Black Bean Chicken Chili

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Megohm

I created this in late August when my vegetable garden was in it's prime, with fresh tomato sauce and zucchini and corn... I'm not really too big on ground beef, so I made this chili with chicken, and it is hands down my favourite chili. My whole family, including the picky ones, loved it. I left out any hot ingredients like cayenne or hot sauce, because that is entirely up to you folks. Tastes great with a nice piece of cornbread alongside too!

Top Review by jennifer in new jer

excellent chili recipe. due to time restraints i ended up having to just throw everything into the pot after cutting it up and let it simmer for about 3 hours; turned out just fine. i especially liked the boneless chicken for a change from the ground turkey/chicken/beef. i also did not rinse the black beans as i think using the water/liquid they come in the can with gives what your making a creamier texture; which it did. very nice taste and anything i can throw into a pot and have it coming out so good is a keeper. thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season chicken breasts with chili powder, cumin, pepper and thyme.
  2. Grill 5 minutes on each side, or till cooked thoroughly (you could probably pan fry them as well, but the grilled flavour is great in this chili).
  3. Shred chicken into small pieces and reserve.
  4. On stovetop, in a large pot, saute onions, zucchini, corn and garlic in a bit of oil on med-low heat for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add black beans and spices(salt, pepper and sugar included), and saute another two minutes.
  6. Add tomato sauce and let simmer, covered, for about 15-20 minutes.
  7. Stir in chicken and let simer, covered for another 5 minutes.

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