Hearty Health Chicken Chili 1

This is a really great chili recipe to add to my list favorite chili recipes!

It’s a hearty, flavorful Chicken Chili that really hits the mark.

I love that it’s made with ground chicken instead of beef for the health benefits.

Some Chicken Chili’s are intended to be lighter styles of chili.

Not this recipe.

This is a more traditional style chili that just happens to be made with chicken.

Since my family loves beef, and we eat it a lot, this is prefect for those times when we’re craving a traditional chili but need to lay off the meat.

Chicken Chili

Recipe Notes:  

There are a few simple things that are important to be aware of in this recipe.

After you saute the veggies until they’re soft, the recipe calls for toasting the spices for 30 seconds.

I like to extend this for just a bit.

A minute and a half worked well for me.

Toasting them really intensifies and deepens they’re flavor and makes a big difference in the flavor of the chili.

You really need to watch the spices carefully though, stirring constantly, so they don’t burn.

Also, watch the chili as it simmers for the 2 hour cooking time.

Again, this is an important step needed to deepen the flavors of the chili so, don’t skip it.

I found that I needed to add more than the 2 cups of water the recipe called.

I added just enough to keep a nice thick chili consistency.

My cooktop probably has a higher “low” setting so it cooked at a higher temp accounting for needing more water.

If you want a spicy chili, leave the seeds and ribs in the jalapenos.

Serves 4 so think about doubling the recipe, especially if you want leftovers!!!

Hearty Health Chicken Chili

Source: Very Slightly Adapted The Chew Cookbook