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Chipotle Chicken Chili

Written By: Chris - Mar• 20•12

This was a simple but delicious dish inspired completely with the “what’s on hand” concept!  But you could prepare this yourself for an easy crock pot dish.

A friend of mine works for a kitchen and they don’t refreeze food.  Occasionally there is inadvertently an abundance of something.  Since she hates to have anything go to waste and she knows I’ll create something out of it… she stopped by my office one day a few weeks back (when it was still cold outside!) and dropped off about five pounds of Chipotle seasoned pre-cooked chunked chicken.  (we have a refrigerator to conveniently store it in until the drive home.) They had planned to use the meat for chicken taco’s but when we had an unexpected snow storm, very few of their guests were able to attend their gathering.

To put it to good use, I threw together this very simple chili.  You could easily prepare by cooking your own chicken!

1 large Onion
5 lbs. of Cooked Chicken, chunked
Chipotle seasoning
3 Garlic Cloves
6 Cups Water
1/4 Cup Chicken Stock
1 Tablespoon Cumin – ground
1 Tablespoon Coriander
2 16 oz. cans of Navy Beans
1 4 oz. can Green Chilies, diced
Sour Cream
Cheddar Cheese, shredded

This was prepared in my large crock pot.  You could modify this to make a smaller batch and if you chose, you could modify this by adding more bean ratio than chicken meat if you prefer.
Start by spraying the crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.  Add the entire chopped onion to the bottom of the pot.
Add the crushed garlic and sprinkle with the cumin and coriander.  (because the meat was fully seasoned, I did not add additional salt or pepper)
Add chicken and chilies to the pot.
Drain the beans, but don’t rinse them (This will help thicken your chili)  add to the pot and mix gently
In a medium bowl mix the chicken stock seasoning paste (soup starter) with the warm water and stir until completely dissolved.

Slow cook for at least two hours.  Top with your favorite condiments such as cheese, sour cream, green onions and fresh cilantro!

A nice Zinfandel is always delicious with spicy food!





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