Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
50 Mins
Yield
Makes about 2 1/2 quarts
James Baigrie

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 500°.

Step 2

Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil; add poblano chiles, and coat with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Roast at 500° for 15 to 20 minutes or until peppers look blistered, turning several times. Remove and let cool enough to handle. Peel and remove seeds. Do not rinse. Chop peppers.

Step 3

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat; add onion. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring often, 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Add garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Stir in chili powder and next 5 ingredients. Add chopped poblanos. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes. Stir in apple juice, broth, and tomatoes. Bring to a low boil over medium-high heat, and reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bay leaves, beans, and chicken, and cook 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Remove bay leaves, and stir in cilantro; season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Garnish, if desired.

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