Quick Chicken Chili

This Simple Cooking with Heart recipe is a yummy twist on traditional chili, switching in chicken for ground beef. It's easy to make in a hurry!

Nutrition Facts

Quick Chicken Chili


344 Per Serving


39g Per Serving


10g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

Calories 344
Total Fat 3.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 174 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 39 g

Dietary Exchanges
4 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 starch


Servings  4  

  • non-stick Cooking spray
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins (all visible fat discarded) OR
  • 1 lb. ground white meat chicken or turkey
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 medium bell pepper (chopped)
  • 3 clove garlic (minced) OR
  • 1 tsp. jarred, minced garlic
  • 2 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth OR
  • 1 oz. canned, fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 15.5- oz. canned, no-salt-added or low-sodium beans (mix or match pinto, red, kidney or navy), drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder (optional)
  • jalapeño (optional if you like spicy chili)
  • fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat, or, fat-free sour cream (optional)


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  1. Remove visible fat from chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Spray large pot with cooking spray. Add chicken, onion, garlic, chili powder (optional) or jalapeno (optional) cooking over medium-heat until chicken is no longer pink (about 7 minutes)
  3. Lightly mash the drained, rinsed beans with a fork.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients to chicken mixture and simmer on high for 10 minutes.
  5. Spoon chili into bowls and top with chopped fresh cilantro and/or dollop of sour cream (optional)

Tip: When buying chicken, tenderloins are often less expensive than breasts – in recipes like this one where you cut the chicken into bit-size pieces the cut makes no difference so pick whatever’s cheaper! Be sure to check for specials or sales.