Ranch-Style Chicken Chili

Rach mixes a medley of ingredients, including ground chicken, charred poblano peppers, spices and fresh herbs, for this new chili.


  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cumin (a couple of palmfuls)
  • 1 tablespoon coriander (a palmful)
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup dill, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chives or scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • 1 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • Fancy tortilla chips or baked tortilla chips, for dipping


Char the peppers over a gas flame or under the broiler with the oven door cracked to allow steam to escape. Place the charred peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to steam them. Let the peppers cool, then peel, seed and finely chop them.

Heat 2 tablespoons EVOO in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and brown and crumble the meat. Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook for 5 minutes to soften. Season with cumin and coriander, then stir in the chopped peppers. Add the stock and herbs and simmer for 5 minutes. Season with hot sauce, to taste.

Turn off the heat and stir in the sour cream to combine. Serve with chips alongside for dipping.

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