Having trouble coming up with ideas to bring for a winter’s picnic? Whether you’re at the ski resort, heading off for an outdoor ski rink, or you just need something quick and hot after building snowman in the yard, this chicken chili is exactly what you’re looking for.
For a start, you probably have everything you need in the kitchen already. More importantly, it’s super quick and wildly tasty. You’ll get the traditional chicken chili taste, but it’s done in a flash. Really, you may never go back to whatever recipe you had before this one.
Plus, it’s enough to feed a crowd. Okay, you’ll get six servings out of it, but if you add a little more Mad Dog, maybe you won’t have to share.
Poured into a thermos, you’ll be ever so thankful when you pour this into your mug when you’re cold and tired. You’ll probably start craving it at the office, so you may as well make a double batch. If you don’t; we can’t say we didn’t warn you.
1 pound Chicken breasts, skinless, boneless, cut into bite-sized chunks
¾ teaspoon Salt, divided
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
½ teaspoon Mad Dog 357 Original Hot Sauce
½ each Onion, sliced
1 clove Garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Ground cumin
1 teaspoon Ground coriander
½ teaspoon Dried oregano
2 cans (15.5 oz) Cannellini beans, drained
1 cup Water
1 can (14 oz) Chicken broth
1 can (14.5 oz) Diced tomatoes
¼ cup Fresh cilantro, roughly torn
Rub about ¼ teaspoon salt over the chicken pieces and set aside. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or stock pot over medium-high heat. When hot, add the chicken pieces and sauté for 4-5 minutes, until the meat is no longer pink.
Add the Mad Dog 357 Original Hot Sauce to the pot along with the onion, garlic and spices. Sauté for 3 minutes, then add the beans, water, broth, and tomatoes. Add remaining salt, more or less, to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes.
Gently mash the mixture, crushing as many beans as possible, and stir to recombine all the ingredients.
Remove from the heat, stir in the cilantro, and pour into thermoses.