Chicken and Black Bean Chili


This a recipe I came up with after getting a few ideas from a friend. The combination of chipotle and cilantro really complete this chili.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

  • 3 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch pieces

  • sea salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste

  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin, or to taste

  • 1 dried chipotle chili pepper, ground into powder

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced

  • 5 cups water

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, undrained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, undrained

  • 1 (11 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 1 teaspoon green pepper sauce (e.g., Tabasco®)

  • 1 (6 ounce) can roasted garlic tomato paste

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place chicken in the pot; brown on all sides. Season with sea salt, chili powder, cumin, ground chipotle, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix in onion, green bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper. Pour in about 3 cups water, and continue cooking 10 minutes, until about 1/2 the water has evaporated.

  2. Mix the kidney beans, black beans, and corn into the pot. Season with green pepper sauce. Reduce heat to low, and mix in remaining 2 cups water and tomato paste. Simmer, stirring occasionally 30 minutes, or until thickened. Top with cilantro to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
9g Fat
31g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 712mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 61mg 307%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 397mg 8%

* 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.