Apr 1, 2010

Chicken Chili

I better post this recipe since the warm weather is fast approaching – 75 degrees in Buffalo this weekend!  Yeah – finally!  I cannot wait to finally open the windows and get some fresh air in the house!  So it’s best that you bookmark this one for next fall, because I sense that some grilling recipes are coming soon and chili season is over!  But this chili would be worth the wait – it was the perfect blend of spices and seasonings.  Definitely going to be added to my chili repertoire!


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 cups chopped yellow onion (2-3 onions)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce, finely diced
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 (28 oz.) cans whole peeled tomatoes in puree, not drained
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans beans, drained and rinsed (I used 1 can black and 1 can pinto beans)

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with foil.  Place the chicken breasts on the foil, and season with salt and pepper.  Fold the foil over the chicken breasts to make a “packet”.  Roast 30-40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through (about 165 degrees internal temp).  Allow to cool enough to handle, then shred or chop into bite-sized pieces.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. 

3. Sauté the onions 10-15 minutes, or until tender and translucent. 

4. Add the garlic to the pot and sauté just until fragrant, about 1 minute. 

5. Mix in the chopped bell peppers, chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, cayenne, oregano, chipotle, and kosher salt.  Cook 5 more minutes. 

6. Using clean kitchen shears, cut the tomatoes in the open can roughly.  Add the tomatoes with the puree to the pot and bring the mixture to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.

7. Stir in the shredded chicken and the beans, and allow to simmer for another 20 minutes.

Source: Seen on Annie’s Eats who adapted from Pink Parsley Catering, originally from Barefoot Contessa Parties by Ina Garten

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1 comment:

  1. This looks delicious and healthy...lovely for a weekend lunch. I like it.