Saturday, February 18, 2006

what's cooking?

in celebration of the nearest thing to wintery weather this weekend, i decided to make some chicken chili. i've made this three times now, and it didn't take me as long this time because 1) i used less chicken, and 2) because i used less chicken, i could saute it in one batch and pretty much follow the recipe as written.

here's the recipe ....

chicken chili

2 lbs bonelss chicken, cut into 1/2" cubes
2 tbls oil
2 c. chopped onion
2 tsp minced garlic
1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green chilis
1 can each of pintos and black beans
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne peepper
2/3 c. chopped cilantro (fresh)
1 can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes
2 tbls chili powder
1 tbls ground cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 c. chopped sundried tomatoes
1 c. grated cheddar cheese

in a large dutch oven saute chicken in oil for 5 minutes. add onion and garlic, and continue to cook until lightly browned. add remaining ingredients in the order given, except the cheese, and bring to a boil. reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes. top with grated cheese.

the picture shows all the chili powder i dumped into it. that's a lot of chili powder, and ummmmm ummmm good!

oh, and i added a jalapeno, sliced, seeds and all. i like heat.

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