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Chili with Chicken and Beans

Recipe photo courtesy of Sang An

If you like, spice up this robust chili by adding chopped fresh hot chile peppers. You can also replace the canned beans with cooked dried beans; if you do so, use the bean cooking liquid to replace half the chicken stock.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2003



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  • MsKris1128
    12 OCT, 2017
    Delicious! Followed recipe as is...could probably add a cup of corn or a chipotle pepper if you wanted to switch it up but also great without !
  • auntyskitchen
    26 JUL, 2013
    Why would anyone cook chicken breasts for one and a half hours? They must be bits of string by then.
  • MS10377422
    3 MAR, 2011
    I've made this several times, and I have found that I prefer to use 2 tbsp of olive oil or else there's not enough to keep the onions from sticking. I also opt for a rotisserie chicken that is already cooked. I add the chicken at the same time, but cut down the cooking time to about 45-minutes of simmering, just until the chicken becomes shredded and it starts getting thick. I also leave out the salt. It's a little tweeked, but in my opinion it's worth the time saving, and it taste delicious!
  • MS10002407
    10 JAN, 2011
    When cooking your own dried beans, ensure you cook them thoroughly. Raw kidney beans contain Phytohaemagglutinin, which can cause illness if not destroyed through adequate cooking. The Food and Drug Administration recommends soaking the beans in water for at least 5 hours, then pouring away the water, then boiling briskly in fresh water for at least 10 minutes (then simmer about one hour). Slow cookers may not get hot enough to do the job alone.
  • SarahBreeze
    27 FEB, 2009
    Low fat sour cream makes this a bit lighter. Also using only one tablespoon of oil for cooking, and skimming the fat from the chicken stock. Any recipe can be easily adjusted for a slow cooker; you should look at your owner's manual for tips or simply experiment.
  • lorraine86
    26 JAN, 2009
    Very similar to my chicken chili recipe. I also add 1 small can of brown beans. Very tasty.
  • pilosa
    11 JAN, 2009
    what makes this lighter than most other chicken chilis? I wish there were more slow-cooker recipes, or tips on how to adjust recipes for them.

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