory cornbread! Yummmm...

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway and all of the wonderful recipes!

Tammigirl said...

I love it both ways - just depends on what mood I am in and what I'm eating with the cornbread. Baked in a cast iron skillet? Unsweetened.

mom2o2000 said...

Definately sweet!

Terry said...

No sweet cornbread for us!...but we always use buttermilk when making Egg Bread.

Tami Stapleton said...

I like both sweet and not sweet cornbread~ I especially like the kind my Mama used to make in a cast iron skillet!

john hutchens said...

I like cornbread that is not sweet

KEVIN KRIER said...

i like my cornbread sweet & some times with a touch of cinnamon

Sylvia A Reimers said...

I like mine both sweet and non sweet. I just love cornbread!

Debbie Caraballo said...

I LOVE sweet cornbread! I actually wasn't a fan of cornbread as a kid, because my grandma made it from scratch and it wasn't sweet. The first time I tasted sweet cornbread, I was hooked!
Thanks for a great giveaway...
Deb

Robin DeMaio said...

Hey Brandie what can I use instead of canned cream of chicken soup? I use my own broth/stock and don't like to cook with canned soups...
thanks!

Sandy Knapp said...

Being born and raised on the South my cornbread is sweet..kinda like yellow cake! :-)

Dena Martin said...

I like the natural sweetness of the corn meal. I don't add any extra sugar, but I do add onions. Yum yum!

Anonymous said...

Karen Oliver I love cornbread both ways. This is a great opportunity. Thanks.

Joy Ballard said...

Both ways! All day!

Patricia Hawn said...

I love cornbread. I just don't like cleaning up after it.

Julie said...

love it both way
thanks
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Anonymous said...

I love cornbread!!!! It does'nt matter as long as its smothered in BUTTER!!!! Renee Amicon

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love sweet cornbread!

Bonnie R S said...

I like both. Generally like sweet in corn casserole or similar recipes and savory with chili and country cooking.

Anonymous said...

slightly SWEET

Tina said...

I love both sweet and unsweetened! Love cornbread!

Obscure Wordsmith said...

I like both but it generally depends on what I am serving it with, If I am going to be eating it alone I will add a little sugar to sweeten it up a notch.

Anonymous said...

sweet with lots of butter

zaharabeauty said...

I love sweet corn bread, especially when canned corn is added!

Jeannette Harnish said...

Sweet corn bread

Anonymous said...

I like my cornbread unsweetened.

janceel@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Definitely sweet!

Anonymous said...

I like mine sweet!
Connie Pruitt
pianoman2010@hughes.net

JoeAnn T said...

I love cornbread when it is sweet. Sometimes I add corn to it. My family loves it both ways

kpreng said...

I like both - depending on what we're having with it - but sweet always gets me;)

Colleen Osborn said...

In my family cornbread is unsweetened but when sweetened it is called johnny cake. I can eat it both ways.

Andrea said...

I like my cornbread a little bit sweet. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
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Kris Philpot said...

Usually I prefer my cornbread sweet but that of course depends on what else is on the menu.

c_lengyel said...

I like my cornbread sweet!

marymitten said...

I haven't met a pan of cornbread sweet or not that I did not just love! Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest!

Donna Jones said...

I prefer mine semi sweet!

Susan said...

I'm a Midwestern girl raised on slightly sweet cornbread. Oh, and the cornbread has to go alongside a big pot of navy beans and ham and a side of fried potatoes. One of my Daddy's favorite meals!

Anonymous said...

I grew up eating ham & beans with delicious cornbread that my grandma made. She was a southern gal and never used a recipe for anything she made. She was a dumper. I am too but never can get it dumped like she did. Anyway we ate our cornbread soaked in ice cold milk. The only way to eat it!

Rustown Mom said...

I like cornbread all kinds of ways - sweet is my fav, tho. Especially slathered with butter and toasted up for breakfast the next morning with jam. Sooo good!

Georgette Helton said...

I like anythng but sweet in my cornbread

Leslie said...

I've been meaning to make some cornbread dumpling in my chili, and your recipe looks delicious--as always! Cornbread is somewhat of a staple in my family!! I grew up with the country buttermilk kind. :)
Blessings,
Leslie

Cindy said...

We like our cornbread somewhere in the middle ... a touch of honey is good, or serve it with some good, whipped honey butter.

Doreen said...

I prefer sweet cornbread. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jewel said...

I like my cornbread both ways...It depends on what I am eating it with.

Terri Hughes said...

Unsweetened

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I love a little of both! Usually sweet cornbread with my beans, but unsweetened with fried potatoes and pork chops.

Susan Broughton said...

I like cornbread any way I can get it! lol! But I usually put a small amount of sugar in mine but you really can't taste it.

Anonymous said...

I love the cornbread a little sweet and it is great cooked in a cast iron skillet.

Marianne said...

I love both sweet and unsweetened cornbread :-) I enjoy several recipes featuring both :-) Thanks so much for the chance to win :-)

Kathy Ennis said...

I definitely love sweetened cornbread.

Dolly said...

I love Lodge cookware! I have a wok that is my fave! Cornbread a given baked in cast iron pans!

sharonjo said...

I like sweet cornbread. Thank you!
sharonjo at gwtc dot net

Tess said...

I like both!! I mean what's not to like??? It's bread... right?? YUM!! :)

Caroline Hawley said...

Sweet cornbread - always nice to go back to basics

Anonymous said...

Mostly unsweetened cornbread. My Mom didn't put any sugar in her cornbread, I like about a Tbsp. marciasnapp@comcast.net

Splinters and Threads said...

Mostly sweet....sometimes with jalapeno, sometimes with corn in it.

Cathi said...

I love my cornbread sweet with a little spicy kick!!!

Anonymous said...

