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Chicken Chili Recipe

This Chicken Chili Recipe is a specular version packed with fresh ingredients along with 2 secret ingredients that make for extra special flavors!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 403kcal


  • 3 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 5 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 medium sweet red bell peppers or 1 Red and one Yellow, seeded, cored and diced.
  • 2 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced
  • 3 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • teaspoon cinnamon *secret ingredient #1
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes one large can or 2 smaller cans
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes one can
  • 30 ounces northern white beans, low sodium preferably (2) 15 ounce cans
  • 1 cup beer
  • ¼ cup grated unsweetened chocolate *secret ingredient #2

Optional garnishes

  • Light Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Sliced Scallions
  • Diced Avocado


  • Bake Chicken Breasts in 2 tablespoon of Olive Oil at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
  • Heat 3 tablespoon of olive oil in cooking pot. Add the onion and garlic and saute about 10 minutes.
  • Add the bell peppers and jalapeno peppers and saute another 10 minutes.
  • Stir in Chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and pepper.
  • When chicken is done, shred or cut into 1 inch pieces.
  • Add the chicken, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, beans and beer to the pot and stir to combine.
  • Simmer over medium heat for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Stir in grated chocolate.
  • Garnish with your favorite toppings.


Additional optional garnishes:
Light Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt
Grated Cheddar Cheese
Sliced Scallions
Diced Avocado
Nutritional information does not include optional garnishes.  Adjust for those additions.


Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 1324mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2155IU | Vitamin C: 60.2mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 6mg