Easy Chicken Chili Recipe

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Naomi Published: January 6, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021
Easy Chicken Chili Recipe

How To Make Easy Chicken Chili

Try this delicious chicken chili with diced tomatoes, green chiles, and beans cooked in chicken stock with a blend of spices.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1medium white or yellow onion,peeled and diced
  • 1red medium bell pepper,cored and diced
  • 4clovesgarlic,peeled and minced
  • 3cupschicken stock
  • 30oztomatoes,(2 cans) fire-roasted diced with their juices
  • 30ozbeans of choice,(2 cans) rinsed and drained
  • 2cupschicken,diced or shredded
  • 4ozgreen chiles,(1 can) diced
  • 1tbsppowder
  • 1tsppaprika
  • 1tspcumin
  • sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper

For Toppings:

  • diced avocado
  • fresh cilantro,chopped
  • green or red onions,diced
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • corn tortilla chips,crumbled


  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat.  Add onion and red pepper and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add the chicken stock, diced tomatoes, beans, chicken, diced green chiles, chili powder, smoked paprika, and cumin, and stir to combine. 

  3. Continue cooking until the chili reaches a simmer.  Then reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer (uncovered) for 10 minutes.

  4. Taste and season with salt and pepper, as needed.

  5. Serve immediately, piled with preferred toppings.


  • Calories: 196.11kcal
  • Fat: 8.70g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.14g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.04g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.77g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.33g
  • Fiber: 5.20g
  • Sugar: 9.78g
  • Protein: 12.53g
  • Cholesterol: 28.95mg
  • Sodium: 906.69mg
  • Calcium: 72.58mg
  • Potassium: 776.86mg
  • Iron: 2.50mg
  • Vitamin A: 149.08µg
  • Vitamin C: 84.33mg
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