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This ground chicken chili fills you up without weighing you down, thanks to lean chicken, fiber-rich beans and plenty of veggies. You can make it on your stovetop, or use the slow-cooker variation if you need some extra time between assembly and mealtime.

EatingWell.com, July 2022


Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

25 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring often, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ground chicken; cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken crumbles and is no longer pink and the liquid has evaporated, about 8 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, chili powder, oregano, coriander, salt and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, until the tomato paste caramelizes and the spices are fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Add beans, tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and the flavors meld, about 20 minutes.

  • Divide the chili among 6 bowls. Top each with 2 tablespoons each cheese, yogurt and scallions. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.


Slow-Cooker Ground Chicken Chili: Prepare through Step 1 (above). Stir in broth and scrape brown bits from bottom of Dutch oven. Transfer the mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in beans and tomatoes. Cover and cook until the flavors meld, about 6 hours on Low. Proceed with Step 3 (above).

Nutrition Facts

about 1 1/2 cups chili & 2 Tbsp. each cheese, yogurt & scallions
401 calories; protein 27g; carbohydrates 33g; dietary fiber 8g; sugars 9g; fat 18g; saturated fat 6g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 83mg; vitamin a iu 709IU; vitamin b1 thiamin 1mg; vitamin b3 niacin 5mg; vitamin b12 1mcg; vitamin c 59mg; vitamin d iu 3IU; vitamin e iu 2IU; folate 30mg; vitamin k 30mg; sodium 434mg; calcium 234mg; iron 4mg; magnesium 95mg; phosphorus 372mg; potassium 1100mg; zinc 4mg; omega 6 fatty acid 2g; niacin equivalents 8mg; selenium 16mcg.