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Spicy Chicken Chili

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 (4 quarts)


  • 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


  • In a Dutch oven, saute the first six 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.
  • Stir in chicken and corn; heat through. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon each of sour cream and cheese.

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  • kbarb16
    Dec 2, 2015

    I loved this chili but I used half of the suggested chicken broth amount. I think it would have been good with even 1/4 the amount. Other than that I followed the recipe as written and thought it was great!

  • s_pants
    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).

  • LauraRuiter
    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!!!

  • jessie_9553
    Oct 10, 2012

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  • LissieJ
    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! :)

  • Daisy4444
    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.

  • dfausnacht
    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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    Jan 8, 2012


  • seekere
    Jan 5, 2012

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  • mother of 3
    May 5, 2010

    The flavor was okay; however, it is very acidic due to the tomato quantities. I omitted the green pepper, the serrano pepper, the black beans, and the broth. I used three large cans of crushed tomatoes as I was cooking for a large group. It took 3 hours to put this together due to a cranky can opener.