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Chicken Chili

Chicken Chili

If you're looking for a hearty yet healthier chili try my Chicken Chili. It's a stout chili with rich traditional flavors. You'll never miss the beef!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 439kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 5 Tablespoons divided Olive Oil
  • 2 pounds Ground Chicken
  • 2 Cups Onions Diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Jalapeno's Minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 Tablespoon Ground Coriander
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Powder
  • 1-12 Ounce Bottle IPA Beer
  • 1-14.5 Ounce Can Petite Diced Tomatoes Undrained
  • 1-15 Ounce Can Cannellini Beans Drained and Rinsed
  • 1-15 Ounce Can Red Kidney Beans Drained and Rinsed
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Hot Sauce
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon or more to taste Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon or more to taste Pepper
  • Sour Cream
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • Cilantro chopped


  • In a large Dutch oven add 3 tablespoons of the olive oil and heat over medium-high heat.  Add the ground chicken when oil is hot and cook, breaking the chicken into smaller pieces, and until there is no longer any pink; remove to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  •  Drain all the fat from the Dutch oven and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and saute the onion, garlic, and jalapeno's over medium heat until soft. Add the spices to pot and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 1/2 minutes, making sure not to burn them.
  •  Add the beer to the pot and stir, scraping up any brown bits,  on the bottom of the pot. Add back the chicken and the tomatoes, both beans, brown sugar, cocoa, hot sauce, water, salt, and pepper; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally for 2 hours.
  •  Adjust seasoning and serve with sour cream, cilantro and or cheese.


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 1561mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2410IU | Vitamin C: 21.9mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 4.9mg