Chicken Chili

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 25, 2024

Embark on a culinary journey with this heartwarming Chicken Chili recipe. Perfect for cozy evenings, this dish balances rich flavors and comforting textures. Get ready to impress your palate and guests alike with this simple yet flavorful creation.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Serving Size

  • Serves 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado, lime wedges

Directions

  1. Sauté Onions and Garlic: In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Brown the Chicken: Increase the heat to medium-high, add ground chicken to the pot. Cook until the chicken is browned, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add Vegetables and Spices: Add red and green bell peppers, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  4. Simmer: Reduce heat to low, cover, and let the chili simmer for about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Add Cilantro: After 30 minutes, check the seasoning and adjust if necessary. Add the chopped cilantro and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Serve: Serve hot with your choice of toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped avocado, or a squeeze of lime.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

NutrientAmount
Calories320 kcal
Protein28g
Carbohydrates22g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars5g
Fat12g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium400mg

This Chicken Chili is not just a dish, but a comforting experience, promising to warm you up from the inside. Enjoy your culinary creation!