Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Chipotle-Kissed Chicken, Red Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

I've been inspired by Gluten-free Homemaker's "What’s for dinner? Wednesday" to do better about posting my recipes. And I'm really excited to be able to try out and share this new one!

Chipotle-Kissed Red Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

1 1/3 cup dry kidney beans
2 T olive oil
2 medium-sized yellow onion, chopped
2 medium-sized red bell pepper, chopped
2 large garlic clove, minced
1 T chili powder
3 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
2 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes (can use 28oz if you really like tomatoes)
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cubed chicken breast, raw
2 T minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, or to taste

1. Soak the kidney beans overnight. Drain, rinse, and return to crockpot.
2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and pepper. Cover. Cook until softened; about 5 minutes.
3. Transfer the mixture to a 4 - 6 qt. slow cooker (I have a 4-quart, and it is very full!). Add all other ingredients except the chipotle peppers. Season with salt. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
4. When ready to serve, stir the chipotles in to the chili. Taste and adjust seasonings.

I have been wanting to make this recipe for a very, very long time, but could not for the life of me find a can of chipotle peppers that did not have soy in them. I found some by Goya yesterday, but they have that ever elusive general "vinegar" in them. I read from a blog that these are gluten-free, but I could not verify it on Goya's site. Since we are just wheat free (soy & dairy free too) and Bear can tolerate vinegar, this is not a huge deal for us. However, I JUST found this link on how to make your own gluten-free chipotle peppers!

I am making this recipe now for the first time, so I may come back and make comments or adjustments later.


thewholegang said...

I love chipotle! I often give up trying to find the right can so I use the ground chipotle powder from Penzeys spices. Nice flavor and I know it's gluten free. Thanks for this Chili!

Carrie @ said...

this sounds SO delicious!! i just LOVE sweet potatoes and chipotle!!

Anonymous said...

Love chipotle. It is hard reading labels and finding things when you have multiple food allergies/issues. Diane's Penzey's sounds like a good thing to have on hand if the search for canned fails.

Anonymous said...

Sound yummy, I'm going to have to use my crock pot more often. We love chipotle. I'll maybe try making my own, I can only tolerate a small amount of vinegar so will see. Thanks for the recipe and link.

Brenna Kater, the Oceanskater said...

I forgot to make a mental note of whether or not the other chipotle with soy in them also had vinegar. I'll check next time.

Linda said...

This sounds very interesting (in a good way). It's not my typical type of dish, but I'd like to try it if I can convince my husband to eat it. He generally doesn't like sweet potatoes or peppers.

Brian said...

I've really gotten into chipotle peppers over the last couple years. This recipe looks great. I'll have to try it soon. Thanks for sharing.