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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: 12
Calories: 337 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 2 strips thick-cut smoky bacon
  • 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 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder see Café tips above
  • 2 teaspoons ground 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
  • 1 4-ounce can mild diced green chilis undrained
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 11-ounce can sweet 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 (¼-inch) pieces width-wise. Add bacon and olive oil to a large Dutch oven or heavy-duty stockpot. 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 the oven for 2 hours.

  5. Place pot on the stovetop, 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 the post under Café Tips.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in the post for more detailed instructions and tips to ensure success.

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See Café Tips in the post above for the slow cooker technique.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Black Bean Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 881mg38%
Potassium 507mg14%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 4300IU86%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.