Saturday, June 20, 2015

Southwest Chicken Chili

Father's Day is tomorrow and it's time to celebrate all the Dads you know. 

My dad loved a good steak dinner, but today I've made another of his favorites...chili.  Dad loved a good bowl of chili topped with shredded cheddar cheese.  So hearty, comforting, and just plain good!  So let's make a down home, comfort food meal for Father's Day.

Today's chili is my quick and easy version, since it uses pantry items and/or leftovers such as pre-cooked chicken and canned ingredients.  It makes a ton of chili...enough to share with the entire family.  You can certainly halve the recipe to make less if you want.  

This isn't your standard beef chili though.  It is a delicious southwestern style chicken chili.  It's the bomb and I can hear my Dad saying "Baby, this is some damn good chili!"

This would also be the perfect game day meal.  Serve it with cornbread and you are all good to go.

Kitchen Tip:  This chili is quite hot.  You can adjust the spice to your liking by increasing or reducing the amount of chili flakes that you use.

Make a dish your dad will love and enjoy!  Happy Father's Day!!

Southwest Chicken Chili

serves 10

2 T canola oil
1 medium onion, small dice
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (16 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans (15 ounces each) chili beans, drained
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, with the juices
3 cups cooked chicken, cut in chunks
1 1/3 cups 2% milk
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 T chicken stock concentrate
1 bay leaf
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp onion powder,
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
salt & pepper to taste

Optional Toppings:  shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, avocado slices, jalapeno slices, sour cream

In a large pot, heat oil over a medium high heat. Add onion and cook about 7 minutes, until translucent and tender. Add garlic and stir cooking 1 minute.

Stir in remaining ingredients and bring it to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered about 15-20 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and serve.  Top with your favorite toppings.

1 comment:

  1. I also celebrated Father's Day with chili!! Yours looks amazing!



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