Contributed by: NAPSA
A "Chili" Night Calls For A "Bowl of Red"
(NAPSA) - Ever since chili was first written about in 1828, there has been an endless search for the best "bowl of red."
What is the most popular finishing touch for chili? Cheddar cheese is the clear favorite, with 47 percent of people adding this topping to their chili. Looking at the different regions of the country, crushed tortilla chips or crackers are a hit in the South and Midwest, preferred 25 percent and 24 percent, respectively. Sixteen percent of the West likes to finish off a "bowl of red" with onions.
When asked how they like their chili, more than half of all adults surveyed said "hot and spicy." One-third opt for "mild," while 11 percent prefer a "sweet and tangy" taste. So when the mood for chili strikes, you can try a recipe likely to please your entire bunch-one that is both spicy and tangy.
To begin, place chicken in a large, shallow dish. Combine vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves and ground red pepper.
Pour mixture over chicken, tossing to coat. Cover and refrigerate four hours, stirring occasionally.
Transfer chicken and marinade to heavy skillet, add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove chicken and set aside. Bring liquid to a boil, uncovered, until reduced to 1/2 cup.
Stir in chili and chicken. Simmer until thoroughly heated. Serve in bowls with shredded cheese.
Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings
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