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Chicken Chili

We were sitting in a waiting area of an airport the first time I had chicken chili. It was honestly, the best chili I have ever had. I don't think I have exactly duplicated it, but really it's a recipe that you can have fun with and add whatever vegetables you like. This recipe serves four.

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 pkg chili seasoning, such as Club House
  • 1 can Heinz style chili beans (pinto and red kidney)
  • 1 can tomatoes ( I use Aylmer Accents for chili)
  1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and brown both sides in large frying pan.
  2. Add onion and celery. Cook, stirring a few minutes, then add peppers and cook another few minutes.
  3. Add chili seasoning, stirring to coat and then add tomatoes and beans.
  4. Simmer for about 1/2 hour. Serve with toppings such as sour cream and grated cheese. Good with cornbread and a mixed green salad.
Note: it you can't get chili style beans and tomatoes, use regular kidney beans and stewed tomatoes with a pkg of chili seasoning according to taste. Heinz Chili Sauce is also a good addition, according to taste.


  1. Looks great..that will have to be a 'must try'

  2. Hi! I just recently found your wonderful blog and have enjoyed browsing through your recipes. I do have a question though. I’m allergic to dairy, wheat products, and a few other things and have a hard time finding tasty desserts that I can eat. Since I have an upcoming birthday, I was wondering if you had any recipes for dairy and wheat-less cakes or other such party treats. Thank you!

  3. I have been hearing about chicken chili allot lately and hoped to find a recipe. You made my will be one of our suppers this week. Looks delish! Kathy (MGCC)

  4. Chicken chili would hit the spot today! Thanks for sharing.

  5. looks fantastic and can be easily doubled too ..which is always wonderful if need be.

  6. Love chicken chili! Your recipe looks scrumptious.

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  7. Dear Shana, all our gluten-free recipes are wheat-free. Gluten-free is always wheat-free although wheat-free may not be gluten-free, since rye, barley, oats (cross-contaminated) have gluten but not wheat.
    You could use our gluten-free recipes and substitute non-dairy for the dairy ingred.
    Hope that helps!


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