Mama-San Carol's Black Bean and Chicken Chili

Mama San Carol has been feeding the masses of her family for generations, mistress of the eternal happiness among her grandchildren for the savory recipes she has served up over the decades. She has graciously bequeathed the tasty recipe to us to pass along to our friends.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large red onion
2 large chicken breast (organic, if possible) cut into half-inch pieces
2 tablespoons chili powder
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (15-ounces) organic black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans (15-ounces) organic diced tomatoes
1 can (15-ounces) hot chili beans (organic if you can find 'em)
1 can (8-ounces) organic tomato sauce
1 and a half cups organic frozen corn
1 large green pepper, diced
3-quarter cup loosely packed cilantro, chopped


  1. In a large pot, (8 quarts) heat oil over medium flame, add the onion; cook until tender. Add the chicken pieces, chili powder and garlic; cook, stirring until chicken is slightly brown. Stir in black beans, tomatoes, chili beans, and tomato sauce. Heat to simmer, cover, and cook about 20 minutes.
  2. Add the corn, bell pepper, and cilantro; cook until heated through and vegetables are tender/crisp.

Season to taste if necessary.




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