Espinoso Pollo Chili

Try an authentically Mexican chicken chili recipe from the Pillsbury Test Kitchens Chili Cook-Off.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

Chili

1
tablespoon olive oil
1/2
cup chopped fresh cactus leaves
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
jar (16 oz) Old El Paso™ salsa verde
3
cups cubed cooked chicken
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
3
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
cup Mexican beer or nonalcoholic beer
1
teaspoon ground cumin

Garnishes, if desired

Sour cream
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Sliced green onions
Diced avocado
Chopped fresh cilantro
Corn chips

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook cactus, onion and garlic in oil about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cook uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve chili with garnishes.
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook cactus, onion and garlic in oil about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cook uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve chili with garnishes.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you can’t find fresh cactus, look for chopped cactus in the ethnic section of your grocery store or at a specialty market.

Buy a rotisserie chicken from the deli for the cooked chicken in this recipe. A 2-lb chicken will yield about 4 cups cubed.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
1230mg
1230%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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