It was a cold and rainy day here in Minnesota, so I decided I'd look for a chicken chili recipe. I'm sorry I chose this one. First of all, it turns out much more like soup than chili. It's not thick at all. It is also not spicy in the least. I added more chili powder and cumin also added ancho chili powder and smoked paprika. Then it tasted too gritty, so I added fresh lime juice to cut the grittiness. That made it slightly better. I dished it up over rice like someone suggested. My husband and I ate two bites and looked at each other disappointed. I said it's missing something. My husband said - tomatoes. Then I realized this chili recipe has no tomatoes. How strange. I added a can of tomato paste. That really helped. It thickened it and added flavor. I should have stopped there, but I had many fresh tomatoes to use up, so I added to fresh chopped tomatoes. That seemed to dull the flavor a bit, so I added more chili powder. I dished it up and we each tried to eat it again. It was better, but definitely it was still just in the okay category. We discussed how it lacked flavor and I realized I always use some sausage in my regular chili. So I pulled out two Andouille sausages for more flavor. They might have improved it slightly, but it was hard to tell because by that point I had an extremely large pot of okay chili. Uggh! It was the ever expanding recipe gone wrong. It just didn't work for me.
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It was a cold and rainy day here in Minnesota, so I decided I'd look for a chicken chili...