Chunky Chicken and Chorizo Chili

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
  • 3/4 pound chorizo, chopped
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder, 3 palm fulls
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin, a palm full
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red beans, drained
  • 1 bottle beer
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • Salt
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups quick cooking polenta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped thyme leaves
Directions

Heat a big, deep skillet over medium high heat with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Add chorizo and render its fat, 2 minutes. Push the chorizo off to the sides of the pot and add chicken meat. Brown and crumble the chicken, 5 to 6 minutes. Season the chicken with chili powder and cumin while it cooks. Combine the onions, garlic, peppers and beans to meats and cook another 5 to 6 minutes. Stir the beer into the chili and reduce the liquid a minute then add the tomatoes and heat through. Season the chili with salt, to taste, and reduce heat to low.

Bring 6 cups stock to a boil in a medium pot, stir in polenta and keep stirring until the polenta masses and thickens to a porridge, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in butter, scallions and thyme and season with salt, to taste.

Fill bowls half way with polenta and make a well in the center. Fill up bowls with chili and serve.


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