White Bean

The Back Story

-      Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a skillet over medium-to-high heat

-      Add onion, bacon, 2 sprigs of thyme and a bay leaf, and stir

-      Add white beans, two diced tomatillos and chicken stock, and let simmer

-      In a separate pot, heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil

-      Add garlic, 2 tablespoons of diced poblano peppers, three diced tomatillos, and let cook down

-      Add cumin, 2 sprigs of thyme

-      Using a fork, pull the chicken off the bone

-      Toss shredded chicken in olive oil, thyme, parsley, cheese and pepper

-      Place a charred jalapeno and chicken in a smoking glass jar

-      Using a handheld smoker, smoke chicken for 10 to 12 minutes

-      Add chicken to chili

-      Serve topped with avocado, parsley and cheese

Meet the Guest Stars
Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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