Hot Chicken Chili

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup vegetable oil

3 tablespoons cayenne pepper 

2 tablespoons brown sugar 

1 teaspoon paprika 

1 teaspoon garlic powder 

2 teaspoons kosher salt 

2 carrots, diced

1 yellow onion, diced 

2 pounds ground chicken 

Two 15.5-ounce cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 

One 14-ounce can diced tomatoes 

2 teaspoons hot sauce 

1 cup chicken stock 

1 cup sour cream 

1/4 cup chopped pickles, for garnish 

Directions

  1. Stir together the oil, cayenne, brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of salt in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until the spices infuse the oil, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Heat a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Spoon 1/4 cup of the spiced oil into the pan. Add the carrots and onion and cook until the vegetables soften and start to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the chicken and remaining 1 teaspoon salt and cook, breaking up the chicken with a wooden spoon, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the beans, tomatoes, hot sauce and 2 tablespoons more of the spiced oil. Stir together and bring to a boil. Pour in the stock. Return to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until the chili is thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Ladle the chili into bowls. Top each bowl with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of chopped pickles and a drizzle of the remaining hot oil.