Easy Chicken Chili Recipe - A One-Pot Wonder
My easy chicken chili recipe was born a couple years ago, and now it is my favorite way to make this favorite wintertime stew. This easy chicken chili recipe is quick to make because I use leftover meat (planned leftovers) from a rotisserie bird. That also makes it economical because my Costco sells these big, delicious rotisserie chicks for $4.99, and I typically get two meals from one of these birds. That’s only $2.50 per meal, for meat, for a family of three, you just can’t beat that price. And since the meat is already cooked, it saves me cooking time.
If you prefer yours made with just white meat, then microwave, or boil, a few breasts to use in this easy chicken chili recipe. And this is a great way to use up leftover turkey from holiday meals. If you usually make yours with ground beef, try my easy chicken chili recipe; you’ll be surprised how good it is.
How to Make my Easy Chicken Chili Recipe
Gather the ingredients to make this easy chicken chili recipe:
4 small onions, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
3 banana peppers or 1 large green pepper, chopped
4 cups rotisserie poultry meat
stock from rotisserie container
2 cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
1 can corn, including the liquid
1 can chili-beans with mild sauce
1 can seasoned black beans, drained
1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
½ cup oatmeal, Quick-1 Minute
2 tsp. chili-powder
¼ tsp. onion salt
½ tsp. celery seed
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
pepper to taste
sugar to taste
Prepare the onions, celery, and green peppers, and place them in a 5-quart Dutch oven or a stew pot. Add enough water, to the pan, to just cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil, and let the veggies simmer while you prepare the other ingredients.
Cut the rotisserie chick into bite size pieces, and add it to the veggies in the pot. Empty any stock from the rotisserie package into the pan. Make sure there is enough water and stock to cover the vegetables and the meat. Bring to a simmer, and cook about 15 minutes.
Add the cans of diced tomatoes to the ingredients in the Dutch oven, and stir to blend.
Pour in the can of corn, including the liquid, and mix all ingredients together.
Stir in the can of chili-beans and the black beans, blending well after each addition with the other ingredients.
Add the uncooked macaroni, oatmeal, and stir these ingredients into the stew. Add water if needed.
Measure, and stir in all of the seasonings.
Bring the ingredients to a simmer, place the top on the pot, and simmer about 15 – 20 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently.
This is just one of many recipes that I have using leftover rotisserie poultry meat. Perhaps you would be interested in some of my other recipes that use leftover poultry, such as: stroganoff, cacciatore, enchilada casserole, or a simple way to use turkey leftovers. The next time you don’t know what to fix for dinner, think about getting a rotisserie chick (look for the largest one) and with your leftovers make this easy chicken chili recipe.