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Green Chile Chili

Chili made from chilies made to be eaten while it’s chilly, perhaps before you travel to Chile? No?


  • 1 lb ground meat (we used chicken, but any meat will work)
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed and finely diced
  • 2 poblano peppers, chopped
  • 4 oz. can diced green chilies
  • 1/4 c pickled jalapenos, finely diced
  • 1/4 c green olives (the kind with the pimento inside)
  • 2 1/2 c chicken stock
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • s&p


In a large soup pot, brown the turkey. Add the onion & garlic, and let it sweat for a while, then add the rest of the ingredients. Let the chili simmer over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes, until everything has softened and come together. Serve with additional lime wedges and some avocado slices on top.


  1. about to try my hand at this right now, Ill let you know how it turns out. I made the chicken/squash soup last night and it was fantastic.

  2. Definitely not something for me to be eating before getting on a plane for a long trip to Chile. Yikes. :)

  3. This was our first go at Paleo chili. We both liked it with lots of avocado to add some smoothness and more fat. We’re also dairy users, and some shredded sharp cheddar made a delicious addition to this chili.

  4. This was DEEEELICIOUS!!! I roasted all my own chili’s & of course added all the seeds.. it was very spicy! I would recommend adding more meat however, I didn’t think 1 pound was enough and added another pound + .5 cups of chicken stock for the left overs.

  5. mike,
    yeah, cheddar and chili are known to hang out. folks who partake in more dairy will probably explore this option. thanks for the comment.

    we thought our meat ratio was ok but yours sounds delectable as well. i can’t think of a time i’ve ever said “hey! this dish has too much meat in it”. thanks SO much.

  6. BOOM! Thats what this said in my mouth!

  7. Hrm. When made in a crock pot, this was surprisingly flavorless. Less stock and more meat might help, but it mostly seems to need some herbs and/or spices.

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