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Stovetop Chicken and Black Bean Chili

Updated on October 20, 2014

An alternative to traditional beef chili.

I made this one night by cooking some things I had laying around unused in my cabinets. I was attempting to cook something both healthy and filling for a chilly fall evening. It turned out tasty and was a nice alternative to traditional beef chili. This recipe could be customized by adding more vegetables or substituting a different meat for the chicken, or made vegetarian by removing the meat and substituting vegetable broth.

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Prep and Cook times are approximate

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 3 hours
Ready in: 3 hours 10 min
Yields: 9 servings


  • 3 Chicken Thighs
  • 2 Sweet Onions, chopped
  • 3 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Chipotle Peppers, Canned in Adobo Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Jalapenos, Pickled in jar
  • 2 tbls Olive Oil
  • 2 cans Black Beans
  • 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes, 2 big cans
  • 3 tbls Chili Powder, May need more to taste
  • 2 tsp Cumin, May need more to taste
  • 1 - 2 tbls Seasoned Salt, This is to taste
  • Dash Hot Sauce, If desired


  1. Add olive oil, chicken thighs, and chopped onions to pot. Cook on low slowly. The chicken should brown and the onions should become transparent. Stir this so the onions don't burn. Pull chicken apart with knife and fork as much as possible.
  2. Add the chicken broth and the crushed tomatos to the pot.
  3. Chop and stir in the chipotle peppers. Adding some of the sauce from the can will give it a deeper spicy flavor. WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP after handling the peppers. Stir in the sliced jalapenos and some of the juice from that if desired.
  4. Add the black beans to the pot.
  5. Stir the spices (chili powder, cumin, seasoned salt, hot sauce) to the pot and bring to a boil for a few minutes. Reduce heat and cook slowly for a couple of hours. During the cooking process you may need to manually shred the chicken more, as it softens up.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories 450
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 7 g
Carbohydrates 60 g20%
Sugar 9 g
Fiber 16 g64%
Protein 35 g70%
Cholesterol 43 mg14%
Sodium 1271 mg53%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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