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Easy Chicken Chili

Easy Chicken Chili

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x

Description

This easy chicken chili recipe is easy to make on the stovetop in just 30 minutes, it’s naturally gluten-free, and tastes SO cozy and delicious.


Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 (15-oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, with their juices
  • 2 (15-oz) can beans of your choice, rinsed and drained (I used pinto and dark red kidney beans)
  • 2 cups diced or shredded chicken*
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • toppings: diced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro, diced green or red onions, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and/or crumbled corn tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. Sauté veggies.  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 remaining ingredients: Add the chicken stock, diced tomatoes, beans, chicken, diced green chiles, chili powder, smoked paprika and cumin, and stir to combine.  Continue cooking until the chili reaches a simmer.  Then reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer (uncovered) for 10 minutes.
  3. Season: Taste and season with salt and pepper, as needed.
  4. Serve: Serve immediately, piled high with all of your favorite toppings.

Notes

Storage instructions: Leftovers can refrigerated in a food storage container for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to 3 months.

Chicken recommendations: I made this recipe with some Instant Pot Shredded Chicken that I had in the freezer.  But you could also make and dice/shred my Baked Chicken Breast recipe, or just buy and shred a rotisserie chicken!