Chicken Chili with Sweet Potatoes

Chicken Chili with Sweet Potatoes

9 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2016

Tons of spice, corn and bell pepper give this healthy one-pot chicken chili recipe Southwestern flair. Serve with your favorite hot sauce, tortilla chips and a cold beer.

Ingredients 5 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cubed sweet potato ( ½-inch)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 15-ounce can low-sodium cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or homemade chicken stock
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken ( ½-inch; about 10 ounces)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • Sour cream, avocado and/or cilantro for garnish


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  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, sweet potato and bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are slightly softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cumin and oregano and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute.
  2. Add beans and broth (or stock) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high and stir in corn; cook 1 minute. Add chicken and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in salt and pepper. Serve topped with sour cream, avocado and/or cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 324 calories; 10 g fat(2 g sat); 8 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 29 mcg folate; 48 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 8,680 IU vitamin A; 24 mg vitamin C; 86 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 570 mg sodium; 793 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (174% daily value), Vitamin C (40% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 9

March 04, 2017
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By: parsimon3
Love this
February 01, 2017
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By: NightOwl
I wasn't sure how much I would like a chicken chili with sweet potatoes, but I loved it! Delicious and easy to fix. A little sour cream added a lot. I liked it as is, it was not too spicy, but I might use a little less chili powder next time--I like things mild. I will definitely make it again.
January 17, 2017
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By: Devon O'Brien
I love to make a big batch of this and then freeze individual servings in freezer bags or jars for emergency meals!
January 10, 2017
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By: Keli Baxter
I found this recipe 2 weeks ago and we have made it twice . It is so flavorful , my whole family loved it . We added jalapeno as we like a bit of heat .
November 03, 2016
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By: JLO652
This was surprisingly amazing! Full of flavor!! I used a dutch oven, cubed and cooked the chicken in the dutch oven,then added the onions, garlic, peppers and continued on with the recipe. I love one pot recipes! I didn't add the corn because i simply forgot and it wasn't missed. It was even better with avocado on top. and a squirt of lime (that i learn from another review). I will be making this again!
October 30, 2016
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By: Minda Chow
Amazingly delicious!!! Rich flavors from a healthy dish. I made this for health conscious girlfriends and they had seconds! So glad I doubled the recipe. i used fresh chicken breast that I cubed and sautéed with the onions and garlic, then I added the spices to cook until fragrant before adding the rest of the vegetables and broth. I transferred it to my slow cooker to low cook overnight to allow the flavors to meld. I diced some of the sweet potatoes smaller to melt and thicken the broth; and cubed some of it larger to have chunky pieces for texture. I will make this again, maybe with less chicken that I will shred instead of cubed. Thank you for this delightful recipe!
October 24, 2016
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By: Kirsti Pajunen
This is an absolutely delicious recipe. I had it with pumpkin cornbread muffins on a rainy fall night, and it really hit the spot. Flavors are spot on and it's so healthy.
October 20, 2016
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By: Jennifer Manzella
you can add or subtract ingredients as you want. It's a healthy and delicious recipe.
October 09, 2016
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By: pennsychica
Very yummy! The whole family enjoyed this. My daughter ate hers with sour cream and squeeze of lime. So good. Will be making this recipe again!