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cackling chicken leg kicking chili !

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Nancy J. Patrykus
Spokane, WA

My "cackling" good chicken chili, with pinto beans and barley. a revised 1949 recipe from mom's ole recipe box. I revised it for today's tastes. With no beef and added a few new ingredients for a wonderful new South West Flavor, with chicken legs, and barley. A healthy alternative. And finger licking good!

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 55 Min

Ingredients For cackling chicken leg kicking chili !

  • 1-1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 2
    clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
    barley, uncooked (not instant)
  • 1 can
    16oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can
    16oz tomato sauce
  • 3 c
    chicken broth, low salt
  • 2 can
    whole corn, drained
  • 2 can
    4oz each. chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1to2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 pkg
    chicken legs, sauted

How To Make cackling chicken leg kicking chili !

  • 1
    Saute onion and garlic in oil, until onion is tender. Put into a 4-quart saucepan or a dutch oven.
  • 2
    Add remaining ingredients, but not the chicken, or canned beans. Bring to a boil.Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 40 minutes. Until the barley is tender.
  • 3
    Saute the chicken legs, drain and set aside. Add canned pinto beans, and additional water or broth if chili becomes to thick upon standing. Taste and add more spice to your liking .
  • 4
    Ladle chili into a bowl, and serve with one cooked , lip smacking, chicken leg for dipping into the chili!
  • 5
    Served with shredded cheese, chopped green onions, sour cream and taco chips on the side. Be sure to provide plenty napkins.