Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Ground Chicken Chili Recipe

Jan 11, 2012

Ground Chicken Chili Recipe

This is the second time I've made chili with ground chicken instead of beef, and I think I like it alot better this way. Chili is one of the best soups to make in the winter. The slight spiciness warms you up inside. We love serving it with grilled cheese or cornbread and some shredded cheddar sprinkled on top. Yum! 

What you need:
1 pound ground chicken
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups tomato juice
1 1/2 c. spicy V8 juice
1- 14.5 oz can southwest diced tomatoes (green chiles, jalapenos, and lime juice)
1- 15 oz can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1- 15 oz can chili beans
1- 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1- 15 oz can butter beans, drained and rinsed
1 c. instant brown rice
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. oregano
salt and pepper (also additional of the spices listed above)
cayenne pepper

In a large soup pot, cook ground chicken, onion, green pepper, and garlic until chicken is cooked through. While cooking season with a few dashes of chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne, salt and pepper. 

Add tomato juices, diced tomatoes, beans, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Bring to a boil and then add rice. Continue cooking over medium heat until rice is cooked, about 20 minutes. Top with shredded cheddar! Enjoy!!


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  3. Hi Sheena,
    I just love the chicken and butter beans in your recipe, it looks delicious. I am going to try this recipe very soon. Thank you so much for sharing with our 1st Anniversary Party at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. I think the butter beans and chicken were my favorites from this batch of chili! Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a great weekend!!

  4. I love chilli especially in this weather. This one looks yummy!!!

    1. Me too! It's one of our favorites in the cold MN winter! Have a great weekend!

  5. I wonder if I could get my kids to eat this? Anything's worth a try. I know I'd love it. Just wanted to say thanks for linking up to my Thriving on Thursdays party last week. It's on again tomorrow (Australian time). We'd love to see what you've been up to.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx


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