Chicken Chili

Chicken chili is a hearty and filling dish that combines juicy chunks of chicken, beans, and an assortment of spices in a warm and comforting bowl.

This dish provides a satisfying meal perfect for any occasion, from a cozy night in with the family to a laidback dinner with friends. With its bold flavors and rich texture, chicken chili is a versatile dish that's easy to customize to your own taste. Whether you prefer it spicy or mild, with a side of cornbread or crackers, there's no denying that chicken chili is a classic comfort food that hits the spot every time.

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

1 hour




  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • shredded cheese, sour cream, and green onions for serving (optional)


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add the garlic and jalapeno peppers and cook for another minute.

  3. Add the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, and black pepper and stir to combine.

  4. Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.

  5. Stir in the kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, and chicken broth and bring to a boil.

  6. Reduce the heat and simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the chili is thickened, about 45 minutes.

  7. Serve hot, topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, and green onions if desired. Enjoy!


Customize the level of spiciness to your liking by adjusting the amount of chili powder and jalapeno peppers. Top with your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, and green onions.

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