Chicken chipotle chili

If you are a follower of blog, you know that my husband makes a wonderful chili with beef and sausage (in fact he won a trophy last year in a chili cookoff).  I found a recipe that sounded interesting for a chicken and chipotle chili and liked the concept although I made some pretty significant changes to the recipe.  I made it yesterday and we had it tonight.  I thought it was delicious and sitting overnight helped it to thicken.  (My husband suggested that I enter it in the chili cookoff this year which is certainly a vote of confidence.)  We’ll freeze some and this is a definite do over.

Chicken Chipotle chili

  • 3 TB canola oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into small cubes
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 TB chili powder
  • 1 TB ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 qt chicken stock
  • 28 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained of about 1/2 of liquid
  • 3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, roughly chopped
  • 2 cans black beans

Heat oil in a heavy sauce pan and brown chicken cubes (about 5 minutes.)  Remove chicken and drain on paper towels.  Pour off fat leaving about 1 tablespoon in pan.  Add onions and brown about 4 – 5 minutes.  Return chicken to pan.

Stir together flour, chili powder, cumin and salt and sprinkle over onions and chicken.  Stir and cook about 1 minute.  Add stock, tomatoes and chipotles and simmer covered about 30 minutes.  Add black beans and cook another 10 minutes.

Let cool and then refrigerate until ready to serve.  Serve with sour cream and tortilla chips.

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About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

One Response to Chicken chipotle chili

  1. Susan says:

    My entire family loved this. I used only 2 of the chilis instead of 3 and it still had plenty of heat. Not sure they could have handled 3. I will definitely repeat this and may try some other recipes with the peppers in adobo sauce – they really loved the smoky flavor.

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