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overhead view of chicken chilli with tortilla chips and sour cream on top

Ground Chicken Chili

A flavorful, satisfying chili that is so quick and easy to make!
Course Main
Cuisine American, Western
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 253kcal


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper deseeded and finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound (453g) ground chicken
  • 15 ounces 1 can (260g) kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander optional (but adds great flavor!)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 14 ½ ounces 1 can (250g) chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil in pan over medium heat, add the onion and pepper and sauté for 5 minutes until softened.
  • Stir in the garlic followed by the ground chicken, making sure to break it up.
  • Once chicken has browned, add in the beans, spices, chopped tomatoes, chicken stock, balsamic vinegar, and salt, mixing well.
  • Cover the pot (leaving slightly ajar) and simmer for 25 minutes until slightly thicker and the liquid has reduced.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice.


Recipe Tips

  • Feel free to swap in ground turkey for the ground chicken.
  • You can also substitute the kidney beans with black-eyed beans, Borlotti beans (cranberry beans), pinto beans, etc.
  • Like it hot? Add cayenne pepper, diced jalapeño, or a dash of hot sauce.

Flavor Variations

Try some, or all, of these tasty topping ideas:
  • Tortilla chips
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sour cream
  • Grated cheese
  • Chopped green onions
  • Black olives
  • Avocado slices

Weight Watchers Points

There are 0 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving of this if you replace the oil with a calorie-controlled cooking spray.

Serving Suggestions


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 913mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 853IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 4mg