Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Ground Chicken Four Bean Chili Recipe

Sep 30, 2013

Ground Chicken Four Bean Chili Recipe

Fall is arriving here in Minnesota, and that always means it's time to make a huge pot of chili! The cooler weather makes me crave soups, stews and chili! I started making chili with ground turkey or chicken a couple years ago and just love how it turns out! You can always substitute ground beef if you wish, it's just a bit on the healthier side with chicken. I normally make my chili with butter beans since I absolutely love them, but the grocery store I stopped at didn't carry them, so I went without! This chili comes together fairly quick, and is always great leftover! Make sure you sprinkle tons of cheese on top when serving! It's not the same without it! :)

Ground Chicken Four Bean Chili (click here to print recipe)

What you need:
1 tablespoon bacon grease (optional, I like the smoky flavor it adds, or use olive oil)
1 pound ground chicken
3/4 cup onion
4 cloves garlic
1 cup bell pepper, diced
5 1/2 cups tomato juice
1- 14.5 ounce can southwest style diced tomatoes
1- 15.5 ounce can great northern beans
1- 15.5 ounce can dark red kidney beans
1- 15 ounce can chili beans
1- 15 ounce can black beans
2 teaspoons oregano
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
salt and pepper

shredded cheddar and pepper jack cheese

In a soup pot, melt the bacon grease over medium high heat. Add the chicken, onion, garlic, bell pepper. Brown until chicken is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper, as needed.

Rinse and drain the beans. Add the tomato juice, beans, oregano, chili powder and cumin to the soup pot. Stir and reduce heat to medium- medium low. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve with shredded cheddar and pepper jack cheese sprinkled on top.

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This recipe is featured at: Foodie Friends Friday

This recipe is shared at these blogs: Time to Sparkle at Inside BruCrew Life, You're Gonna Love it at Kathe with an E, In and Out of the Kitchen at Kathe with an E, Good Tastes Tuesday at The Sassy Slow Cooker, All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes, Share your Stuff Tuesdays at Table for Seven, Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family, Cast Party Wednesday at Lady Behind the Curtain, Wake up Wednesdays at Heather's French Press, The Weekend re-Treat at The Best Blog Recipes, Foodie Friends Friday at This and ThatWeekend Potluck at The Better Baker, The Ultimate Soup Recipe List at Love Bakes Good Cakes, Recipe Round Up at Gooseberry Patch,


  1. You had me at chili :) Seriously, this sounds so delicious, Sheena! Pinned it!

  2. chili is my go to for cool weather as well! looks terrific

    1. Thanks, Heather!! It's the best in cold weather! :)

  3. Oh ya...this looks really delicious... perfect for the fall weather,.. Thanks for visiting my blog :) Loved your space

  4. I love the chicken chili is usually ground turkey. It looks delicious Sheena! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!!

    1. Thanks Erin! So glad to stop by and share with you every week! :)

  5. Thanks for sharing. Pinned it.

    1. Thanks so much for pinning!! So glad you stopped by!

  6. I love chili with ground chicken or turkey. Thanks for linking this up to our Chili party at Foodie Friends Friday and I hope you join us this week for our Caramel party

  7. Gday! Love chilli with chicken or turkey, true!
    What a great chilli today view!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Food Friends Friday Chili Party


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