Easy Chicken Chili

Easy Chicken Chili
I love chili because you can use almost any fresh vegetables you have in your fridge AND I love beans!  This chicken chili recipe is super easy and all the items are found in any local grocery store. Plus, everything cooks in one pot = less dishes.
raw ground chicken
Start off by sauteing raw ground chicken or turkey on medium/high in a large pan or chili pot. Mash it up with a turner as you go. If it starts browning too quickly, then reduce the heat to medium. The chicken should be browned about 6 minutes.
Chopped zucchini, onion, garlic, and bell peppers
Garlic and onions are my go to vegetables for flavor, but add all the other vegetables you have lying around in the fridge. I added zucchini and green bell peppers but you can add hot peppers if you like. I prefer my chili on the milder side so it can go with more meals during the week.
Chili ingredients Diced tomatoes, spicy chili beans, red kidney beans, and great northern beans

So here are all the can goods used and they’re all from Publix: Diced tomatoes, spicy chili beans, red kidney beans, and great northern beans. Sometimes I add black beans as well but I ate too much of them at Chipotle this week.

Creole Seasoning and Ketchup
Browned Ground Chicken

Right before the chicken is done, you want to add some seasoning to it. I use Tony Cacherone’s Creole seasoning on, well let’s be honest EVERYTHING. This is the best Cajun seasoning I’ve found over the years but if you have any suggestions for others, leave them in the comments. So this is also the time where you can add chili powder… I didn’t have any because, again, I use the Creole seasoning for everything. If you have chili seasoning, use it, if not this will still taste amazing.

Cook zucchini and onions with ground beef
Chicken Chili Simmering

Next you want throw in all the vegetables you chopped and stir on medium/high for 5 minutes. You can add the can of the diced tomatoes and stir it in once the veggies are done cooking. Then add the cans of spicy chili beans, red kidney beans, and northern beans. Lastly, add 3 tablespoons of ketchup and stir it all together. I’ve tried to make this without the ketchup and it has the worst case of “it’s missing something” so don’t skip this part!

Cover the chili to simmer
Reduce heat
Chicken Chili with Chips

Bring the chili to a bubble, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer the chili for 10 minutes and then it’s ready to serve. You can throw in chips or make some rice to go with it. It’s optional but sharp cheddar cheese tastes amazing on it.

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