WHEN I STARTED FORK AND HOSE CO. , IT WAS A WAY FOR ME TO SHARE MY FIREHOUSE RECIPES. AND THAT QUICKLY GREW INTO ME SHARING RECIPES AND MEALS FROM FIREHOUSES ALL OVER THE WORLD. AND WHILE WE DON'T SAY NO TO SHARING ANY PARTICULAR KIND OF DISHES, YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED WE HAVE LIKE TO FEATURE AS MANY HEALTHY MEALS AS POSSIBLE. THIS IS WHY OUR FRIENDSHIPS WITH 555 FITNESS AND THE FIREFIGHTER THROWDOWN SEEM SO NATURAL, BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE A GOAL AND THAT GOAL IS FOR A HEALTHIER FIRE SERVICE. WE ARE ALL HUMAN AND NONE OF US ARE PERFECT BUT IF IT MEANS WE CAN HELP ONE CREW A DAY OR EVEN ONE FIREFIGHTER A DAY GET A LITTLE MORE FIT FOR THE JOB AND HIS FAMILY, THEN "WE DON' GOOD". AND WHEN I RECENTLY RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM CAPTAIN OF A SMALL DEPARTMENT, I KNEW WE WERE ON OUR WAY....OH, I SHOULD PROBABLY MENTION HE IS A FORK AND HOSE CO. CONTRIBUTOR, 555 FITNESS SUPPORTER AND FIREFIGHTER THROWDOWN COMPETITOR!
A little expert from the email from Captain Brandon Rollins...
WHITE CHICKEN CHILI
2 LBS. BONELESS, SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS, THIGHS OR MIX
1 LARGE YELLOW ONION, diced
2 CELERY STALKS, diced
1 ANAHEIM grilled, skinned and diced
1 POBLANO PEPPER grilled, skinned, and diced
2 CLOVES GARLIC, minced
2 TSP. CUMIN
1 1/2 to 2 TSP. KOSHER SALT
1/2 TSP. CORIANDER
1/2 TSP. DRIED OREGANO
1 BAY LEAF
3 CUPS LOW SODIUM CHICKEN BROTH
1 13.5 OZ. CAN OF CANNELLINI BEAN OR NAVY BEAN, drained and rinsed
1 CUP FROZEN CORN
Put the chicken, onions, celery, green chili peppers (hopefully someone didn't destroy these on the grill) , garlic, cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, coriander, oregano, and bay leaf in a 6-quart (or larger) slow cooker. Get everything nice and mixed up and then rest the chicken on top of your vegetables. Pour the chicken stock over top, covering the chicken and vegetables by an inch or so.
Cook for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
About 30 minutes before the end of cooking, remove the lid of the slow cooker and add the beans and corn. Do a taste test here, add anything you might think is missing.
Lift the chicken from the slow cooker and shred it into large, bite-sized pieces with two forks. Stir the chicken back into the chili
One of our firefighters got creative and decided to make a piping bag out of a ziplock baggy, they piped sour cream on top and then we finalized the dish with a bit of fresh cilantro.