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Spicy Peanut Chicken Chili

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings (2 quarts)

After spending time in the Southwest, I discovered Mexican peanut chicken and thought it would be fun to make it into a chili. Chipotle peppers give it a nice spice that's extra warming on a cold day. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, CO
Spicy Peanut Chicken Chili Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen Southwestern corn
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups coarsely shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • Minced fresh cilantro, optional


  1. Place first 9 ingredients in a 6-qt. stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until flavors are blended, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in chicken; heat through. Serve with sour cream and, if desired, cilantro.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled chili in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add a little broth if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups chili with 1 tablespoon sour cream: 368 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 797mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 6g fiber), 30g protein.

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