Ground Chicken Chili Recipe: Spicing Up Your Weeknight Dinner!

This Ground Chicken Chili recipe is awesome: it’s tasty, satisfying, and super easy to make with stuff you probably already have in your kitchen. It’s perfect for those busy weeknights or when you’re planning meals for the week.

What’s cool about this chilli is that it’s not just yummy, it’s also healthier. It has fewer calories and less fat because of the beans, bell peppers, and homemade chilli seasoning.

Chilli is great all year round—it’s my favourite when I want something easy, healthy, and filling for meal prep. And you can make it your own. Don’t like beans? No biggie. And you can use whatever meat you like—ground turkey, beef, pork, you name it.

You could use a store-bought chilli seasoning packet, but I like making my own Homemade Chili Seasoning Blend. It’s healthier with no weird stuff added.

Once your chilli’s cooked up, you can keep any leftovers in the fridge for 3-4 days. When you’re ready to eat it again, just heat it in the microwave or on the stove until it’s nice and warm.

Ground Chicken Chili Recipe

Ground Chicken Chili Recipe

This Ground Chicken Chili recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights. It's healthier with fewer calories and less fat, and it's packed with tasty stuff like beans and bell peppers. You can keep it in the fridge for 3-4 days, and when you're hungry, just warm it up in the microwave or on the stove. It's a quick and yummy dinner choice!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 225 kcal


  • Large pot or Dutch oven
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped Onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped Green peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped Red peppers
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound ground Chicken
  • 15 oz canned Chili beans drained
  • 15 oz canned Black beans drained
  • 15 oz canned diced Chilies and tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Chicken or vegetable broth
  • 6 oz canned Tomato paste

Homemade Chili Seasoning

  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp dried Oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Red cayenne pepper optional for extra spice


  • Place a large pot or Dutch oven on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high. Let it heat up for a minute or two.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the hot pot. Then, add 1/2 cup of chopped onions, 1/2 cup of chopped green peppers, and 1/2 cup of chopped red peppers. Stir the vegetables and cook them for about 5 minutes, or until they become soft.
  • Add 2-3 minced garlic cloves to the pot. Stir the garlic into the vegetables and cook for another minute until it becomes fragrant.
  • Add 1 pound of ground chicken to the pot. Use a spoon or a meat chopper to break the chicken into small pieces. Cook the chicken for about 5-6 minutes, stirring often, until it’s fully cooked and no longer pink.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, and some salt and pepper over the chicken. Stir well to mix the spices with the chicken.
  • Pour in 1/2 cup of chicken or vegetable broth, 15 ounces of drained chili beans, 15 ounces of drained black beans, 15 ounces of diced tomatoes and chilies, and 6 ounces of tomato paste. Stir everything together until well combined.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low. Cover the pot with a lid and let the chili simmer for about 15-20 minutes. This allows all the flavors to blend together.
  • If you like your chili spicy, add 1 teaspoon of red cayenne pepper. Stir it in well. [optional]
  • Once the chili has finished simmering, turn off the heat and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.


  • In this recipe, you can use ground chicken, turkey, beef, pork, or any ground meat you like.
  • Instead of mixing your spices, you can use a store-bought chilli seasoning packet.
  • If you prefer your chili a bit sweet, you can add some sugar or a sweetener.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories225 kcal

How Long Does Ground Chicken Take To Cook?

How Long Does Ground Chicken Take To Cook?

Lean ground chicken cooks quickly, usually in about 5 to 7 minutes. It’s best to cook it on medium heat to keep it from drying out. If you add other meats, fats, or oils, the cooking time may change.

How Long is Chicken Chilli Good For?

Chicken chilli can stay fresh in the fridge for about 5 days. Make sure the chilli is completely cooled before storing it in an airtight container. If you’re meal prepping, you can divide it into multiple containers.

How to Know If Ground Chicken is Cooked?

To check if ground chicken is cooked, break up the meat in the skillet as you cook it until there’s no pink left. For chicken burgers or meatballs, ensure the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

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