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Chicken Bratwurst Chili.

Chicken Bratwurst Chili.

            I love to make chili and my family loves to eat it. I make it a little differently each time but I have a few techniques that I always use when I make it. In the recipe you will see that it calls for four cans of beans. You can use any kind of bean, I just like to add in different varieties.

1 onion, minced
2 tbsp. olive oil
6 large bratwurst, removed from casing
2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 regular package mushrooms
4 cans of beans
1 46oz container spicy V-8
2 sm. or 1 lg. can of diced tomatoes
½ c. red wine
2 c. frozen corn
1 tsp. saracha
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. coriander
½ tsp. oregano
1 tbsp. chili powder
2 c. heavy cream or half and half
various toppings

            Put the olive oil in a large pot. Add the onion, chicken, mushrooms, and bratwurst and heat on medium, stirring often until they begin to brown. Add the garlic, then the V-8, wine, beans, tomatoes, corn, saracha, pepper, pepper flakes, coriander, oregano, and chili powder. Once this all comes to a boil, put the heat on medium low and cook for about an hour, stirring occasionally. To finish, add the heavy cream and stir it in. My kids love putting on the toppings. The possibilities are endless, but here are some of our favorites: Diced red onion, diced white onion, shredded cheddar cheese, saracha, chopped cilantro, chopped scallions, avocado, and sour cream. Enjoy!

            Little Luni Ratings:
            10 out of 10 for all three of them. They love chili!


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