This is a great variation of chili if you want a change from the traditional beef. I had folks asking me for the recipe. If you want to make it thicker you can add 2 cups of the cheese directly into the chili. I did back off the on the cayenne to 1/8 tsp. and added 1/8 tsp. of ground cloves.
We loved this recipe and it was easy to convert to vegetarian. I used no-chicken broth and quron chik and for fat content-a stick of butter stirred in at the very end of cooking.
I tried this when looking for something different to do with chicken. I gave this 3 stars because to me this wasn't a chili. I found it to be more of a soup. The flavor was great but I was looking for something thicker. Next time I will try crushing up some tortillas to see if that will give it a thicker consitency and when I am looking for a soup with a little kick I will go for this.