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Delicious Chicken Chili

This unique and delicious chicken chili is a much-requested meal around our house. I think you'll find it's a nice change of pace from the typical beef version.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min.
  • Makes
    14 serving (3-1/2 quarts)


  • 3 cups chopped onions
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped green peppers
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained


  • In a 5-qt. Dutch oven, saute the onions, green peppers and garlic in oil until onion is tender. Add chicken; cook and stir for 4 minutes or until browned.
  • Add the next 10 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans; cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaf.

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  • kellermeanie
    Dec 28, 2011

    Cut the recipe in half and omitted the coriander, and tomato paste simply because it was not available and it still turned out great. Added a little cornstarch to the soup to thicken it a little and voila!