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Lime Chicken Chili Recipe

Lime Chicken Chili Recipe

Lime juice gives this chili a zesty twist, while canned tomatoes and beans make preparation a snap. Try serving bowls with toasted tortilla strips. —Diane Randazzo, Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 each medium sweet yellow, red and green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 flour tortillas (8 inches), cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and peppers in oil for 7-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add chicken; cook and stir over medium heat for 8-9 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • 2. Stir in the flour, cocoa and seasonings. Add the tomatoes, lime juice and lime peel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Stir in beans; heat through.
  • 3. Meanwhile, place tortilla strips on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until crisp. Serve chili with sour cream and tortilla strips. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups with 10 tortilla strips and 1 tablespoon sour cream: 357 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 643mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 21g protein.

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barbsbasic User ID: 6382020 222258
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"I needed to add a cup of water it was too thick. it definitely needs even more spice like hot sauce or somethingbut you wouldn't think so with as many spices as it has. I used chopped rotisserie chicken."

KyraEleison User ID: 7880701 217817
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"Sounds delicious but cocoa?"

Outwestpat User ID: 7042681 142955
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"easy and excellent"

KmMcK User ID: 4696823 64228
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"Little tart from the lime. Didn't even add the full 1/4 cup."

sandynw User ID: 6108965 82475
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"i have made this recipe many times and it is delicious! I use boneless skinless chicken breast cut bite size instead of the ground chicken. I also add a 12 oz can of V8 juice along with the tomatoes. It freezes well and makes a quick dinner on busy nights. We pair it with cornbread."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 208055
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"very good"

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