[Quick, Easy & Delicious] / by Elise Joseph


My cute hubs is a huge chili fan. I was determined to find a really good recipe, and this one turned out wonderfully last week. I'm not too much of a cook {although you'd think I would be with all the food shows that I watch} and am always looking for quick and simple recipes.

This Whole Foods recipe was so yummy and just the right mix of sweet {from the corn} and spicy {but not too spicy - from the sauce}. A perfect, comforting dish for the new season. Bon Appétit!

Spicy Corn & Chicken Chili
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
Cayenne powder to taste
1 pound ground chicken breast
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce - I used Trader Joe's marinara sauce
1/2 cup mild or medium salsa
1 (16-ounce) bag frozen corn kernels, or 3 cups fresh corn kernels
Salt to taste
1/3 cup chopped cilantro

In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently until onions are translucent. Stir in chili powder, oregano, cumin, coriander and cayenne and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Add chicken. Stir to break up and brown for 3 minutes. Add tomato sauce, 1 cup water {I halved this for thicker chili}, salsa and corn. Season with salt, then bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring often, until flavors have melded and chili is thick. Stir in cilantro and serve.