Mexican Chicken Chili Recipe

This Mexican chicken chili recipe presents itself as a thick lean soup that’s bursting with filling. The soup combines pieces of chicken vegetables and a kick of spice. Once cooked, it’s served with a sour cream side dip.

Mexican Chicken Chili Recipe

How To Make Mexican Chicken Chili

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 4 hrs 20 mins
Total: 4 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 lb chicken breast fillets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 cup water
  • 2 cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 cup yellow corn, frozen
  • ½ carrot, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 15 oz red kidney beans, plus liquid
  • ¼ cup pimento, diced, canned
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash basil
  • 1 dash oregano

For On The Side:

  • sour cream
  • 1 pinch Italian parsley, chopped


  1. Sauté the chicken breasts in the olive oil in a large pot over medium/high heat.

  2. Cook the chicken on both sides until done -- about 7-10 minutes per side. Cool the chicken until it can be handled.

  3. Do not rinse the pot. Shred the chicken by hand into bite-sizes pieces and place the pieces back into the pot.

  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and turn heat to high. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 hours.

  5. Stir mixture often so that many of the chicken pieces shred into much smaller bits. Chili should reduce substantially to thicken and darken (less orange, more brown) when done.

  6. Combine some chopped Italian parsley with sour cream and serve it on the side for topping the chili, if desired.


  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 71mg
  • Calories: 386kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Cholesterol: 51mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Potassium: 1135mg
  • Protein: 29g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 501mg
  • Vitamin A: 1508IU
  • Vitamin C: 25mg
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