Chipotle Chicken Chili - Spicy

"This is an easy tomato based chicken chili recipe with beans. Using a rotisserie chicken makes it preparation easy and quick. I made up this recipe for a church chili dinner."
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Ready In:
3hrs 30mins




  • In a soup pot, add celery, onion, red peppers, canned tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste, pureed chipotle chili (puree in blender with the adobo sauce. It might work better if you add some of the chicken broth), chili powder and cumin. Cook at a low boil for an hour or so.
  • Puree half a can of dark red kidney beans in a blender or food processor and add to the soup pot. Add the remaining 1 ½ cans of kidney beans, red beans and black beans to the pot. Simmer for at least 2 hours.
  • If it is not “hot” enough add as much Tabasco sauce as you need to achieve the “heat” you desire.
  • If you are making it a day ahead (If you do the flavors will blend well), turn off the heat and add the chicken. (It works well to use an already cooked rotisserie chicken.) After it cools, refrigerate. When you are ready to serve, heat to boiling. (You don’t want to cook it for very long after you add the chicken to avoid having the chicken fall apart.).
  • If you plan to serve it right away, add the chicken 15 or twenty minutes before serving and heat to boiling.
  • Optional: Serve with grated cheese, cilantro, sliced green onions and sour cream as toppings.

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  1. Very good - loved all of the veggies and flavors packed in this chili! I used low sodium chicken broth and quickly cooked and shredded my own chicken while the veggie-tomato mixture was simmering. I made it the day ahead and served with all of the optional toppings. Thanks for sharing! ~PAC Spring '10~


I am a minister who likes to cook. I especially like to cook for groups of 12 - 200. I like making soup of many kinds. My standards include Beef V-8 soup (using 8 vegetables), Mom's potato soup, Chicken soup with homemade dumplings,and lamb stew.
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