Easy Chicken Chili

By Rena |

Looking for a delicious Chili recipe? Try this Easy Chicken Chili Recipe and you will come back and thank me for this recipe. Full of flavor and loaded with chicken. Perfect comforting meal for that cold winter night.

chicken chili recipe

The cold weather here in Michigan is finally rolling in and this Easy to make Chicken Chilli Recipe has been my go-to recipe recently. It is so comforting and filling and my kids love it. It is bursting with flavor seriously one of the best chili recipes I’ve ever had.

Also, if you’re looking for more chili recipes, why not also try my delicious Homemade Beef Chili or my Easy Vegetarian Bean Chili!

why you’ll love this easy chicken chili

  • Rich and delicious. Made with succulent shredded chicken, chicken broth, and a host of other goodies, this Easy Chicken Chili has deep flavors that are bound to satisfy.
  • An easy chili recipe. No need for a long cook, this foolproof chili is a one-pot meal that goes from pantry to table in 30 mins!
  • A healthier chili. Protein-packed chicken, black beans and veggies it’s a chili that’s loaded with goodness.

ingredients you’ll need

  • Shredded chicken or turkey
  • Olive oil
  • Sweet onion
  • Red bell pepper
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Chicken or turkey broth
  • Can black beans
  • Can sweet corn
  • Seasoning: Chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano, chili flakes, sea salt, and pepper.

how to make this easy chicken chili

  • Sauté the veggies – First, heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, peppers, garlic, and sauté until tender, 5-7 minutes.
  • Cook the chili – Next, stir in beans, corn, tomatoes, broth, chicken or turkey, and spices. Lower the heat and simmer for about 12-15 minutes or until the chili thickens and flavors blend.
  • Finally, garnish, serve, and enjoy!
chicken chili recipe

recipe notes and tips

  • To save time, use a store-bought rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken that you have on hand.
  • You can, of course, roast or pan fry the chicken and shred that, if you wish.
  • You can sub chicken for ground turkey, or ground beef.
  • Olive or avocado oil is good.
  • You can use any broth you have handy.
  • If you are watching your salt intake, opt for low sodium chicken broth and low sodium canned beans.
  • Skip the cheese and other dairy toppings for a lactose-free option
  • For a vegan option, use vegetable broth and skip the chicken.
  • If topping with shredded cheese, ideally shred your own. Also, pre-shredded cheese doesn’t melt that well.
  • Increase or decrease the chili flakes, depending on the spice level you’d like.
easy chicken chili recipe

faq’s

what are the best toppings for this easy chicken chili?

We all have our fave toppings for chili, here’s some of the most popular:

  • Shredded cheese – jack or jalapeno cheddar works great.
  • Cubed avocado
  • Tortilla chips or strips
  • Cilantro
  • Green onions
  • Sour cream
  • Greek yogurt
  • Sliced jalapenos (remove the seeds and ribs if you don’t want a lot of heat)
  • Salsa verde

what to serve with chili

This Easy Chicken Chili recipe is great on its own, in a big bowl, but if you want it even heartier you can – of course – serve it with some brown rice, or if you want to keep the carbs down you can go for Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice.

Also, cornbread would also be great to mop up all that lovely sauce!

storing this chili

Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze for up to 3 months.

can i freeze this easy chicken chili?

This chili freezes very well. Just make sure to chill your chili completely in the refrigerator first, before transferring to the freezer for longer-term storage. Also, you can freeze the leftovers in portions so they can be reheated one by one whenever you need them.

easy chili recipe
easy chili

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Easy chicken chili recipe

Easy Chicken Chili

This Easy to make chili is loaded with chicken, hearty, healthy and a perfect meal for a cold night.  
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 422kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Shredded Chicken or Turkey
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Sweet Onion diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes (15 oz )
  • 2 Cups Chicken or Turkey Broth
  • 1 (15oz) Can Black Beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 Cup Frozen Sweet Corn ( or 15 oz can ) rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Flakes
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • Shredded cheese, avocado, tortilla chips, cilantro, sour cream, greek yogurt, sliced jalapeno etc.

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, peppers, garlic and sauté until tender, 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir in beans, corn, tomatoes, broth, chicken or turkey, and spices. Lower the heat and simmer for about 12-15 minutes or until the chili thickens and flavors blend.
  • Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Add favorite toppings and enjoy!

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Notes

  • To save time, use a store-bought rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken that you have on hand.
  • You can, of course, roast or pan fry the chicken and shred that, if you wish.
  • You can sub chicken for ground turkey, or ground beef.
  • Olive or avocado oil is good.
  • You can use any broth you have handy.
  • If you are watching your salt intake, opt for low sodium chicken broth and low sodium canned beans.
  • Skip the cheese and other dairy toppings for a lactose-free option
  • For a vegan option, use vegetable broth and skip the chicken.
  • If topping with shredded cheese, ideally shred your own. Pre-shredded cheese doesn’t melt that well.
  • Increase or decrease the chili flakes, depending on the spice level you’d like.
 
Storage:
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 690mg | Potassium: 911mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1425IU | Vitamin C: 64.9mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 4mg
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