Rachael Ray Tailgate Recipes: Green Tortilla Chili

November 4, 2010 1:19:38 PM PDT

1 rotisserie chicken, stripped and shredded
or 1 to 1 1/2 pounds leftover roast turkey meat, shredded
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 large onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
1 rounded tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 16-ounce jar tomatillo salsa
1 beer, any brand you like
1 quart chicken stock
4 handfuls tortilla chips, divided
1 handful cilantro leaves
Juice of 2 limes

Heat a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat with the EVOO. Cook onions, garlic, and jalapeño until soft, about 4 minutes. Add chili powder and cumin, and cook for another minute. Add the tomatillo salsa, beer and stock. Bring up to a bubble and add in the shredded chicken. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, grind 2 handfuls of the tortilla chips and the cilantro leaves in a food processor.  Add this mixture to the chili and continue cooking until it thickens, about 8-10 minutes.

When ready to serve, add in the lime juice and serve with some whole corn tortilla chips alongside.

6 servings


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