Spicy Chicken Chilli with Beans

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This stovetop chicken chilli is packed full of beans and spices for an easy dinner which is a great way to use up leftover chicken. Serve with rice or in wraps for a simple Mexican inspired meal!

This chilli is the best!

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Blue bowl of chicken and bean chilli with rice and avocado

I love this recipe! It’s so easy and so super flavourful. I made it using the leftovers from my stuffed chicken risotto bake but you can use any cooking chicken, you just need to shred it before use. 

We’ve also got loads of beans in there and a delicious combination of spices which pack it full of flavour and give it plenty of kick (although feel free to tone down the chilli if you like).

I like to serve this with rice or in wraps and it’s delicious both ways. I also used the leftovers to make chilli cheese toasties which were completely delicious and you should probably consider doing the same!

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Why we love this chicken chilli…

It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken which makes a brilliant recipe for reducing food waste although you can also buy a rotisserie chicken to use instead.

It’s a really easy recipe which takes just a few simple steps before you’ve got a delicious bowl of chilli in front of you.

You can totally make it your own by adding extra veggies that you have hanging around the fridge or chucking in a different type of beans.

Toppings! This kind of recipe is crying out for all your favourite toppings. Think avocado, fresh coriander, sour cream, pickled onions, radish and anything else you can think of.

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Chicken and Bean Chilli Ingredients

Veggies: I kick this chilli off with red onion, red pepper, red chilli and garlic for the perfect mixture of spicy and sweet.

Spices: This chilli is given bags of flavour thanks to a mixture of chipotle paste, cumin, ground coriander, smoked paprika and plenty of salt and pepper.

Liquids: The sauce in this chilli is made from passata which gives a a lovely rich and smooth sauce and vegetable (or chicken) stock for extra flavour.

Beans: I went for kidney beans in this recipe but you could use any type of beans you like or have on hand.

Cooked Chicken: You can use leftover cooked chicken or buy a rotisserie chicken or even just roast a few chicken breasts and then shred them specifically for this recipe. 

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How to Make Chilli Chicken and Beans

Fry the veggies and spices: Heat the oil over a medium low heat and fry the onion, pepper, chilli and garlic until everything has softened. Add all of the spices and chipotle paste and stir everything to coat. 

Simmer: Add the passata and stock and bring to a simmer then add the beans and cook for about 20 minutes until the sauce has thickened.

Add the chicken: Stir through the chicken just before serving and allow to heat through for a couple of minutes then serve with your choice of toppings.

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

 

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Spicy Chicken Chilli with Beans

This stovetop chicken chilli is packed full of beans and spices for an easy dinner which is a great way to use up leftover chicken. Serve with rice or in wraps for a simple Mexican inspired meal!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp Chipotle Paste
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 500 g Passata
  • 500 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 2 400g tins Kidney Beans drained and rinsed
  • 250 g Cooked Chicken shredded
  • Avocado, Sliced Radish, Rice and Fresh Coriander to serve

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large pot over a medium low heat. Add the onion, pepper, chilli and garlic and cook for 10 minutes until softened. Add the chipotle paste, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika and plenty of seasoning. Stir to coat everything in the spices.
  • Pour in the passata, vegetable stock and kidney beans. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Stir through the chicken and cook for another couple of minutes to allow to heat through.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Chicken Chilli with Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 392mg16%
Potassium 1035mg30%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1633IU33%
Vitamin C 49mg59%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Aimee Mars
    21/03/2020 at 7:14 PM

    5 stars
    First of all, I love how you used leftover chicken to make this recipe and second I LOVE spicy chili. This looks so good and I can’t wait to try it. I’m adding it to next week’s meal plan now!!

  • Reply
    Irina
    21/03/2020 at 7:30 PM

    5 stars
    I am used to making chili, but I have never added beans. Thanks for a great idea: it is a filling option:)

  • Reply
    Roxana
    21/03/2020 at 7:58 PM

    5 stars
    This looks so comforting and delicious. Great combination and easy too.

  • Reply
    Cindy Gordon
    21/03/2020 at 10:46 PM

    5 stars
    Chili is such a comfort food and it is exactly what my family needed during this time! Our weather turned chilly today and with “stay at home” in place, we needed some comfort. So happy we have leftovers for tomorrow!

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