Chunky Chicken Picadillo Chili

So versatile, you can't beat the convenience of this ever-popular Latin American chili dish. Serve in a bowl topped with grated cheese, sour cream and cilantro, or combine with rice and use as a filling for tortillas. See our Picadillo Wraps recipe for details.


2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch chunks
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large chopped onion
4 cloves minced garlic
2 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) undrained Mexican style diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chipotle salsa or medium heat salsa
3/4 cup Natural Raisins
1 can (16 ounces) drained red or black beans
Optional chopped cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream

COMBINE cumin, chili powder, salt, and cinnamon.
COAT chicken evenly with seasonings.
oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
onion and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
chicken and garlic. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
in tomatoes, salsa and raisins. Bring to a simmer.
and simmer 10 minutes.
in beans.
COVER and continue to simmer 5 minutes.
SERVE with desired toppings.

Makes 6 servings, about 8 cups.