This is my grandmother's recipe for chili and the only one I make for my family now since we all love it so much. This recipe is great after it has sat overnight in the fridge as well. The flavors blend nicely over time. Garnish with shredded cheese or other ingredients to you're liking.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until soft. Stir black beans, diced tomatoes, chicken, chili seasoning, cumin, salt, and pepper through the onion, breaking up large pieces of chicken until shredded; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, and cook at a simmer until hot, about 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

380 calories; 10 g total fat; 29 mg cholesterol; 2377 mg sodium. 48 g carbohydrates; 26.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2013
I needed a quick "something different" and I found it!! I love this recipe so easy to make and delicious!!! I didn't use the olive oil just light country crock to saute the onions and chicken it is so wonderful my kids love it too. Thanks so much it will not be the last time I make this quick and awesome chili!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2018
I was really disappointed. Based on the reviews I thought it would be better. Everyone is different though. All 4 of us just thought it was ok nothing great. Maybe it will taste better tomorrow when it has sat overnight. It was very easy to make. I will say that. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2013
I needed a quick "something different" and I found it!! I love this recipe so easy to make and delicious!!! I didn't use the olive oil just light country crock to saute the onions and chicken it is so wonderful my kids love it too. Thanks so much it will not be the last time I make this quick and awesome chili!!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2013
I needed a quick "something different" and I found it!! I love this recipe so easy to make and delicious!!! I didn't use the olive oil just light country crock to saute the onions and chicken it is so wonderful my kids love it too. Thanks so much it will not be the last time I make this quick and awesome chili!!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2014
Used ground beef added 1 tomato sauce and corn. 1/2 cup of water and put in crock pot. Was great. My family enjoyed as well. Def will make again. Will try chicken next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2016
Grandma's Chicken & Black Bean Chili Haiku: "Change name to 'Kirkland.' Found this on their chicken can but DANG it is good." I've actually made this recipe several times over the past few years and love it for its ease; only on my most recent batch (which I made a day in advance and re-simmered in my dutch oven for 4 hrs. b4 serving w/ cheddar cheese fritos and plain Greek yogurt on top) did I notice that the attached recipe list on the cans of Kirkland chicken from Costco included an identical recipe. Hey Grandma or Mr. or Mrs. Kirkland - your chili is great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2017
I'm surprised - everyone loved it but me. I didn't like the canned chicken because I thought it lacked flavor. Guess I won't use my other complicated recipe if they all like this easy recipe just as much! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2018
I was really disappointed. Based on the reviews I thought it would be better. Everyone is different though. All 4 of us just thought it was ok nothing great. Maybe it will taste better tomorrow when it has sat overnight. It was very easy to make. I will say that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2015
This was a very great chicken chili. The only changes I made was I added a can of kidney beans with the black beans and I used fresh chicken that we raised. I would definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2017
This was excellent! I used frozen diced onion (and frozen diced bell peppers) b/c I was in a hurry. I did add small can of tomato sauce and since I didn't have chili seasoning I used chili powder. I also used some left over baked chicken from the night before. Quick and easy and the longer I simmered it the better it tasted! Read More