Chicken Chili & Pinto Beans

Chicken Chili is a favorite in my home. My kids love it and i get the chance to throw in all kinds of veggies. You can’t beat that, healthy, delicious and easy to make! The trick to the perfect chili is the right amount and spicy and sweet and I’m going to give you just that. Let’s get started!

Chicken Chili & Pinto Beans

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts: 2 Whole Chicken Breasts
  • Pinto Beans: 1- 15.5 oz can
  • Red Pepper-1 whole pepper diced
  • Green Pepper- 1 whole pepper diced
  • Garlic-6 cloves minced
  • Yellow Onions- 1 medium onion
  • Jalapeno- 1 pepper veined and seeded-diced
  • Chili Powder- 3 tbsp
  • Cumin-1/2 tsp
  • Pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • Cayenne Pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Tabasco Sauce- 4 dashes
  • Brown Sugar- 3 tbsp
  • Cinammon- 1 dash
  • Tomato Paste- 1 6 oz. can
  • Chicken Stock- 1 carton
  • Corn- 1-15 oz. can of Whole Kernel Sweet Corn
  • Diced Tomatoes- 1 14 oz can

Instructions:

  1. First off we’re going to start with the chicken, Pre heat your searing pan at Medium-High. Then we proceed to slice the chicken horizontally about 1/2 inch thick slices. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and toss into your pan. Sear until you get a nice golden brown crust about 10 minutes then cover with chicken stock and top with lid about 25 minutes.
  2. While the chicken is cooking let’s cut and prep all our veggies. Slice and dice all the peppers, onions and garlic and throw them into a searing pan on medium heat for about 8-10 minutes until veggies soften. Set aside.
  3. Your chicken should be finishing up, go ahead and pop that lid off and grab a metal spoon or spatula and go to town on that chicken. It should be soft enough to tear apart with just your cooking spoon.
  4. Once your done, go ahead and toss your veggies in the pot with the chicken, the beans, the tomatoes, the tomato paste, all your seasonings and corn then cover with chicken stock. Mix well until there are no more chunks of tomato paste.
  5. Finally, simmer on medium low heat for 45 minutes-1 hour. Stirring occasionally.

And that’s all there is to it! Enjoy paired with side of your liking, crackers, tortilla chips, soft tortillas, etc…I personally eat with Organic Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips. Add topping such as shredded cheese, sour cream or green onions.

** I sometimes add some black beans to my recipe to incorporate different tastes and it’s equally delicious. See picture below. 🙂

Serves 4

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