Tex-Mex Chicken Chili with Lime

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Store-bought rotisserie chicken shortcuts the cook time, while white ale adds spice, body, and flavor.

Yield:

Makes 3 qt.

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large white onion, diced
1 medium-size red onion, diced
1 poblano or bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 red or green jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons chipotle powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 (16-oz.) cans navy beans, drained
1 (12-oz.) bottle white ale
4 cups shredded deli-roasted chicken
4 cups chicken broth

Preparation

1. Melt butter with oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add white onion and next 7 ingredients, and sauté 8 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic, and cook 30 seconds.

2. Stir in beans and beer, and cook 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Add chicken and broth; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 30 minutes until thickened. Serve with desired toppings.

Note: We tested with Blue Moon Belgian White Wheat Ale.

Note:

Robby Melvin,

October 2013