Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
40 Mins
8 Servings

Chili can be cheaper when you make it with ground chicken instead of ground beef. And this chili is great for a last-minute supper because all the ingredients are items that you can keep on hand in either the freezer or pantry.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat 1/2 Tbsp. oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; add chicken and salt to pan. Cook chicken, stirring to break up meat, until it is crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a plate.

Step 2

Add remaining oil, garlic, onion, chili powder and cumin. Cook, stirring often until onion is tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in pepper strips and beans and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thick, about 10 minutes. Return chicken and any of its juices to saucepan and cook for 1 minute to heat through.

Step 3

Serve with cheese, scallions and tortilla chips, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Two stars

May 27, 2015
Yuck. I think that cooking the chicken on its own and then adding it in at the very end left it with a bland taste that took away from the rest of the flavors. Even the second day, the chicken maintains its bland taste, which ruins the chili for me. There are certainly better chili recipes on this site. 

ESRocks's Review

February 03, 2014
My boys actually ate it all without a fight. That's a keeper to me.

cookfromsocal's Review

October 13, 2013
I used 1 T of regular chili powder as I don't like hot dishes. Next time will try 2 T. Used fresh bell peppers. Easy and very tasty. A definite repeat.

PaigeF's Review

November 16, 2011
Amazing! Just the right amount of heat too.

steponme's Review

April 08, 2011
This was good and easy. I made a couple of slight changes; used chipotle chili powder inplace of Mexican (this is really hot-used 1 tblspn.) and used fresh chopped bell peppers instead of frozen; I added them in when I added garlic & onion. Kept everything else the same. Served with cornbread and green salad.

anneCard's Review

January 10, 2011
Amazing! I make this probably once every two weeks. It's a quick and perfect winter dinner.

DiazzyMaMa's Review

June 21, 2010
My family loved it, even my 7 year old who is a picky eater. I made it with turkey instead of chicken though.