• Green Chicken Chili

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    Green Chicken Chili
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 30 min Servings: 6
    by Nancy Miyasaki
    193 recipes
    This isn't your thick beans and meat sort of chili, but it is absolutely delicious. Think a cross between a soup and a traditional chili. It's pretty healthy too with white meat chicken, hominy, and potatoes.


    • 2 Tbsp Olive oil (or 1 Tbsp Olive Oil & 1 Tbsp butter)
    • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced and salted
    • 2 cups onion, diced
    • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
    • 2 tsp ground cumin
    • 2 tsp dried oregano
    • 1 tsp ground coriander
    • 1.5 tsp kosher salt
    • 1 tsp white pepper
    • 2 Tbsp tequila (optional but nice!)
    • 3 cups chicken broth
    • 1 cup russet potato, peeled & diced
    • 1 15oz can white hominy, drained & rinsed
    • 1 cup poblano peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded & diced
    • Sour cream
    • 1 bunch chopped, fresh Cilantro
    • Avocado, chopped (optional)


    1. Saute chicken in oil and butter over high heat in a large pot for 8-10 minutes turning at least once. Remove and cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Set aside.
    2. Add the onions to the pot and cook on medium 3-4 minutes until soft. Stir in garlic and all seasonings, cook for 1 minute. Add tequila and simmer until evaporated, stirring to bring up any drippings from the bottom of the pan.
    3. Stir in the broth and the potatoes and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes. Add the chicken, hominy, poblano, and salt, and simmer until heated through.
    4. Serve into bowls and garnish with cilantro, sour cream, and avocado as desired.
    5. Note: if serving children, reserve the poblano peppers and use them as a garnish along with the cilantro, sour cream and avocado. The poblanos really make this dish for the adults, so don't eliminate them altogether!

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    • John Spottiswood
      John Spottiswood
      This is truly delicious. Tasted even better the next day. Brought it to the office and everyone who tasted it said it was to die for!
      • Mihir Shah
        Mihir Shah
        I had this on day two at the office and it was wonderful; even better with extra peppers and cilantro on top. Great comfort food.
        • Dean Grason
          Dean Grason
          Excellent. Not overwhelmingly spicy. Hominy was a great touch.

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