Some of my favorite memories are coming off the slopes from a long day of skiing to a big bowl of steaming chili at the lodge. I grew up skiing in Deer Valley, Utah where the mountains are beautiful and their turkey chili is on point.
This recipe puts a unique twist on my childhood favorite, while still incorporating familiar smoky, southwestern flavors with my OOMPH! seasoning. True to it’s name, this seasoning blend takes any dish to the next level, but you can easily swap out by using a mixture of paprika, chili pepper, cumin, garlic powder, sage and coriander.
I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but this spicy green chili comes from the fabulous cook Debbie, my boyfriend Bennett’s mom. A Denver native, this is her go-to, one pot meal perfect for serving up after a long day on the slopes.
With Great Northern beans, rotisserie chicken and green chilies cooked in chicken stock and cream of chicken soup – all you need is a dollop of sour cream, grated Monterey jack and some extra jalapeños just before serving to top it all off. Enjoy!
In case you are interested in the infamous Deer Valley turkey chili, you can find their popular chili mix and OOMPH! chili seasoning here.
- 1 chicken (I use 1 rotisserie chicken )
- 1½ tsp white pepper
- 1 tablespoon OOMPH! (Deer Valley seasoning mix)
- 1 small yellow onion diced
- 2 cans (15 oz) Great Northern beans
- 15 oz chicken broth
- 2 small cans chopped green chilies
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 can jalapeño peppers and juice
- 1 jalapeño pepper minced - use less if you want to take down the heat level
- 2 tbs chopped fresh cilantro
- sour cream
- grated Monterey jack cheese
- olive oil
- Drizzle olive oil into a large pot. Over medium heat cook the diced onion until translucent. Chop the rotisserie chicken into small pieces and add to the pot. Season with white pepper and additional seasonings. Add remaining chili ingredients and simmer until hot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Can be made 24 hours in advance. Top with monterey jack cheese, sour cream and jalapeños.