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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.  
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Low Fat
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 422kcal
Author Rena


  • 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


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


  • 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!



  • 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.
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.


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