It’s chili season once again and we couldn’t be happier!
Traditional red kidney bean chili using beef and a tomato base is always a favorite, but we also like to think outside the culinary box from time to time! That’s why we love this zesty and unique take on white chicken chili.
What makes this pot of chili really unique is its use of hominy. Hominy is dried corn kernels that has been soaked in a mineral bath, making it puff up and giving it a nice chewy texture. You can usually find it at your local grocery store with other canned goods.
This unique ingredient is often times used in southern American cuisine, like grits. Hominy is also frequently seen in Mexican cuisine because the treatment allows the corn to make masa and corn tortillas for tacos, tamales and more. With the addition of cilantro, lime juice, green peppers, corn and spices it isn’t too much of a stretch to think of this as a Mexican-style chili!
No matter what you want to call it, we call it delicious!
Like any great chili recipe, there’s great versatility in how you can prepare it! If you need a quick meal, you can prepare this recipe on your stovetop in around 30 minutes. If you have some extra time and want to let all the flavors and spices mingle for a bit? Prepare it in your slow cooker!
We used chicken in this recipe, but these flavors would also pair equally well with pork or beef. Spice up your chili routine with this unique recipe tonight!