MEXICAN CHILI SOUP

MEXICAN CHILI SOUP

INGREDIENTS

1 lb chicken breast fillet (4 fillets)
1 tablespoon olive oil
10 cups water
2 cups chicken bone broth
1⁄2 cup tomato sauce
1 potato, peeled & chopped
1 small onion, diced
1 cup frozen corn
1⁄2carrot, sliced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 cup canned diced tomato
1 (15 ounces) can red kidney beans, plus liquid
1⁄4 cup diced canned pimiento
1 jalapeno, diced
1⁄4 cup chopped Italian parsley
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1⁄2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 dash basil
1 dash oregano

ON THE SIDE
sour cream
1 pinch chopped Italian parsley
grated cheddar cheese (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • Sauté the chicken breasts in the olive oil in a large pot over medium/high heat.
  • Cook the chicken on both sides until done– about 7-10 minutes per side.
  • Cool the chicken until it can be handled.
  • Do not rinse the pot.
  • Shred the chicken by hand into bite-sizes pieces and place the pieces back into the pot.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and turn heat to high.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 hours.
  • Stir mixture often so that many of the chicken pieces shred into much smaller bits.
  • Chili should reduce substantially to thicken and darken (less orange, browner) when done.
  • Combine some chopped Italian parsley with sour cream and serve it on the side for topping the chili, if desired.
Maria’s Boned Broth Chili

Maria’s Boned Broth Chili

This is Medium Hot.

Serves 6

  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/2 Cup chopped celery
  • 3 Cups chopped tomatoes or one large can
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 container Boned broth chicken or beef
  • 3 Cups cooked kidney beans (about 1 cup dried)
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp or more Italian Seasoning (No Salt)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar

Soak Beans overnight with salt. Rinse and drain.  Cook beans till nice and soft. Brown the ground meat in oil and onions.  Add spices while browning.  Add cooked beans, boned broth, tomato paste, chopped tomatoes add water according to your likeness.