This fiesta chicken chili is hearty, tasty, and so comforting on a cold day. Full of flavor, this recipe is sure to become a favorite!
Did you make crackers yet?
No? Okay, so today I have a chili recipe for you, and that’s a good excuse to make crackers!
This is a really easy recipe for fiesta chicken chili. It’s not a white chicken chili, it’s actually tomato based. It’s packed with beans, peppers, chicken, and corn. You can increase the spice if needed, I kept it on the low/medium side, since we have some people in this house who aren’t crazy about hot spicy food!
If you need to substitute a different kind of bean, go for it! You can do a different flavor of canned tomatoes as well, that’s the beauty of chili, you really can’t mess it up.
This fiesta chicken chili is:
- gluten free and dairy free
- full of fiber from lots of beans
- perfect for warming up on a cold day
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Fiesta Chicken Chili.
A hearty fiesta chicken chili in a tomato base with lots of beans, corn, and peppers.
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts cut into large chunks
- 1 large onion chopped
- 2 red peppers chopped
- 30 ounces fire roasted tomatoes
- 15 ounces Great Northern beans drained and rinsed
- 15 ounces garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 14 ounces chicken broth
- 1 cup water
- 3 teaspoons cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper more if you want it hotter
- 2 Tablespoons gluten free flour blend
- In a large stockpot, cook the onion and the chicken in the olive oil over medium heat, until the chicken is cooked through.
- Add the peppers, spices, and tomatoes, and stir.
- Add the rinsed and drained beans, corn, broth, and water, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium low and cook for about 20 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
- In a small container with a lid, combine the gluten free flour blend and 3 Tablespoons of water. Shake well. Add to the chili a little bit at a time, stirring constantly to thicken.
- Add more spices according to your taste.
- Serve with corn chips or crackers.
Adapted from Desperation Entertaining.
Hope you are cooking something nice and warm this weekend! :)