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Fiesta Chicken Chili (Gluten Free, Dairy Free).

A hearty chicken chili in a tomato base with lots of beans, corn, and peppers makes a great family dinner or lunch.

Course Chili
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free
Keyword easy, family friendly recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 349 kcal


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts cut into small pieces
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 red peppers chopped
  • 30 ounces fire roasted tomatoes
  • 15 ounces black 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 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper more if you want it hotter
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch


  1. In a large stockpot, cook the onion and the chicken in the olive oil over medium heat, until the chicken is cooked through.
  2. Add the peppers, spices, and tomatoes, and stir.
  3. Add the rinsed and drained beans, corn, broth, and water, and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for about 25 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

  5. 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.
  6. Add more salt, pepper, or spices according to your taste.

  7. Serve with corn chips or gluten free crackers.

Recipe Notes

Store leftovers in the refrigerator. They should stay fresh for 3-4 days.

You can also freeze leftover chili in freezer safe containers.

Nutrition Facts
Fiesta Chicken Chili (Gluten Free, Dairy Free).
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 730mg32%
Potassium 870mg25%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1597IU32%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.