Nothing beats a steamy hot bowl of chili on a cold winter’s day.
And since there is no such thing as too much good chili, here’s another recipe, totally different from my traditional tomato and chili powder version.
I love how flexible chili recipes are…add a little more of this ingredient, a little less of that one..chilis are inherently flexible!
This was a big hit last night with our friends too. I like my chili on the thick side…if you like it thinner, just add more broth!
We had some homemade gluten and dairy free biscuits to go with it.
- 1 T fat of choice
- 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger (optional)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 cans pinto beans in their sauce, white beans also work great!
- 1 garnet yam, chopped into bite-size pieces
- ¼ cup flour ( I used sweet rice, I have also used brown rice)
- 3 T butter, margarine, ghee, or oil
- 2 teaspoons vinegar (any light colored one)
- Garnishes: chopped cilantro, lime juice, avocado, green hot sauce
- In a large stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat.
- Saute the green onion, red bell pepper,green pepper, and garlic until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
- Add the chicken, along with the ginger, salt, cumin, and chicken broth. Mix thoroughly.
- Add in the sweet potato and beans (w/ their liquid), and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the sweet potato is tender.
- In a separate small saucepan or skillet, melt butter or margarine over medium heat.
- Stir in flour to make a roux (this mixture will be thick and dry.) Toast it gently for a minute or two until you begin to smell a nice toasted flavor from the flour.
- Stir this mixture into the stockpot (this roux will thicken the chili and give it a nice, silky texture!).
- Add in vinegar. You may also add in the lime juice and cilantro at this point, or allow everyone to add to their own taste.
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