Chicken Chili

chicken chiliChicken Chili is one of those recipes that are very versatile in that you can use any cut of chicken and any vegetable and bean combinations you can come up with. You can also substitute the chicken for beef or keep it vegetarian. My recipe is has all the basic ingredients you need to a chili base. Remember you can use the leftovers for other recipes such as Chicken Chili Bake or Chicken Burritos.

CHICKEN CHILI

1 lbs ground chicken
1 onion, diced
3 to 4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 red peppers, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
1 pint of mushrooms, diced
1 can black beans
1 cup corn
1 can of diced stewed tomatoes
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tbsp cilantro
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp aji colorado (hot red pepper paste)
salt
pepper
2 cups chicken broth

1. Brown the chicken until cooked well. About 15 minutes on medium-high heat. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside in a bowl.

2. In the chicken juices saute onions, garlic, peppers and celery. Add the cumin, oregano, cilantro, paprika, chili powder and aji coloardo. Saute for 10 minutes.

3. Add the mushrooms and continue sauteing for another 5 to 10 minutes.

4. Return the cooked chicken into the pot. Stir in the stewed tomatoes, chicken broth and black beans. Bring to a simmer for 30 minutes on medium heat.

5. At 20 minutes add the corn and continue simmering.

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