Pumpkin Chicken Chili
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large Vidalia onion, chopped (1¼ cups)
1 large red onion, chopped (1¼ cups)
2 poblano chili peppers, diced (¾ cup)
1 medium orange bell pepper, diced (1 cup)
1 pound ground white chicken meat, preferably organic
1 cup pumpkin purée
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 can (15 ounces) white beans, such as navy beans
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 teaspoons)
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish
Scallions, cut crosswise into thin slices, for garnish
Avocado, diced, for garnish
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the onions, chili peppers and bell pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until it has browned, about 10 minutes.
Stir in the pumpkin purée, tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, bay leaf and beans. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and add the garlic, cumin, chili powder, black pepper, paprika, cinnamon and allspice. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
To serve: Divide the chili into individual bowls and garnish each portion with cilantro, scallions and/or avocado, as desired.
Serves eight to 10.
Cook's note: To make this vegetarian, replace the chicken with additional beans and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
Nutrition values per serving (assumes 10): 210 calories, 15 g protein, 23 g carbohydrates, 8 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 5 g dietary fiber, 6 g sugar.
Adapted from Elaine Gordon, EatingbyElaine.com.
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close