Picante Chicken Chili


A delicious low-fat chili with a kick! We make it every year for our Halloween block party. You can adjust any of the flavors to your liking and it always turns out fantastic. Top with cheese, sour cream, and cilantro. Great when made ahead to let the flavors meld. Freezes well too!

bowl of picante chicken chili
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ teaspoons vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 1 large white onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed

  • 2 cups picante sauce

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon dried sage

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, undrained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, undrained

  • 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies


  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add chicken; cook and stir until mostly opaque, about 5 minutes. Add picante sauce, wine, cumin, sage, and bay leaf. Stir in black beans and pinto beans. Add tomatoes and chiles; simmer until flavors meld, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
6g Fat
31g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 1193mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 30mg 152%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 798mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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