Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chunky Chicken Chili

I made this dish on Sunday and it was delicious.  It was pretty quick for a chili as well, only took about 30 minutes.  You can however let it simmer and even sit in the fridge overnight in order to get the full flavour of the spices.

You'll need:
1 onion - Chopped
2 sweet peppers, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken cut into 1" chunks (or you can use leftover chicken)
Can diced tomatoes (I used fresh tomatoes chopped up)
1 can black kidney beans - drained & rinsed well (I didn't have any so didn't use this)
1 tbsp chili powder (I like more so I put 2 Tbsp)
2 tsp dried oregano (again I like more so I put 3 tsp)
1 tsp ground cumin (you get the idea I put 2 tsp)
1/2 tsp salt (I left this out)
pinch cayenne pepper (again I added 2 pinches)
2 bay leaves (I forgot to get these so I didn't use them but VERY good idea)
1/3 cup chopped cilantro (I didn't use this either)

I added some potatoes to mine. boiled and cut into chunks.

1. Heat oil in a pot - add onions, peppers and garlic.  Cook for about 5 minutes.  Add chicken, cook until no longer pink.

2. Add tomatoes, beans, seasonings and potato. Stir and bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer COVERED (cover is important it keeps the juices and flavours in). Simmer for at least 15 minutes.  UNCOVER and keep simmering for 10 minutes (this will thicken it)

3. Stir in cilantro and serve.

I found this recipe in Today's Parent magazine November 2010