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Chicken and Black Bean Chili Recipe
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Chicken and Black Bean Chili

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"This a recipe I came up with after getting a few ideas from a friend. The combination of chipotle and cilantro really complete this chili."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place chicken in the pot; brown on all sides. Season with sea salt, chili powder, cumin, ground chipotle, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix in onion, green bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper. Pour in about 3 cups water, and continue cooking 10 minutes, until about 1/2 the water has evaporated.
  2. Mix the kidney beans, black beans, and corn into the pot. Season with green pepper sauce. Reduce heat to low, and mix in remaining 2 cups water and tomato paste. Simmer, stirring occasionally 30 minutes, or until thickened. Top with cilantro to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 22, 2006

I made a few changes to this one. I actually won a Chili cookoff with this. Instead of the Green Sauce, I added Diced Green Chili's. It was a hit! The flavor was wonderful!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 18, 2008

This recipe was not quite right for me. It was a good jumping off point, but as soon as I added the 3 cups of chicken stock in place of the water (I never did ad the other two!), it never got back on track from there. I had to doctor it up with more than double the spices and extra beans. I think good chili doesn't really need a recipe, it's best made to taste.

Nov 07, 2006

This is a very delicious chili. I loved that it contained chicken for a nice twist and the 2 types of beans added nice color with the corn & peppers. Very colorful. I happen to enjoy a very spicy chili so I added about 1/2 tbl. more chili powder, 1/2 tbl more cayenne pepper, 2 diced jalapenos & 1 tsp more cumin powder. I also found the chili to be a little too runny because of all the water. I simmered for an extra 20 minutes and it was still "soupier" then I prefer. Next time, I would add 3 cups during the first step adding water in the recipe but I would only add 1 cup in the second step adding water in the recipe. I served it by topping with sliced jalapenos, sour cream, shredded mexican cheese & chopped cilantro. Will make again...

Jun 24, 2005

really fantastic, would defintely make again...

May 27, 2007

very good, made this on a couple occasions. i omitted the corn and replaced it with a can of diced tomatoes, and i would also suggest omitting a cup or two of the water.

Oct 18, 2010

Great Recipe! Family likes it. Reduce to 4 cups of water(I used chicken both ) for a thicker chili. And I used chicken thighs in place of chicken breast.

Jun 10, 2006

Great! Always looking for ways to add beans and fiber to meals. Could not find green Tobasco locally, so added a small can of green chiles to the mix. Will make this one, again.

Aug 05, 2009

I thought this recipe was wonderful. The aroma of all the spices just woke the sences. The cilantro was a refreshing addition to the recipe. I let the water in the first part of the recipe simmer a liitle more than it asked and then add the second part and the chili was thick enough, A well rounded Chili. Will make again!!!:)


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  • Calories
  • 310 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 7.8 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 712 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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