Chicken & Black Bean Chili

by Country Spoon

A delicious and healthy chili that will warm you up and is very simple to make.  Perfect for a weeknight dinner or a game day –  prepare ahead of time and keep warm in a crock pot for easy entertaining. 

Chicken & Black Bean Chili:

2 large boneless/skinless chicken breasts – cut into 1 inch cubes

1  1/2 t. cumin

2 t. chili powder

1/2 t. cayenne pepper

1/2 t. salt

1/4 t. cinnamon

1 T. butter

2 cloves of garlic – minced

1 large yellow onion – chopped

1  24 oz. can of crushed or diced tomatoes

1  16 oz. can of black beans – drained & rinsed

2 c. frozen sweet corn – thawed

1/2 c. golden raisins

In a small bowl, combine chicken with cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and salt.  In a large heavy pan, melt 1 T. butter over medium heat.  Once the butter has melted, add the chicken and spices mixture.  Saute for 2 minutes then add onion and garlic.  Continue to saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in crushed tomatoes, black beans, corn and raisins.  Bring back to a simmer, cover and reduce heat to low heat.  Let simmer for about 15 minutes.  Serve hot as is or over wild rice. This is also great topped with shredded sharp cheddar cheese or diced avocado.  Stay warm!