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Chicken Chili Verde

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“An adaptation of Rachael Ray's Chicken Chili Verde from the Rachael Ray Magazine. I can't find the original on her website any longer. (Or in my recipe collection!) This is a delicious and different version of your standard chili, using salsa verde as its base flavor instead of tomato sauce. We like to eat it with tortilla chips like a hearty dip.”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop all vegetables.
  2. Add chicken and stock to a large dutch oven/soup pot. Bring to a boil and poach until chicken is cooked through, about ten minutes. Remove chicken and set aside to cool. Divide stock in half.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, add EVOO, onion, jalapeno and bell pepper, cook until softened, five to eight minutes.
  4. Once peppers and onions are cooked, add garlic, cumin, adobo, salsa verde and white beans and two cups of the reserved stock. Bring to a simmer.
  5. In a food processor, pulse tortilla chips dry until well ground. Use a high speed setting, you want the chips as finely ground as possible. Once ground, add the remaining 2 cups of stock. Combine thoroughly.
  6. Transfer vegetable and stock mixture from sauce pan to the soup pot.
  7. Shred cooled chicken by hand directly into soup pot. Aim for 1/2 inches to 1 inches sized pieces. Slowly add tortilla chip/stock mixture while stirring. Add Salt, pepper and cilantro.
  8. Allow chili to cook down for at least 30 minutes. The longer it cooks, the better the flavors meld and the better it tastes, so this is a great meal to prepare early and leave on the stove. Tastes even better the next day too, if you manage to hold on to your leftovers!
  9. Serve in bowls topped with your favorite chili toppings with extra tortilla chips alongside for dipping.

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