Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

From Pam Anderson's Perfect One-Dish Dinners

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add chili powder, thyme, cinnamon, and allspice. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add chicken and stir to coat with spices. Add broth, tomatoes, beans, and jalapenos, bring to a boil, cover partially, reduce heat, and simmer to blend flavors, about 20-25 minutes.
  5. Stir in garlic, cilantro, chocolate. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

Love this soup! We make it all the time and it just gets better the longer it sits, so it's great for leftovers. The original recipe posted on was missing steps for some of the ingredients. I since submitted a revision from the original recipe and now you should have no problems following the steps (though it looks like those steps may be missing from the mobile version).

Gretchen A. December 06, 2015

The recipe list included ingredients not mentioned in the cooking preparation (garlic, chocolate and jalapeños). This was more like a stew vice a chili. DH and DS liked it, but I thought it was lacking something. May add brown sugar or used pigeon peas instead of the white beans.

C B. March 26, 2014

I found this recipe in my newspaper and made it tonight, and it's great! I only used half of the jalapeno and used chicken breasts instead of the roasted chicken, and it was fab.

TracyFL October 08, 2010