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Rach says: Like Enchilada Suizas? This dinner in a bowl is even easier and made with rotisserie chicken so it’s super-fast, too.



  • 2 large poblano peppers
  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced or chopped
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded for mild or with seeds and ribs for spicy (or 2 serrano peppers)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin, a scant palmful
  • 1 tablespoon coriander, a scant palmful
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • Two 11-14 ounce cans crushed fire-roasted tomatillos, or canned tomatillos
  • 1 can pinto beans, or white beans
  • A drizzle of light agave, or honey
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, or flat-leaf parsley, chopped
For the toppings (optional)
  • Grated Monterey Jack cheese , or Pepper Jack and Swiss cheeses
  • Mexican crema, or sour cream
  • Tortilla chips, corn or flour (or strips)
  • Red onions, thinly sliced
  • Pickled sliced jalapeno pepper rings


Serves: 4


Heat broiler to high or, if you have a gas stove, turn on a burner to medium-high. Char poblano peppers all over, then place in bowl and cover to cool. Peel and seed, then chop peppers.

Meanwhile, remove skin from chicken. Pull meat into bite-sized pieces and discard bones.  

In a Dutch oven or large deep skillet, heat olive oil, 2 turns of the pan, add onion, garlic and jalapeño or serrano peppers, and season with salt and pepper. Stir 4-5 minutes to soften, then add cumin and coriander, and stir a minute more. Add stock, tomatillos, beans and chicken and bring to bubble. Lower heat and simmer a few minutes. Add the honey, juice of 1 lime, cilantro or parsley, and chopped poblano peppers to the chili and adjust salt and pepper. Serve chili in shallow bowls with toppings of choice.