We are loving this chili. I have made it 3 times this month! It is delicious is so many ways. We are quinoa addicts in this house, that’s for sure. I always use it in place of rice, always. We honestly don’t even have rice in our house anymore! This chili is a perfect way to introduce your family to quinoa if they have never had it before. They can still get used to the texture, while the flavor is mixed with a well-known white chili. Make this tonight!
Chicken Quinoa Chili
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 sweet onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cooked and shredded
2 cans, drained + rinsed cannellini beans
1 quart low-sodium chicken stock
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup half and half
4 ounces monterey jack cheese, freshly grated + more for topping
blue corn chips for crushing on top
lime wedges for serving
Heat a large pot over medium-low heat and add olive oil. Add in the onion, peppers and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add in the cumin, paprika, salt and pepper and stir. Add the in shredded chicken, beans and chicken stock. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
Stir in the quinoa, half and half and grated cheese, stirring well until the cheese is melted. Reduce the heat to low and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes. Taste and season additionally if desired. Serve with extra cheese, chips and lime wedges.
Recipe from howsweeteats.com