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Fifteen Minute Chicken Chili Recipe

Fifteen Minute Chicken Chili

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"The foods in this easy recipe are powerhouses of nutrition. Why this recipe is good for you: High antioxidants in tomatoes, corn and beans; High fiber in beans; Low in fat (20% of calories from fat); Beans help suppress blood sugar rises and may help combat diabetes and heart disease."

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  1. In a medium saucepan, saute chicken in oil over medium high heat for 3 minutes or until white. Stir in chili powder and cumin to coat chicken. Saute 3-4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; heat through.
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  • Copyright 2004 Jean Carper. Printed first in USA WEEKEND. All rights reserved.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 12, 2005

Good recipe. I used ground beef - thought I had chix, but didn't! - and I sauteed garlic and chopped onions w/ the meat. Used both kidney and black beans. Too much cumin for my taste, and I cut back! I did simmer for about 20 minutes. Next time I will try ground turkey instead of chicken, because my husband loved this with ground beef! Topped with mozzarella cheese and crushed tortilla chips. Don't be afriad of green ortega chilis - they are usually VERY mild.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 08, 2004

This recipe was bland and unexciting. I think chili gets most of its flavor from simmering and not being quick - this supports that opinion. My boyfriend liked it - so perhaps it's just not for everyone.

Feb 15, 2006

This was amazing! I used ground chicken, added one chopped onion and omitted the corn. But otherwise, I followed the directions to a T. A definite keeper -- my dh couldn't stop raving about it! I've been trying to find "the" chili recipe over the past year or so and have tried several from this site. This is the best one (including both chicken and beef recipes) out of the whole bunch!

Sep 03, 2005

Great, easy meal thats also very healthy! I took the advice of another reviewer and simmered it for a while to let the flavours fully develop. I also omitted the green chillies (scared it would be too hot) and used green beans for a bit of colour. It ended up really yummy, I do think it HAS to be simmered to let the cumin and chilli powder release their flavour. Great recipe!

Mar 23, 2005

This is exactly like a taco soup that I make, only with chicken. Done in 30 minutes - it's a nice, quick one-pot meal that you can spice up as much as you want. I used plain old taco seasoning, an extra can of beans and a pinch of dried chile peppers. Great with grated cheese and a dollop of sour cream over the top. We ate it with french bread but cornbread would have been better.

Feb 02, 2005

This was really good. I added one sliced carrot and one rib of celery after the spices were stirred into the chicken. I added about a teaspoon of cayenne toward the end and simmered about 10 minutes to ensure the chicken was fully cooked. Even with extra simmering, it was fast and easy, and we were absolutely satisfied with this dinner.

May 03, 2005

This Chili recipe is great and very healthy. It is a great change on the old fashioned chili with hamburger. The longest part of the whole process was cutting the chicken. I doubled the recipe but did not add as much cumin, I also used the salted canned vegetables and it was very good. The recipe was pleasently spicy.

Nov 27, 2004

It was very easy to make and tasted great. I like corn, so added extra corn.


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  • Calories
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 9.2 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 503 mg
  • 20%

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

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