Hurricane Ridge Chicken Chili – Large

$ 6.95

Product Description

This soup is everything you could want in a chicken chili, soft white beans, a decadent broth and lots of bell peppers.

Large Soup Directions, For Small Soups Cut Measurements in Half

You will need:
1 or 2 cups Fresh or Canned Chicken cubed
1 or 2 cups canned or frozen corn (optional)
1/4 cup green chilies (optional)

Package Includes: Bean Mixture
1 Spice Packet
1 Chicken Base

Directions: Sort and rinse beans. In a 3 quart saucepan add 8 cups water and bean mixture. Cover and bring to boil, reduce heat and let simmer until beans soften, about 1 hour. Add spice packet, chicken base and your choice of cooked chicken. Simmer another 30 minutes or until beans are completely soft. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve. Optional, top with grated cheese or sour cream.

Crockpot Directions:Add water, the entire soup mix and precooked meat to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours (minimum) to 10 hours (maximum). Cook on high for 3 1/2 hours (minimum) to 6 (maximum). Enjoy!

Instant Pot Directions: Reduce water by 1 cup. Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot, lock the lid and seal the valve, set to Soup Mode, or High Pressure. Cook for 30 minutes, allow the pressure to release naturally or manually let the steam off. Enjoy!

Cooking Variations: Substitute ground pork or ground turkey in place of chicken. Reduce sodium by limiting the amount of chicken base (yellow packet) used.
Vegetarian: Leave out yellow packet of chicken base, add 15-oz. vegetable broth and reduce water by two cups. If desired add meat substitute.
Reduce sodium by limiting the amount of chicken base (yellow packet) used.

Bean Hints & Nutrition:
Beans should always be sorted, cleaned and washed to remove any small rocks, etc.
The USDA recommends that adults eat three cups of beans per week for the maximum health benefit. Beans are naturally low in total fat, contain no saturated fat or cholesterol and are an excellent source of protein, calcium, iron, folic acid, and potassium.
Why Beans May Cause Discomfort:
Beans are high in fiber and complex sugars that our bodies have to work hard to digest which may cause intestinal gas.
To reduce cooking time and intestinal gas soak the beans six to 12 hours ahead of cooking to help dissolve the complex sugars. Drain and replace the soaking water as frequently as possible. Over time increase the amount of beans you eat to help your body adapt.

Tidbits of History

After the Lewis and Clark expedition explored the Pacific Northwest, trappers started to rapidly relocate west in search of precious pelts. Many of the trappers made friends with the natives and traded knives, pots, and other simple luxuries for the precious furs that the trappers desired. To communicate the trappers and the natives created their own pidgin, a grammatically simplified form of language; they created what we now know as Chinook Jargon. Lemolo originates from the French word “le marron,” which means runaway slave. Since the natives could not pronounce the letter “r” a new word was formed, “Lemolo.”

Even though France never occupied the Pacific Northwest, and only two French ships ever visited its shores, French is the most prominent non-native language to have influenced Chinook Jargon. The reason behind this strange occurrence hinges on the Métis people. The Métis people are a group of half Native Americans and half Europeans that formed in Canada as the result of traders marrying Native women. The French-owned North West Company encouraged men to marry Natives, whereas English companies discouraged it, therefore most of the Métis people are of French descent.

Later the Métis became the main trappers in the Northwest because they could speak both European and Native American languages as well as easily cross cultural lines.

Today many jargon words have made their way into our everyday speech. Some words that are from Jargon are hooch, potluck and saltchuck; Chinook Jargon left even more of a legacy in its geographical names. Across Oregon, Washington and British Columbia there are hundreds of towns, rivers, mountains and highways with names that originate from Chinook Jargon including Tumwater, Skookum, Muckamuck and Lemolo. Many places in Washington and Oregon have adopted this name as their own including a small community in Liberty Bay Washington where the Suquamish Indians lived almost 15,000 years ago, and a pristine lake resort in Southwest Oregon’s Umpqua National Forest.


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