Sweet & Spicy Chicken Chili

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Starrynews

I was inspired by Hawaiian Chicken Chili, but went crazy while making it again and changed it up quite a bit. For best flavor, make this the night before serving, so it can marinate. Note that we are not big meat-eaters, so if you like more meat, you should certainly add some. I also left this at a mild-spicy level, since I figured it would be easier for you heat-lovers to taste it as-is and add more as needed.

Top Review by Marsha D.

Made this with ground turkey meat and it was wonderful. I did omit the pineapple bits but used some pineapple juice that I had on hand. I used recipe#210744 in place of store brought chili mix omitted the cinnamon only because I forgot to put it in. It was still delicious! Made recipe#359047 to serve this in. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare a large pot with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Saute the chicken, and when almost cooked through, add garlic, onion, and bell pepper.
  3. Once chicken is cooked through, pull it out and shred it before returning it to the pot.
  4. Pour in the pineapple juice from the can of pineapple, reserving the tidbits for later use.
  5. Add kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, broth, chili seasoning, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper.
  6. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes, covered, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool. Refrigerate overnight.
  8. When ready, reheat on stovetop over medium low.
  9. Stir in cinnamon.
  10. Serve with pineapple tidbits on the side.

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