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White bean chichen chili

White Bean Chicken Chili is a great alternative to traditional chili and makes a great dish for Super Bowl Sunday.  Adjust the heat in this dish by adding the minced ribs and seeds from the jalapeño as directed in step 6. If Anaheim chiles cannot be found, add an additional poblano and jalapeño to the chili. Serve chili with sour cream, tortilla chips, and lime wedges.

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3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken breast halves

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

3 medium jalapeño chiles

3 poblano chiles (medium), stemmed, seeded, and cut into large pieces

3 Anaheim chile peppers (medium), stemmed, seeded, and cut into large pieces

2 medium onions, cut into large pieces (2 cups)

6 medium cloves garlic, minced or pressed through garlic press (about 2 tablespoons)

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon aniseed or fennel seeds

3 (14.5-ounce) cans cannellini beans , drained and rinsed

3 cups low-sodium chicken broth

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 to 3 limes)

¼ cup minced fresh cilantro leaves

4 scallions, white and light green parts sliced thin

1.  Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add chicken, skin side down, and cook without moving until skin is golden brown, about 4 minutes. Using tongs, turn chicken and lightly brown on other side, about 2 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate; remove and discard skin.

2. While chicken is browning, remove and discard ribs and seeds from 2 jalapeños; mince flesh. In food processor, process half of poblano chiles, Anaheim chiles, and 1 cup of onions until consistency of chunky salsa, eight to ten 1-second pulses, scraping down sides of workbowl halfway through. Transfer mixture to medium bowl. Repeat with remaining poblano chiles, Anaheim chiles, and onions; combine with first batch (do not wash food processor blade or workbowl).

3. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from Dutch oven (adding additional vegetable oil if necessary) and reduce heat to medium. Add minced jalapeños, chile-onion mixture, garlic, cumin, coriander, oregano, aniseed, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables soften, about 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat.

4. Transfer 1 cup cooked vegetable mixture to now-empty food processor workbowl. Add 1 can drained beans and 1 cup broth and process until smooth, about 20 seconds. Add vegetable-bean mixture, remaining 2 cups broth, and chicken breasts to Dutch oven and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until chicken registers 160 degrees on instant-read thermometer, 20 to 25 minutes .

5. Using tongs, transfer chicken to large plate. Stir in remaining beans and continue to simmer, uncovered, until beans are heated through and chili has thickened slightly, about 10 minutes.

6. Mince remaining jalapeño, reserving and mincing ribs and seeds (add ribs and seeds to taste – depending on how hot you like your chili), and set aside. When cool enough to handle, shred chicken into bite-sized pieces, discarding bones. Stir shredded chicken, lime juice, cilantro, scallions, and remaining minced jalapeño (with seeds if desired) into chili and return to simmer. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper and serve.


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Yum. Perfect to take the edge off the winter chill.


I really liked it.Absolutely amazingly delicious recipe.

dreambox sky

Fantastic! Super easy to make and very flavorful!Most people have eaten plenty of beefy chili but there's another chili that takes things in a completely different direction.The only deviations I made were to use 1lb of chicken & I omitted the salt & instead sprinkled the meat with pepper & Greek Seasoning.


good start

Best Penny Stock

I love that recipe. Its such a very tasty and healthy. I like this spicy food.

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