Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

I first had this chili at a BBQ place in TN and it was called Tennessee chili. I liked it so well that I searched for one in my many recipe books, finding this one. The only ingredient that has been added is the chili powder.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot cook diced chicken breasts in olive oil until done, remove from pan& set aside.
  2. Add onion& garlic, saute until tender.
  3. Stir in next 7 ingredients.
  4. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add chicken& beans; cook until heated.
  6. Add lime juice and pepper.
  7. Serve into bowls and top with cheese (serve with salsa on top of cheese, if desired).
  8. TIP: Cook this a day ahead and refrigerate to let the seasonings blend.


Most Helpful

Grrrrreat recipe! I bailed on the tomatoes-EW! Used rotisserie chicken from my grocer's deli, added a can of kernled white and yellow corn and chicken broth & cornstarch to thicken w/Tillamook Pepperjack Cheese shredded cheese to top-yummmy! ;)

Tallie in Pacific NW July 08, 2009

We have a resturant close by that severs this chili, and this recipe is so close we did a comparion test and suprise this won. it was better than that of the resturants.

Lizzybeta November 24, 2008

Not your typical "chili", more of a soup than the chili we all might think of at first. Loved this recipe; easy to make and not too time consuming. Made it for the first time last night and shared some with friends today. They now have the recipe and are making it tonight!!!

Chef Liane December 29, 2007

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