Sunday, October 6, 2013

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili

So my friend Jen posted this recipe on Facebook last week.  I decided I must have it.  She got it from

So D looked at the recipe.  He decided to double the recipe.  Except for some parts.  So this is the recipe he made (adapted from It was really good. You should make it.

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili

Photo by ALB

Makes 13 Cups

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 small onion, diced
8 jalapeno peppers diced, seeds removed (leave some seeds for extra heat)
6 cloves garlic, minced
salt and fresh ground black pepper
2 pound boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
4 teaspoons chile powder
2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
2 (10 oz) can dice tomatoes with green chiles
3 cups chicken broth
2 (14 oz) can cannelloni or navy beans, drained
1 (14 oz) can corn, drained
16 ounces cream cheese
3/4 pound bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled, divided

In a large saucepan (deep enough for soup) heat 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil over medium heat and sauté onion, jalepeno, and garlic until tender.

Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper, then add to the saucepan adding another tablespoon of olive oil as well. Add cumin, chili powder, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Toss chicken and seasonings together and lightly brown chicken on all sides.

Stir in can of diced tomatoes, chicken broth, corn, and cannelloni beans and increase heat to bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 30 minutes.

Stir in cream cheese and stir until completely melted. Stir in 1/2 of the crumbled bacon. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper as needed. **Add more chicken broth if too thick.

Serve and garnish with cheddar cheese and the rest of the crumbled bacon.

Nutritional Information (from
Calories: 323; Carbs: 22; Fat:18; Protein:24; Sodium:855; Fiber: 6

Used for NI
Kroger - Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2 tbsp.
Onions - Raw, 2 small
Generic - Jalapeño Pepper-raw, 8 qty
Garlic - Garlic (1 Clove, Raw) Net Carbs, 6 clove (3g)
Kroger - Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, 32 oz (112g)
Spices - Chili powder, 4 tsp
Spices - Cumin, 2 tsp
Spice Islands - Leaf Oregano, 2 tsp
Mccormick - Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, 0.25 tsp
Rotel - Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, 2 container (312.5 g (1/2 cup) ea.)
(Aldi) Fit & Active - Chicken Broth All Natural No Msg, 3 cup
Bush's - Cannelloni Beans, 2 container (1 4/5 cups ea.)
Kroger Whole Kernel - Canned Sweet Golden Corn (15.25oz Can)
Aldi - Fit & Active - Light Cream Cheese, 16 oz
Aldi's Appleton Farms - Premium Sliced Bacon, 14 Pan Fried Slices

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