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.

David Bonom
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2016


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Add beans and broth (or stock) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

  • 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 Facts

324 calories; protein 26g 52% DV; carbohydrates 34.9g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 7.8g 31% DV; sugars 5.4g; fat 9.8g 15% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 8% DV; cholesterol 48.2mg 16% DV; vitamin a iu 8680.4IU 174% DV; vitamin c 24.4mg 41% DV; folate 29mcg 7% DV; calcium 85.7mg 9% DV; iron 3.4mg 19% DV; magnesium 87.2mg 31% DV; potassium 792.6mg 22% DV; sodium 569.6mg 23% DV; thiamin 0.5mg 54% DV.

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25 Ratings
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Rating: 4 stars
Firstly thank you for sharing the DASH meal plan as hubby has high blood pressure. As I found it crazy spicy, had to add a tin of tomatoes and couple of fresh tomatoes to tone it down. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I liked the sweet and savory with the sweet potato. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Used red pepper as it was all I had.other than that made exactly. For me it was a good 4 servings. Definitely will put this on my make it often list. A time investment in the prep stage but oh so worth it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was very easy and quick. The flavors we're perfect together. I did not add the corn as I do not care for this in my cooking. I thought the sweet potato was perfect with the sour cream and avocado and cilantro although the sweet potatoes did not get too much rah!. I loved this with a slice of Italian bread and butter yum! I will be making this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was great and simple to make! It was a hit with my family as well. No leftovers.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Use all fresh ingredients and you will have a magnificent meal. This recipe is a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely fan-flippin'-tastic! NOM! My husband hates beans so I omitted those and I used less salt. I used half green pepper and half red pepper instead of just green. I also put just a little sprinkle of cheddar on top of the sour cream for looks. This is literally one of the best things I've had. It has a great texture and just the right amount of sweet & spicy. Total winner! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Super easy and tasty. We used black beans because we had them. We thought avocado and plain yogurt were a must. Added a nice rich smoothness to the dish. Definitely a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was part of an email I received this week. It s a great recipe. Make it eat it enjoy it!1 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great flavors and consistency. Was enjoyed by all. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I had left over chicken and sweet potatoes that were going bad so i needed to do something.. I follow the recipe to the letter and I finished the entire pot in one day...loved the health benefits Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Taste great and healthy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love to make a big batch of this and then freeze individual servings in freezer bags or jars for emergency meals! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
you can add or subtract ingredients as you want. It's a healthy and delicious recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More