Barbecue Chicken Chili Recipe

Barbecue Chicken Chili Recipe

How To Make Barbecue Chicken Chili

Enjoy a rich bite of this hearty chicken chili, with beans and chicken simmered in a spicy barbecue tomato sauce, all in one flavorful bowl!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1cupred onion,diced
  • 1jalapeno pepper,seeded, diced
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • tbspsmoked paprika
  • 1tbspchili powder,plus 2 tsp
  • 1tbspground cumin
  • ½tspblack pepper
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • pinchred pepper flakes
  • 12ozchicken breasts,boneless skinless, cooked, shredded
  • 12ozroasted red peppers in water,(1 jar), drained, chopped
  • cupscannellini beans,canned, rinsed, drained
  • cupskidney beans,canned, rinsed, drained
  • 3cupschicken stock,low sodium
  • 28ozdiced tomatoes,(1 can)
  • ½cupbarbecue sauce
  • 11tbspreduced fat cheddar cheese,for topping
  • cilantro,chopped for topping


  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat, then add the olive oil, onion, jalapeño, and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes until soft.

  2. Add the paprika, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes.

  3. Add the chicken, red peppers, beans, chicken stock, tomatoes, and barbecue sauce, stirring to combine. Cover the pot, lower the heat to medium-low, and cook for 20 minutes. 

  4. Remove the lid and taste, adjusting the seasoning to taste, if needed. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes.

  5. Ladle the chili into bowls and top with cheddar cheese and cilantro. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 393.32kcal
  • Fat: 12.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.53g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.85g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.97g
  • Fiber: 13.34g
  • Sugar: 10.60g
  • Protein: 25.71g
  • Cholesterol: 37.40mg
  • Sodium: 635.03mg
  • Calcium: 258.61mg
  • Potassium: 1304.18mg
  • Iron: 6.77mg
  • Vitamin A: 154.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 66.94mg
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