Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chicken Chili

There was a time, making dinner meant heating up a frozen pizza.  The days of being young and single.
But then...

I met this guy.  This guy who would eventually become my husband.  If they way to a man's heart is through his stomach, frozen pizzas were definitely not going to win him over.

What did end up winning him over?  Chicken chili so thick, so delicious and so belly warming, he obviously could no longer resist my charms.

The ingredients in this hearty chili are:

(2) Tbsp of olive oil
(3) Tbsp of cumin
(1) large onion, chopped
(5) cloves of garlic
(1) green bell pepper, chopped
2 lbs of chicken, cubed
(2) tsp of chili powder
(1) tsp of oregano
(1) bay leaf
(2) cans of diced tomatoes
(2) 4 oz cans of green chilies, chopped
2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
(2) cans of kidney beans, drained and rinsed.

Directions to make this delicious chili:

Heat olive oil and cumin in a big chili pot for about 1-2 minutes, over medium heat.  Add onions, garlic, and green pepper.  Stir and cook for another 10 minutes, giving your vegetables time to saute. 

Season your cubed chicken with chili powder.  Add your seasoned chicken, along with oregano and 1 bay leaf to the pot.  Cook for about another 10 minutes.  Add diced tomatoes, green chilies and stir to combine.  Cook another 5-10 minutes.  Add chicken stock, kidney beans and season with salt.

Simmer your delicious chili concoction for at least 2 hours.  I like to make this a day in advance, letting it sit overnight so the flavors have time to really come together.  If you decide to do the same, let it simmer on the stove for another hour or two the next day.

Top it with some cilantro, sour cream and cheese...

And, enjoy it with some chips.

Bon appetite. 


  1. Oh, my! This looks so yummy! Perfect for a warm day... ;) Hope you're having a wonderful new year!

  2. I'm usually against all things chilli but I'm suck a big fan of chicken you might just have me converted. Looks yummy!

    1. You'll have to let me know if I do end up converting you :)

  3. YUM! I'll have to add this to my next menu plan! I know Mr.Hooah will love this!

  4. MMM MMM MMM!! Think this is definitely something I need to make. Nothing better than a nice bowl of chili on a cold winter's night.

  5. yum!! I will be getting out the fritos :) (the healthy alternative to crackers)

  6. Yummy, perfect for the cold days we have been having.

  7. I've never made chili with chicken but this looks so good I'm pinning. Thanks!

    1. Thank you so much Maureen. It's belly warming and delicious.

  8. This looks delicious, Amy! I love chili, and haven't ever had chicken chili before. Pinning!

  9. Yum, see all these how to catch A man should just say learn to cook!

  10. I have not made chicken chili in a long time! Looks great!

  11. If this is anything like your Belly Warming Beef Stew...it's going to be fabulous!

  12. Sounds delicious! I'm sure it is the perfect thing to have during your frigid weather up there.

  13. just a bite, please?! filing this one away to try ... i love all the spices in this and may add a little heat to it!

  14. Today is chili day here, I'll look over this recipe - mine could use a shake up!

  15. I've never tried chicken chili before...sounds/looks great. I just might have to try it.

  16. Now that looks amazing and oh so yummy!

  17. I love a good chili! Good tip to make it the night before!


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