Caribbean Chicken Chili

Spicy, flavorful, and simple to make, this Caribbean Chicken Chili will give you a taste of the islands in your own kitchen!

My husband loves jerk. Jerk chicken, jerk burgers, jerk shrimp, etc. I’m not a huge fan, but I’ll try anythingalmost anything once. Also, we went to Jamaica on our honeymoon so I have some fond memories of jerk.

Caribbean Chicken Chili

Spicy, flavorful, and simple to make, this Caribbean Chicken Chili will give you a taste of the islands in your own kitchen!

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Ingredients:

1 medium size sweet onion, finely chopped
about 1 cup diced bell peppers (I used a mixture of green and red).
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken
1 teaspoon jerk seasoning
2 cans (15.5 ounces each) white beans drained and rinsed
3 cups chicken stock or broth
Dash of hot pepper sauce, more to taste
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream (optional)
Chopped fresh chives, cilantro leaves and/or diced mango and red bell pepper for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place the olive oil in a 4-quart sauce-pan over medium heat. Add the onion and bell peppers and cook, stirring until soft, 3 minutes. Add the chicken and jerk seasoning and cook, stirring, until the chicken is coated with the seasoning, 1 minute longer. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the beans, and the chicken broth or stock, and hot pepper sauce. Place pan over high heat until the liquid comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the chili simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the cream to the chili, if desired, stir, cover, and cook two minutes longer. Serve with garnishes if desired.

adapted from The Dinner Doctor by Anne Byrn (p.110-111)

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Verdict: I wasn’t too fond of it. I prefer my white chicken chili, but that is a post for another day. I actually didn’t even eat any of it and ordered a pizza sub from Jet’s later. I think I was just in a mood. It wasn’t inedible by any means. I think the jerk seasoning ruined it for me.
Husband’s take: He liked it, said it tasted just like my white chicken chili (it didn’t). He had leftovers for lunch, which was good, because as I mentioned, I didn’t eat any of it.
Changes I would make: Even though Ben liked this, I probably won’t make it again.
Difficulty: Piece of cake. Sensing a trend? I gravitate towards simple recipes!

Served with: Tortilla chips

What I am eating right now: Popcorn and Great Lakes Brewing Co. Commodore Perry IPA

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  1. The picture is of hubby and I on our honeymoon in case that was unclear!

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