Spicy Chicken Chili Recipe
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Spicy Chicken Chili Recipe

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My recipe was inspired by me being on a low-calorie, low-fat, high fiber diet. I entered it in a chili cook off and had several people say that it was the best chili they'd ever had! —Natalie Hughes, Yukon, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 242 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 694 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the first five ingredients in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomatoes, beans, broth, seasonings and hot sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in chicken and corn; heat through. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon each of sour cream and cheese. Yield: 12 servings (4 quarts).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Spicy Chicken Chili in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p33

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 242 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 694 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"Very good, but I found it extremely hot even with the lower amounts of red pepper flakes and hot sauce (and I like spicy)."

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"Hands down the BEST chili I have ever tasted in my life and I even enjoyed it after all of the time and energy I poured into making it! That's saying something to me! I was even missing a few ingredients and had to either substitute or leave them out - phenomenal!!!"

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"I knocked out one of the cans of beans and some of the peppers and it was amazing! Great for a superbowl party! :)"

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"I have made this several times. We love this spicy chicken chili. I saute the veggies and cook the chicken then put it all in the Crockpot."

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"It is a nice way to use up canned goods, and had lots of kick, yet was not exceedingly special. Good, but not outstanding."

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