Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Friends of ours make an awesome Buffalo Chicken Pasta dish and an equally delicious Buffalo Chicken Dip. I stumbled upon this Buffalo Chicken Chili dish from Rachael Ray via another blogger. It's in her top 10 list. So I was excited to try another Buffalo Chicken-Themed dish. My husband loves Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches and I love to make chili so this was the perfect meeting of the two. It turned out great. It was very hot, so you might want to use less hot sauce. Makes about 4 to 6 servings. 

Nutritional Information (Based on 6 Servings w/ about 5 to 6 chips)

Calories: 275    Fat: 7.7   WW Points: 5.5     Points +: 6.5

2 tsp olive oil
1 tbs butter
1.5 lb chicken breast, cooked & shredded
1 cup carrot, grated
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
5 tsp garlic, minced (or 5 cloves)
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp bay leaves
salt & pepper
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup hot sauce (you might want to use less...)
15 oz. can of tomato sauce
15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup fat free mayo
20 to 30 tortilla chips
1/4 cup parsley leaves
1/4 cup blue cheese
ranch dressing

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Heat olive oil and the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat,
Once the butter is melted add the carrot, onion, celery, garlic, paprika, and bay leaves. 
Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add in the chicken and cook until lightly brown. 
Add the chicken broth, hot sauce, tomato sauce, mayo, and crushed tomatoes, then bring to a boil.
Simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes until liquid has evaporated and chili has thickened. 
Meanwhile, place a lot of tortilla chips on several greased cookie sheets, top with blue cheese and cook in oven for 4 to 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
Top with chopped parsley.
Then place in each serving of chili when it is finished cooking. 
Serve with ranch dressing and additional tortilla chips. 

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Leslie said...

This sounds delicious, but I have a question. Fat-free mayo is listed as one of the ingredients but I don't see where it is used. Do you mix it with the blue cheese and put that on top of the tortilla chips?

Jill said...

oops! No I added it to the chili when you add the chicken broth, hot sauce, tomato sauce, and crushed tomatoes. Before you bring it all to a boil. Thanks for catching that! I'll have to fix the post.

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