The Starving Chef Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili

Red Pepper Chicken Chili
Cluck gets a little kick.

By Felicia Vargo, The Starving Chef

It’s never too chilly for chili. With roasted red peppers, jalapenos and tender hominy, this chili will warm you from the inside out.

For step-by-step instructions with photos, click here.

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili

Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 3 hours
Makes: 6 servings


2 lb. chicken breasts
½ C roasted red peppers, chopped (jarred or fresh)
1 can fire roasted corn, drained
1 can white hominy, drained
3 jalapenos, chopped + sliced for topping
1 C white onion, chopped
½ C celery, chopped
2 T tomato paste
3 T honey
3 T apple cider vinegar
1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1 t cumin
1 t smoked paprika
1 t coriander
1 t liquid smoke (optional)
¼ C teardrop red peppers (optional)
4 C chicken broth
1 C plain Greek yogurt + more for topping
1 T olive oil
1 T white pepper
1 T sea salt

Here’s How:
  1. In a large pot, cover the chicken breasts with an inch of water then bring to a rapid boil. Boil the chicken for 20-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken and drain the water. Use a hand mixer or two forks to finely shred the chicken.
  2. Add olive oil to the pot over medium-high heat. When the olive oil is shimmering, add the chopped onions and saute until tender. Then add the roasted red peppers, jalapenos, corn, celery and hominy. Cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  3. Mix in the honey, vinegar, cocoa powder, cumin, paprika and coriander. If using, add the teardrop peppers and liquid smoke. Saute until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the shredded chicken and broth. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to medium and let the chili simmer uncovered for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Thirty minutes prior to serving, ladle out about a cup of the chili. Stir in the Greek yogurt, salt and white pepper.
  6. Return the chili-yogurt mixture to the pot and stir until combined. Reduce the heat to low and allow to thicken for thirty minutes.
  7. Serve the chili garnished with plain Greek yogurt, jalapenos or your favorite kind of cheese. Enjoy!

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