Our kitchen has found that Anaheim chiles run the gamut from mild to fairly hot.
6 Anaheim chiles
1 tablespoon peanut oil
3 chicken leg quarters, skinned (about 1 3/4 pounds)
1 3/4 cups chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 cups water, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 (15.5-ounce) can cannellini beans (such as Goya) or other white beans, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
6 lime slices
How to Make It
Cut chiles in half; discard seeds and membranes. Place halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 5 minutes or until blackened. Place in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel chiles; discard skins. Chop chiles.
Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from pan. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 6 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Return chicken to pan. Add broth, 1 1/2 cups water, and cumin; bring to a simmer. Cook 20 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Remove chicken from bones; cut meat into bite-sized pieces. Discard bones. Add chicken to pan; stir in chopped chiles and beans.
Combine 1/2 cup water and flour, stirring with a whisk. Stir into chicken mixture. Bring to a simmer; cook 15 minutes. Stir in salt. Spoon about 1 1/2 cups soup into each of 6 bowls; top each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons sour cream. Serve with lime slices.
I did not like this recipe. It lacked in flavor. I used masa harina instead of flour for more flavor, added one more chili, and made pinto beans instead of white. Still. I will likely not make this again.
I have been making this recipe for family and friends for years now. It is a great, solid choice and a wonderful change from a traditional recipe. I always put my own twist to it, but it is a great place to start!
This recipe was good, with a few additions:
1. Used a combination of jalapenos and anaheims
2. Cooked the chicken in its skin, then removed the skin when the chicken was cut up.
2. Used a total of about 4 tsps of cumin--added about 2 tsp when the onions were nearly done cooking, to roast the spice in the pot, before the liquid was added. (IMHO, this is the best way to get a flavorful chili.) Then I added an additional 2 tsp near the end of cooking, when the flour slurry was added.
3. Added the juice of a lime to the pot near the end, rather than just serving it with limes.
4. Added about 1/4 c fat-free Greek yogurt a few minutes after the flour was added, gave it a creamier consistency.
5. Added an extra can of beans and cilantro, as others have suggested.
6. Served it with shredded Cheddar cheese.
Also, I don't think my chicken broth was low sodium--I used some stock I had left over from when I roasted a chicken, and for the rest I used boullion. I just salted it at the end to taste.