Now that cool fall evenings have returned, nothing beats a hot bowl of chili for dinner. But if you think chili isn't a possibility on a busy weeknight, this chipotle chicken recipe is here to prove you wrong. It comes together in 20 minutes on the stovetop and delivers all the smoky, comforting goodness of chili that's been simmering all day.
The author uses a rotisserie chicken here, which is a smart way to cut down on cooking time. Simply pick one up on your way home from work and you're well on your way to a hearty dinner.
This soup also makes use of pantry staples like boxed chicken stock; canned beans, chipotles in adobo, fire-roasted tomatoes, and tomato sauce; and ground cumin. An onion, garlic, and some peppers (poblano and bell) round out the chili and give it some fresh texture, while the toppings allow everyone to customize the meal to their liking.
In under 30 minutes you can ladle this chili into bowls and serve with avocado, cheese, red onion, cilantro, sour cream, tortilla chips — whatever your heart desires! It's a reliable, crowd-pleasing recipe to turn to all fall and winter long.
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