Chicken and Cannellini Bean Chili

Enjoy your dinner with this chicken chili made using Muir Glen® tomatoes, Progresso® broth and beans.

Ingredients

2 lb. chicken thighs, skin and bones removed, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

2 lb. chicken thighs, skin and bones removed, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

2 teaspoons (or to taste) gray salt

2 teaspoons (or to taste) gray salt

2 teaspoons fennel seed

2 teaspoons fennel seed

2 teaspoons smoked or regular paprika

2 teaspoons smoked or regular paprika

1/2 cup masa harina or Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

1/2 cup masa harina or Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed to cook chicken and for garnish

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed to cook chicken and for garnish

2 red onions, finely chopped

2 red onions, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 green jalapeno chiles (with seeds), diced

2 green jalapeno chiles (with seeds), diced

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 can (28 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can (28 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained

3 cups Progresso® chicken broth

3 cups Progresso® chicken broth

1 can (19 oz) Progresso® cannellini beans, drained, rinsed

1 can (19 oz) Progresso® cannellini beans, drained, rinsed

3 zucchini, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

3 zucchini, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish

Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish

6 medium scallions, sliced (about 1/3 cup), if desired

6 medium scallions, sliced (about 1/3 cup), if desired
Prep time: 1 hour PT1H0M  |  Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes PT1H15M
12 servings

Preparation & Directions

  1. Season liberally with pepper and salt. Toss with fennel seed and paprika. Sprinkle masa harina over chicken; toss to coat.

  2. Place chicken in large bowl. Heat cast-iron pot or 6-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup olive oil; when it begins to smoke, add chicken, leaving excess masa harina in bowl. Spread chicken evenly so it covers bottom of pot in single layer. (Chicken may need to be cooked in batches to do this, adding more olive oil as necessary.)

  3. Cook chicken about 5 minutes on each side, turning with tongs, until browned. Remove from pot with slotted spoon to a plate, leaving drippings in pot.

  4. Reduce heat to medium; add a little more olive oil, the red onions and garlic to pot. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened. Stir in jalapeño chiles; cook about 2 minutes or until softened. Stir in chili powder. Stir in tomatoes. Heat to a simmer over medium heat, then stir in broth and cooked chicken. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered about 45 minutes or until chicken is wonderfully tender.

  5. Stir in beans, zucchini and bell pepper. Heat to a simmer over medium-low heat; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Serve immediately, or cool and store in refrigerator up to 3 days. To serve, sprinkle with grated cheese, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with scallions.