Dragon Fire Chili

Michael Mason


Special for heat lovers.


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  • 2 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 1 large
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp
    anise seed
  • 4
    chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • 5
    chhipotle peppers in adobe sauce from a can, finely chopped or ground in a food processor
  • 1
    pasilla powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1/2 c
    dark molasses
  • 1/4
    orange juice concentrate
  • 3
    medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 10
    taco shells, finely crushed
  • 1/2 can(s)
    pecorino cheese, grated
  • 4 Tbsp
    sour cream, divided, for garnish
  • 6
    small jalapeno peppers, split lengthwise and seeded, for garnish
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika, divided, for garnish

How to Make Dragon Fire Chili


  1. In large fry pan or Dutch oven, place oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, mustard seeds and anise seed; cook, stirring, about 2 minutes or until onion is translucent. Add chicken and cook, turning about 10 minutes or until chicken has started to brown. Add beans, chipotle peppers, pasilla powder, chipotle powder, liquid smoke, molasses, orange juice concentrate and tomatoes; continue cooking about 10 minutes until mixture is slightly thickened.
  2. In a small fry pan, while chili is cooking, melt butter over medium heat. Add crushed taco shells and sauté until taco crumbs begin to brown. Stir in pecorino romano cheese and continue to cook, stirring, 5 minutes more.
  3. Divide chili evenly into individual serving bowls and top with equal amounts of taco crumbs. Place 1 tablespoon sour cream in center of each bowl and arrange 3 jalapeno slices around sour cream. Sprinkle each bowl with ¼ teaspoon of paprika

    Makes 4 servings.

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About Dragon Fire Chili

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican

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