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!
- 4 chicken tenderloins
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 large bell pepper, chopped
- 1 (20 ounce) can no-sugar-added pineapple tidbits, in 100% juice, no sugar added
- 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 28 ounces tomatoes, chopped
- 6 tablespoons tomato sauce
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 12 ounces chicken broth (or 12 ounces water with 1 chicken bouillon cubes)
- 1⁄2 ounce chili seasoning mix
- chili powder, to taste
- cumin, to taste
- cayenne pepper, to taste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
Directions See How It's Made
- Prepare a large pot with nonstick cooking spray.
- Saute the chicken, and when almost cooked through, add garlic, onion, and bell pepper.
- Once chicken is cooked through, pull it out and shred it before returning it to the pot.
- Pour in the pineapple juice from the can of pineapple, reserving the tidbits for later use.
- Add kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, broth, chili seasoning, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper.
- Mix well and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes, covered, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool. Refrigerate overnight.
- When ready, reheat on stovetop over medium low.
- Stir in cinnamon.
- Serve with pineapple tidbits on the side.