Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Chili - May be my new favorite

My friend at work gave me a recipe the other day (Waving to Natalie with a stupid grin). She said it was really good but not weird meat or anything. I assured her that Dr. Food and I don't always make weird stuff. Shut up! We don't.


It was really easy too. It also is very adaptable. I added pinto beans to this and it was great. Dr. Food was really liking it.

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See Nat? I don't always go all fancy pants. Rachel Ray calls for snotty Maytag Blue Cheese and I didn't want to spend that much so I bought the cheaper stuff. You know what else? I ate out of the pot. I didn't even bother with a bowl.

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See? So, I am not all like Mrs Meat or Mrs Fancy Panties. I am just a down to earth gal who likes miniture cows and lemurs. What was that you said Nat? I am the new girl at work that annoys you? Oh well. Too bad. I did make your recipe and I have to say that I owe you a good one back. Hey, I got it!

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I can share with you. Follow me here Nat. I got this big package in the mail the other day.

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It was well wrapped and it was from my friend Neal (waving to Neal my internets friend).

Nat? Know what was in it?

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Pig Liver, heart and Caul (which is a fancy word for fat).

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Or I could share my fancy stuff with you. This is Rillette. It is made out of Pork and more Pork. No? Ok then I owe ya a recipe.

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Thanks for this one.



Printable Version

Buffalo Chicken Chili
adapted from Rachel Ray

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
2 pounds all-white meat ground chicken breast
1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 ribs celery, finely chopped
5 large cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon smoked paprika (it is a strong taste so Natalie used less. I used the whole amount)
1 bay leaf
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups chicken stock
1/4 to 1/2 cup hot sauce, depending on how hot you like it (I used Franks)
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 7-ounce bag yellow corn chips
1 7-ounce bag blue corn chips
3/4 pound blue cheese, crumbled, recommended type Maytag Blue (pffft, you don't need Maytag for this)
I also put more blue cheese in the chili itself

Preparation
Preheat oven to 375°F or broiler to medium

Place a large pot over medium-high heat, add 1 turn of the pan of EVOO, about 1 tablespoon, and the butter. Once the butter has melted and the pot is hot, add the ground chicken. Brown it, using the back of a wooden spoon to break it up in to small pieces, about 5-6 minutes. Add the carrot, onion, celery, garlic, paprika, bay leaf and some salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken stock and scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pot. Add the hot sauce, tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes, and bring up to a bubble. Simmer for 8-10 minutes to let the flavors come together.

While the chili is simmering, spread the yellow and blue corn chips out on a cookie sheet. Top with the crumbled blue cheese and transfer to the oven to melt the cheese, about 4-5 minutes. If using the broiler, 2-3 minutes should do the trick. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.

Top each serving of buffalo chicken chili with a few blue cheese-topped corn chips.

8 comments:

  1. Oh yum. :-) My husband would LOVE this. I might just have to make it up this weekend, he'd be in heaven!

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  2. I have a delicious buffalo chicken chili recipe too! I feel like you can't go wrong with buffalo sauce! Here is a link to my version:

    http://savourthesensesblog.com/buffalo-chicken-chili-w-blue-cheese-garlic-bread/

    =)

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  3. You're too funny! Making me hungry too!

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  4. This looks awesome! I love chili and buffalo chicken so you are pulling at my heart strings! I can't wait to try this out at a tailgate with my lacrosse team

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  5. Now you are talking my language! Eating directly out of the pot! But you did lose me at the liver, heart and Rilette. Don't think I will be making a Rillette hat. LOVE reading your postings!

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  6. I can imagine this being delicious as I'm a lover of buffalo chicken in just about anyway I can get it, and blue cheese is one of my favorite cheeses :)

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  7. Want Rillette! And so jealous on your collection of offals.

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  8. That chili looks incredible. Eating out of the bowl is just downright environmental. I'm proud of you.

    Being jealous of offals is just plain weird (but that's just me).

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