You all know I love a good homemade chili and I think I may actually like chili made with ground chicken the best. At least I do today! And bonus, it's a one pot meal!
Here is what you will need:
1 pound ground chicken 8 to 10 large cherry tomatoes 1 poblano pepper 1 jalapeno pepper 1 medium onion 1 yellow bell pepper 3 to 4 cloves of garlic small bunch of cilantro (I used some that I had frozen) 1 cup tomato sauce (again I had some I froze) 3 TBS chili powder 1 TBS oregano flakes 1 TBS cumin 1 TBS chipolte powder 1 can black beans olive oil salt and pepper
You may notice the can of crushed tomatoes in the photo. I thought I may need them, not the whole can but some, but it turns out I did not.
Let's prep! Chop up your onion and peppers. If you want more spice don't remove the stem and seeds from the jalapeno.
In a large pot, or in my case my Instant Pot, heat up a couple TBS of olive oil. Add onion and peppers to the pot,season with salt and pepper. Let them cook for a couple of minutes then add in the cherry tomatoes that you have sliced in half.
Thinly slice the garlic. If you prefer chopped garlic, that's fine I just like to slice it for this chili.
When the tomatoes have softened add in the garlic. You don't want to add the garlic at the beginning because it can burn. Give it a good stir for about a minute when you smell the garlic your good.
Add in your chicken and break it up with a wooden spoon. Season with salt and pepper.
While the chicken is cooking, add in the chili, oregano, chipolte and cumin. Give it a good stir to mix well.
Add in your tomato sauce.
Add cilantro. If using fresh reserve some for garnish. Here's a tip, when you buy cilantro and you don't use it all you can freeze it. Just take it off the stem, chop it up, put it in a plastic container, cover with water and pop in the freezer. Now you can really only use it in hot dishes, I would not recommend using it for salsa or pico.
Turn down the heat to a simmer. Rinse the black beans, drain well and add to the pot.
This is a personal choice. Some people like thick chili, some like it a little looser. I thought my chili was a little thick so I added a little chicken stock. Now taste your chili. Add spices as needed.
Serve it up and top it off with what you like. I had reserved some of the chopped onion and had sour cream so that's what I used. If I had scallion and fresh cilantro I would have used that. One thing I don't like to top my chili with is cheese, but lots of people do. Let's Eat!
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