Darren’s Champion Green Chili

Darren's Award Winning Green Chili

Darren’s Champion Green Chili won first place at the 2016 Denver Chili Fest. A simple recipe, it is bursting with flavor, colorful and is a no-fail recipe that can be used as a basis for many variations.

This chile verde won first place at the 2017 Denver Chili Fest. It is an easy recipe that can be used as a base for whatever variations you want. With colorful bell peppers (red, yellow, and orange), this is a particularly festive as well as flavorful chili.

In the photo, you can see this chili is very thick. You may want to add water to get the consistency you want. I made this with 2 lbs of Pueblo Hot chiles instead of 1 lb Pueblo Hot and 1 lb Hatch Hot. In the finished dish, I doubt that most people will be able to tell the difference. I also found I wanted to add more Kickin’ Chicken, so I probably put in more like 1 tsp rather than 1/2 tsp.

This is a recipe I’m likely to make over and over. And like most green chili recipes, it freezes very well.

Hope you enjoy this!

Darren's Champion Green Chili
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 2½ quarts
  • 2 lbs pork, cubed
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp Weber Kickin' Chicken Seasoning
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 lb roasted, peeled, & diced Pueblo Hot green chiles
  • 1 lb roasted, peeled & diced Hatch Hot green chiles
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 1-2 cups water
  1. In a large pot, brown pork in vegetable oil.
  2. Add garlic salt and Weber Kickin' Chicken Seasoning.
  3. Add flour, mix well and cook another couple minutes, then mix in ¼ cup water.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add more water as needed to get desired consistency.
  6. Add additional garlic salt and Kickin' Chicken seasoning to taste if you wish.
  7. Serve & enjoy!



Leave a Reply