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chicken green chili sherry's way

a recipe by
Sherry Blizzard
Piney Flats, TN

Fall weather is upon us. This is a healthy and different alternative to traditional red chili con carne. I am using ground chicken in place of beef and freshly cooked pinto beans from my family's bean farm in Colorado to create a spicy chili. This is a real belly-warmer. Feel free to use canned green chile and eliminate the jalapenos if you need to take down the heat. Serve this up with some sweet cornbread to offset the heat.

serves 4-6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 4 Hr 30 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For chicken green chili sherry's way

  • 1 lb
    ground chicken
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 2
    jalapenos, seeds and stems removed, diced fine
  • 4 Tbsp
    granulated garlic
  • 2 clove
    garlic diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 box
    chicken stock (32 oz)
  • 2 c
    pinto beans divided into 1 cups see instructions.
  • 12
    green chiles, peeled, seeded, ribbed and rough chopped (you can use canned green chile instead if you want)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • tortilla chips or small flour tortillas
  • avocado, diced
  • dollop, sour cream

How To Make chicken green chili sherry's way

  • What you need
    What you need:
  • Saute chicken with onions and jalapenos until chicken is done.
    Saute the ground chicken, onions and jalapenos in olive oil until the chicken is done and jalapenos/onions are somewhat tender. Transfer to a crock pot.
  • 3
    To the crockpot add the stock and spices. Add 1 cup pinto beans and the rough chopped green chile. Cook on high for 2 1/2 hours.
  • 4
    Puree the other 1 cup pintos. They will be the thickening agent later on.
  • 5
    Add the pureed pintos and cook on low for another 2 hours.
  • 6
    Place some tortilla chips or torn tortilla pieces at the bottom of the bowls. Spoon over the chili. Top with shredded cheese and a sprinkle of cilantro.
  • 7
    Serve with some sweet cornbread and butter.