Love sweet cornbread with ham hocks and blackeyed peas! Good ole southern tradition!

Anonymous said...

Love cornbread both ways!

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Tina {Mommy's Kitchen} said...

Awesome Job Brandie!!! I love me some dumplings, so these cornbread ones sound perfect. I don't have a white chicken chili recipe on my blog either, so I can't wait to try it.

Ashley said...

I love my cornbread coarse and not sweet!

robin said...

I like my cornbread sweet!

Lorie said...

Great job, Brandie! Looks totally yummy!

Anonymous said...

I like both depends on what Im eating and my mood! Linda W frogz60@hotmail.com

Kathy Lane said...

It depends what I'm eating my cornbread with.I like it unsweet with soup beans,and sweet with my chili.

Anonymous said...

I prefer sweet cornbread, but I still love the cornbread from Cracker Barrel.

Eileen Fain said...

Oh definitely sweet especially with honey drizzled on it!!

Tammie M. said...

Unsweet cornbread is the bomb!

Unknown said...

Sweet

Christina said...

I like my cornbread sweet but my husband likes it plain so I ALWAYS have my honey bear on the table on cornbread nights!

Lisa S. said...

sweet!

Carolina HeartStrings said...

Great giveaway. I like it just a teeny bit sweet.

Tina Buchberger-Oase said...

Love it sweet with honey dripping off

Cathy Utgard said...

I love Cornbread any way I can get it!!

Sweet/Unsweet/Pan/Sticks.....Yummy Yummy Yum!

Laura said...

I prefer it sweet and the chili looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

I like my cornbread unsweetened but I like my corn muffins sweet!

Anonymous said...

I love my cornbread with onions and green peppers and chopped chili peppers. It is simply great with anything.

Elizabeth Pantry Dreams said...

I love unsweet with lots of chiles and cheese!

Debra Davis said...

We eat sweetened cornbread with most dishes. The savory corn, green chili and cheese version is good too!
Has anyone heard of hot water cornbread?

TakeMeThereTotes said...

I made the Chicken Chili tonight. I had ground chicken and cream of mushroom soup. It was quick and good. I will try the cornbread another time. Thank you for the recipe because I was really searching for something good and quick for dinner.

Cherylle in CA said...

Unsweetened is the one for me!

Anonymous said...

Brownie

I love sweet cornbread! Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda V said...

Love sweet cornbread!

Anne H said...

Both! And half my family like sweet, while the other half likes unsweet.

Angela A said...

I'm from southern Kentucky and sweet cornbread just ain't right. The only time we eat sweet cornbread is if its mixed into a recipe or we are at someones house that don't know how to cook the real thing! LOL Sorry to all of you sweet cornbread eaters!

StillyBee said...

Thx for the recipe!!

Marcia Reidmiller said...

Sweet Cornbread!!!

Marcia Reidmiller said...

Sweet Cornbread for us!

Rebecca S said...

Love Sweet Cornbread!

keshakeke said...

I love my cornbread sweet!

Gloria said...

I like my cornbread mostly sweet.
I never thought to make dumplings with cornbread .... have to do this tomorrow for sure.
gm3@shaw.ca

Cindy Pilkington said...

I prefer mine not sweet especially when eating it with veggies and greens.

Wistroll said...

I like it sweet.

Sunnie said...

I like it plain, sometimes spicy.
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Roxanne Ponn said...

I love sweet cornbread :))

Anonymous said...

I like mine un sweet.

Anonymous said...

I prefer un-sweetened cornbread. I may put honey on it (with butter, of course) but I never add sugar to the batter. Just sayin'! ha! ha!
--Kaye Martin

Krista said...

I love my cornbread savory with sweet added with honey!

Krista said...

I love my cornbread savory with sweet added with honey!

evil stepmother said...

I love sweet cornbread, but my husband does not. So we compromise, and alternate between the two.

Libby said...

I like it both ways...but i think my favorite is with a little sugar.

JackieToo said...

Unsweetened!

Tammie said...

I tried this recipe and we loved it. I should have made a double batch because there just wasn't enough of it. I have tried countless recipes for cornbread but always go back to using Jiffy Cornbread Mix, if I could find a recipe that tastes like it I would be one happy camper. Thanks for the recipe.

Kari Lindsay said...

Yuuum, I am adding these dumplings to every chili that I make from now on!

Kelly said...

Brandie I just made your White Chicken Chili with Cornbread Dumplins!! Omg so good!!!! Will def be making it again!! Havent met one of your recipes I havent loved yet lol!! Thank you for sharing them!!

Carissa said...

I'm so excited to make this -- and keep "visiting" the recipe on my iPad -- and will do so this week but Martha White isn't a mix my grocery stores in Southern California carry. I've always used the small box of Jiffy, which requires a bit of milk and some eggs, and makes an 8" skillet. Is that comparable to Martha White mix/would that work as a substitute? Many thanks!!

Kandy said...

I only have access to the boxes of Jiffy Cornbread. Am wondering what the size of your packet is. Concerned I may have too much mix. This recipe looks great and I want to make it soon. Thank you!

bluegrassbrideblog said...

Wow! This is some fantastic and super easy chili. It tastes like I've had it cooking all day, and was ready in less than an hour from start to finish. The only change I made was to not use sweet cornbread mix, because while I do like sweet cornbread, I thought savory cornbread would appeal to my family better. t think it would be good with sweet dumplings, to even without the dumplings too. Fantastic! Thanks! I'll be adding this into rotation, and even making some to freeze.

Anonymous said...

Since I was born and raised in the South,I like my cornbread unsweetened. Sometimes smothered in butter, sometimes with Lord's cracklings. But most times plain ole cornbread with a pot of veg. soup, pot of pinto beans or pot of chilli