A Chicken Recipe With Black Beans, Cheese, & Green Chilies

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Black beans, cheese and green chilies all come together to form a really wonderful chicken recipe that you will love. Get a chicken recipe that contains black beans, cheese and green chilies with help from a longtime experienced chef in this free video clip.

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Benvenuti amici, welcome to Isabella's Bella Cucina. My name is Isabella Morgia di Vicari, and I'm going to teach you to make the most fantastic black bean chicken chili. Now, take a look at these beautiful ingredients. First of all, the incredible color in itself should make you famished, just by looking at it. The beautiful tomatoes, formadora, remember, black beans, not out of a can in my kitchen. Alright, chunks of chicken,beautiful corn, cilantro, lime, cumin, onions, chili. We've got a lot here in our plate and we're going to have a lot more in that pot. But it's going to take just a few steps and you're going to have the most amazing chili in less than 30 minutes. So, let's get started. So, here we go, I've got the stove right now. I'm going to add a little bit of olive oil to our pan, and I'm going to drop right now, these nice onions, ooh, into that sizzle. I'm going to make sure we stir these well, we certainly don't want to burn them. Let's lower that just a little, o.k. At the same time, I'm going to throw in some garlic, I'm gong to smash that up just a little, watch that thing form flying away, put that back on here. Now, to keep this flying when you're chopping, put that kosher salt right on the top and just cut this nice and fine, and chop it nice and fine. Oh, that looks good. I'm going to put that in there, stir it up,and drop your chunks of chicken. Now, I've got to tell you, we use chicken breasts here, boneless chicken breasts. But I've got to tell you, boneless chicken thighs are fabulous in this dish as well. I love dark meat, it just seems to have so much more flavor and it just seems to be more moist and more flavorful in any recipe, when it comes a chili, especially. Or, chicken tacos, you'll love it, try the thigh meat. O.k., so, here we go, I'm just going to saute that for about five minutes. In the meantime, we're going to drop a few other ingredients in there, after we get most of the pinkness out of here. So, we're just stirring the chicken up right now, with the garlic and the onions for about five minutes. And now, we're going to add some tomatoes. You can use crushed tomatoes, whole tomatoes, either way, they're going to break up. And all I'm going to do right this moment, is add some of the black beans. Now, if you don't have fresh black beans made, you can go ahead and use canned black beans and that'll work too. I need to add some of this chicken stock. It'd always good to have chicken stock made, you never know when you're going to need it. Chicken stock is great to stretch a recipe, it's great to add flavor. So, I've got about a cup in there right now, let's just stir it up. We're going to actually bring this to a boil. Now, while that's coming to a boil, I'm going to add this beautiful corn, I love corn. Now, you can use canned corn, or you can get freshly shucked corn and do it yourself. And right now, what an incredible way to get corn, and fresh corn in this recipe. Look at these beautiful colors, already. Alright, need some fresh chili, get those in can, I'm going to move a little bit of crushed red pepper, a little bit or oregano and a little bit of comino, cumin. And of course, chili powder, throw the whole thing in, why not. A little bit of kosher salt, let's give it a stir. Now, I'm going to get these beautiful handful of cilantro. Cilantro is such a significant ingredient that adds such a unique flavor to any of your Spanish dishes, I love it. Now, watch what happens, we're going to bring this to a boil. After it boils, you let it simmer for about, another fifteen, twenty minutes, and this baby is done. But you know what I forgot, the lime, we need to have a little lime in there. That was one juicy lime, let's squeeze a little bit in, that's good. I love the freshness of lemon and lime in any, in any recipe, just adds such a brightness to it, I love it. Now, you noticed that I put these tomatoes in, whole, they're breaking up already. And I love chunks of fresh tomatoes in my chili as well. Now, we're going to let this cook down and in a few minutes, we're going to plate this, add with a little bit of cheddar, a little bit of fresh cilantro. And you're going to have a dish you'll never forget. So, let's go plate it. Now, look at this absolutely beautiful bowl of black bean chili, with fresh corn and chicken and cilantro, chunks of fresh tomato, it doesn't get much better than this. Now, of course, I love my formaggio, I would put a little bit of fresh mozzarella, I would put a little bit of beautiful cheddar, Monterey Jack, whatever your pleasure is. And of course, you can't forget those beautiful herbs at the very end, just a few, just to top it off. And of course, I never serve anything that I don't taste first. So, let's see what we've got, oh, I want a piece of this chicken and the corn and the bean. Um, I love the chunkiness of the vegetables in there, I love the pieces of chicken and all that cilantro comes through. And that little bit of lime that we squeezed in at the very end, brings such a brightness to this. I mean, it just really screams, olé. So, back to you, bring your family, buen provecho, and we'll see you next time, grazie, ciao.


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