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Overhead picture of Chicken and Black Bean Chili in a blue dutch oven with all the toppings in small bowls around it
Chicken Black Bean Chili
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins

This healthy, delicious Chicken Black Bean Chili, made with rotisserie chicken and lots of fresh veggies, is a perfect way to warm up a chilly day.

Course: Chili, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
Servings: 10
Calories: 185 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 strip thick cut smoky bacon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 large onion diced small
  • 3 stalks celery diced small
  • 4 medium carrots diced small
  • 1 large red bell pepper diced small
  • 1 medium jalapeno finely minced
  • 2 small corn tortillas
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder see Café tips above
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans fire-roasted canned tomatoes
  • 2 15.5- ounce cans black beans rinsed and drained
  • 4 ounce can diced green chilis undrained
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar balance
  • 11 ounce can corn see Café Tips above
  • 4 cups diced or shredded rotisserie chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 300˚F.
  2. Cut bacon in length lengthwise then cut into thin (1/4-inch) pieces width wise. Add bacon and olive oil to a large Dutch oven or heavy duty stock pot. Cook over medium heat until bacon is crisp and golden. Do not discard fat.

  3. Add garlic to the pot and stir for 30 seconds until fragrant. Then add diced vegetables, diced corn tortillas, chili powder, cumin and oregano to the pot and stir well. Continue to cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until veggies are beginning to soften and onions are translucent.
  4. Add broth, tomatoes, black beans, green chilis, salt and sugar. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Cover and place in oven for 2 hours.
  5. Place pot on stove top, add chicken and cook, uncovered for 10 minutes to thicken broth and meld flavors. Add corn and cook for another 1-2 minutes until heated through.

  6. Serve chili on its own or with toppings listed above in Café Tips.
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips in post for additional instructions and for slow cooker technique.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Black Bean Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 693mg30%
Potassium 483mg14%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 4870IU97%
Vitamin C 26.2mg32%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.