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Chunky Chili Chicken

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 45 min.
The beer in this chili recipe helps to tenderize the chicken.


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped
  • 1 10-ounce can whole tomatoes and green chilies, crushed (Rotel)
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, with liquid
  • 2 cans tomato sauce (one 15-ounce and one 8-ounce)
  • 1 12-ounce can beer (or substitute chicken stock)
  • 5 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pitted ripe olives, sliced
  • 1 cup baby corn (optional)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 Tbs chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp cilantro leaves, minced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  • In Dutch oven, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add chicken and saute until no longer pink, about 4 minutes each side. Remove chicken from pot; wipe pot dry. Heat remaining oil and saute onion, garlic, bell pepper and cumin seed for 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in chili powder, oregano, tomatoes and chilies, tomato sauce, beer and salt and pepper. Add chicken back to pot. Cover and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Add beans, corn and olives. Simmer 15 minutes longer. Stir in cilantro, if desired. Serve hot topped with cheddar cheese.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 419
  Calories from Fat 169 (40%)
(29%)Total Fat 19g
(24%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
(8%)Cholesterol 24mg
(51%)Sodium 1227mg
(27%)Potassium 955mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(50%)Dietary Fiber 12g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(36%)Protein 18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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