Saturday, November 8, 2008

Spicy Chicken Chili with Chorizo Sausage

I've been making this chili since I was first married. I kind of thought of it as a 'everything but the kitchen sink' recipe that my good friend made and I adopted. This past weekend I had to 'clear' the fridge of items as I am out of town for a few days...and I wanted to make a few meals 'ahead' for those who stayed behind. Then I remembered this 'ol standby. To help my memory I found a similar recipe on Group Recipes.

Hot and spicy...as spicy as you want to make it..this is a hearty, pleasing to serve chili. Serve with cornbread or tortillas, a side of sour cream and a crisp green salad!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion (or more - no rules here) chopped
  • 6 - 8 cloves of garlic finely chopped (if you are not fond of garlic you can cut back on that :)
  • 1 tbsp cumin (or more...of course...I did more)
  • 4 tbsp chili pwd
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • fresh parsley chopped (I only had dried and I can attest that it will do)
  • salt and pepper
  • oil for frying - 4 tbsp or so
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow/orange bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 4 deboned chicken breasts (it is best to use the chicken breast meat but you could use thigh...I know I did during those lean student days...but not as good as it does not hold its shape) chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 4 hot chorizo sausages- sliced
  • 1 can kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes, NOT drained
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

Place first 11 ingredients in a large saucepan that will hold a big chili feast! Saute until chicken looks nearly cooked through. Add remaining ingredients. Add enough paste to thicken.

You can tell from this recipe that there is a lot of opportunity to change it up. .... different beans, fresh tomatoes etc. Don't lose that interesting combination though, of the sausage and chicken. That is what makes it unique.

7 comments:

  1. Ohh.. this looks good, Trish! We love chili but I've never made it with chicken. I will definitely try this one! It would probably freeze well too, wouldn't it ?

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  2. Trish..this does look yummy..'everything but the kitchen sink'..my kind of chili!!

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  3. oh my goodness that is definately on our table next week. i just have to pick up the chorizo. not everystore carries it here. i have only found it in one store in our neck of the woods...total goodness

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  4. Trish, the chili looks great, I might throw this all in my crockpot and enjoy the aroma for a day.

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  5. We love chili and this will make a yummy supper on a cold winter's night. I always enjoy seeing your collages along with the recipes you post. Thanks. KAthleen

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  6. Trish - I did make this for the group of guys we had to help us move last weekend. Apparently it went over really well!
    I couldn't come to spend the $ for the chorizo sausage, but used a Lilydale Italian Spicy turkey sausage instead. (I got double the sausage for the same $ as the chorizo)
    I also did add an extra can of stewed tomatoes b/c I wasn't sure if there was going to be enough chili to feed the hungry army... there was! :)
    My Husband wants me to make it again sometime - thanks Trish!!

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  7. This is my new favourite chili recipe. Thanks! LOVE IT.

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