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Chilly Day Chili Recipe
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Chilly Day Chili

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"Make this easy and surprisingly hearty chili with ground chicken or turkey. Simmer 3 hours on stove top, or 8 hours in a slow cooker on Low (3 hours on High)."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 10 mins

    3 hrs 25 mins


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Cook and stir ground chicken in the hot oil until no longer pink and the chicken is crumbly, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Stir in pinto beans, onions, diced tomatoes, Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, water, brown sugar, chili powder, vinegar, mustard, salt, and black pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer chili until thickened and flavors have blended, about 3 hours. Stir occasionally and add extra water if needed.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 04, 2012

This is almost perfect chili! It's savory and tangy with lots of flavor. The small changes I made were to use ground turkey which I cooked in fajita seasoning with a little chicken broth and olive oil. Then I tossed the turkey mixture into the crock pot with the onions and the rest of the ingredients (did not use water and for beans I used one can of pinto, one can of black beans and one can of cannelini). I also used one can of Ro*Tel with habanero and cayenne pepper with sea salt to taste. After 30 minutes, I mixed the chili up then let it cook about 3 and half hours (you could do 8 hours but it isn't necessary). It turned out so good the husband says I could win a chili competition with it! Thanks for posting a great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 09, 2012

Chilly Day Chili Haiku: "This was just alright. I'm not saying it was bad, just not outstanding." So I'll make and eat just about any variety of chili, and some blow me away, some are OK, but w/ a sprinkle of cheese, some fritos, and a squirt of Siracha sauce, I'm usually happy. This particular chili (which I followed as written, except using ground beef instead of chicken) was tasty, but not one that I think I'd make again, perhaps due to the vinegar/brown sugar taste, I'm not sure what it was, but it didn't satisfy my chilitch.

Mar 06, 2013

I made this recipe 2 different ways. I was on the hunt for a great chili recipe I could try as beans and no beans and using ingredients I had on hand. The batch with the beans I had to substitute the ground chicken for stew meat. The second and no beans chili, I used ground beef. I did amp up the spices to taste. This was a fabulous recipe. Both chili's came out most holy delicious!!!! 3 hrs high was perfect time in the crock pot for both. I'm so glad I tried this and know I will be making this again and again!!!! Thank you so much for sharing xoxoxoxoxoxo

Oct 26, 2013

Delicious! I used beef and 1 can chili beans/1 can spicy chili beans. It's a hit every time - and doesn't last long!!! Make double!

Jan 09, 2015

I love this chili, it's perfect as is. Put everything in my crock pot and let it cook for a couple hours and it came out delicious!!

Oct 18, 2014

The only change I made was using 1 lb ground turkey and 1 lb ground beef. I did have to add about 1 cup extra water during the cooking process (crock pot), but this recipe is really good. I enjoyed that it was a little bit different from the normal chili that I make. The chili powder gives it just the right amount of kick! And if you're like me, I add some cheese and sour cream on top to give it a little cooling sensation. I will definitely make this one again. Thanks for sharing!

Feb 09, 2014

This is the second time I've made this chilli for my family. I added a bit of garlic, chushed chilli and some pickled jalepenos for a kick. The family loved it, and said it's better than beef chilli. This is a keeper recipe.

Jan 16, 2014

I made a vegetarian version of this everyone loved it. I changed the recipe a little to add some brown rice.


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  • Calories
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 7.9 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 33.6 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 1250 mg
  • 50%

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

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