Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chicken Chili

It's too early to be this cold out when it's not officially winter yet.  I made this spicy meal on a day when the temperature didn't get above 0 degrees Fahrenheit.  It took only an hour to cook but the warmth it created lasted much longer.

Chicken Chili

1# chicken breasts, cubed into bite sized pieces
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups chicken broth
2 cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup onions, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp green chilies, chopped
1 tbsp chili seasoning  (my homemade recipe below)

Lightly brown chicken pieces in olive oil in a dutch oven or large saucepan.  Add in onions and garlic and let cook an additional couple of minutes.  Add in broth and remainder of ingredients.  Simmer for one hour.

Spice Mix ~

1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp  oregano
1 tsp pepper, freshly ground
1/2 tsp salt

Place in a sealable plastic bag or container that's airtight and mix well.