– 1 ½ lb. Boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs – 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil or ghee – 1 medium onion diced – 2 cloves garlic. minced – 1 medium bell pepper any color; diced – 1 small jalapeno seeds removed, finely diced (optional for those that like it spicy) – 2 Tbsp mild salsa for Whole30/Paleo-make sure it’s sugar-free, read the label (add more to your taste) – 1 tsp chili pepper optional for those that like it spicy (ground chili pepper is VERY spicy so start with less and add more if you like more heat) – 2 tsp ground cumin – 1 tsp dried oregano – 1 tsp salt plus more to taste – ½ tsp black pepper – 2-3 cups organic chicken broth or homemade bone broth – 1 14- ounce can full-fat coconut milk* – Juice of ½ lime – ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped – For the topping – Fresh cilantro or parsley – lime wedges for garnish – 1/2 cup diced red onion – 1 avocado halved, seeded, peeled and sliced
Cook time:7 hrs
Are there beans in an authentic chili? The answer is no! There are no beans in a true chili. A true chili is made without beans in Texas. It is a beef cooked up with the sauce made up mostly of chilies. The term 'chili' is short for 'chili con carne,' which in Spanish means chilies with meat. So, chili peppers with meat...and that is it!
Can I add beans to this chili? Yes, you could certainly add beans. If you do decide to add beans, it will not be Paleo or Whole30 (or Keto friendly). But if you're tying to add some fiber to your diet, go ahead and add in the beans of your choice.
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