Recipe Review: Santa Fe Chicken Chili

While looking for warm and filling dinner recipes (that wouldn’t break the bank) I came across Gluten-Free Goddess’ Santa Fe Chicken Chili. The ingredients are all items we use on a regular basis and I love a bowl of warm chili (especially in the winter).

I used leftover chicken from the day before and homemade broth that I made from the chicken as well. I added a little more spice than what was called for and added in some chili powder and paprika too. We served it with some pepper jack cheese and avocado and it was delicious! The chili was very filling and it made way more than 4 servings; probably more around 8 servings.

I will definitely make this dish again. The hardest part of the whole dish was dicing the sweet potato!

The recipe:

Gluten Goddess Santa Fe Chicken Chili

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 medium sweet onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2-1 teaspoon ground cumin, to taste
1/4-1 teaspoon ground cayenne or chipotle pepper, to taste
1 sweet potato, peeled, diced
2 15-oz. cans pinto or white beans, rinsed, drained
1 28-oz. can Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Tomatoes, with juice
8-oz. (1 cup) chopped roasted green chilies- mild or hot
2 cups chicken broth, more if needed
1 tablespoon balsamic or apple cider vinegar
A small drizzle of agave
2 heaping cups cooked chicken pieces- hand torn looks nice
Juice of 1 lime, or to taste

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and warm the olive oil; cook the onions until they are soft and translucent. Add the garlic and spices and stir for a minute.
Add the diced sweet potato, beans, tomatoes, green chiles, broth, balsamic vinegar, and agave. Stir gently to combine it all.
Bring it to a simmer and lower the heat; cover and cook the chili for 30 minutes or so until the sweet potatoes are tender. Add a touch more liquid if you need to. Add the cooked chicken and some lime juice.
Taste test and adjust the seasonings – more heat? More lime? A tad more sweetness? Good chili has a balance of these flavors.
Warm through and serve when you are ready.
If the chili thickens too much thin it with broth; if the chili becomes too thin cook it longer with the lid off to reduce the liquid.
Serve with a wedge of lime.

Makes 4 servings.


2 thoughts on “Recipe Review: Santa Fe Chicken Chili

  1. Thank you for sharing this! I know there are a lot of gluten-free options out there, but as I’m just starting this wheat-less diet, I’m having trouble finding them. This looks SO delicious!

    • Thanks for stopping by! My husband and I try to cook grain-free whenever possible. Soups, chilis, and stews are easy to do without any gluten (if you want to bread the meat I would suggest using rice or potato flour). Plus any meat+veggie combo is gluten free too. Good luck!

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