Red, White and Blue Chili Recipe
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Red, White and Blue Chili Recipe

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Instead of the usual picnic fare, I surprised family and guests with this mild-flavored dish one Independence Day. They were delighted with the blue tortilla chips and colorful chili. —Dotty Parker, Christmas Valley, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Mexican diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 envelope chili seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Blue tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 216 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 1260mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute green pepper and onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, broth, chicken, beans, chili seasoning, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Red, White and Blue Chili in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p221

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turtledaisy User ID: 3675355 52138
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"I have been making this chili for years! It is delicious and a nice change from traditional chili."

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