Meet the Sullivans: Sullivan Family Favorite: Creamy Chicken Chili Recipe

March 26, 2013

Sullivan Family Favorite: Creamy Chicken Chili Recipe

This Creamy Chicken Chili recipe quickly became a family favorite last Fall when I stumbled upon it while perusing around Samma's great blog. She posted it years ago and I think she original found it on Eat, Live, Run. Sometimes I adapt the recipe just a tiny bit to fit our liking--no green chilies or by using ground turkey. I think what I like most about this recipe is that it uses pureed oven roasted cauliflower for it's creamy texture. And I think it bodes incredibly well for this chili to add that Owen gobbles it up by the spoonful, and he's my picky eater!

Creamy Chicken Chili
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1 head cauliflower
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
1lb ground chicken
1 onion, diced
3-4 cloves garlic
2 cans cannellini
14.5 ounces chicken broth (plus an additional 1/2 cup)

2 7-ounce cans chopped green chilies
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 cup milk
8 ounce reduced fat sour cream

1. Heat the oven to 400.  Break apart the cauliflower and toss with a couple tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Roast on a baking sheet until browned- about 25 minutes.

2. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add chopped onion and sauté for about six minutes, or until the the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another three minutes. Add chicken and stir. If using ground chicken (or turkey) stir and cook until browned and no longer pink.

3. Add the beans, spices, chicken broth and green chilies and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for thirty minutes.

4. Meanwhile, remove the cauliflower from  the oven and put in a large bowl.  Add a 1/2 cup of chicken broth, and puree with an immersion blender (or put in a blender).  Add to the chili and cook another 10-15 minutes.

5. Turn off the heat and add the sour cream and half & half. Serve with cheddar cheese and additional sour cream to top.

Yum! Enjoy!


Samma said...

Thanks! I am so glad you like the cauliflower added in- that was my adaptation- love those extra veggies!

Jenny @ said...

Thanks for sharing. Excited to try this!