Chicken Chili


This is a nice way to have the flavour of chili without always using red meat. This can also be served as a filling for tacos!

4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, sliced

  • ¼ pound mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite size pieces

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes with juice

  • 1 (19 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed


  1. In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Saute the garlic, bell pepper, onion, celery and mushrooms for 5 minutes. Set aside.

  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet and brown the chicken over high heat until it is golden brown and firm on the outside. Return the vegetable mixture to the skillet.

  3. Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, cocoa powder, salt, hot pepper flakes and ground black pepper to the skillet. Stir for a few minutes to prevent burning. Add the tomatoes and beans, bring all to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover the skillet and simmer for 15 minutes, then remove cover and simmer for 15 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
11g Fat
26g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 547mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 32mg 161%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 614mg 13%

* 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.