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Easy Chicken Chili Recipe

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Easy Chicken Chili Recipe

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                                                

Let’s Cook

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.

Serve this delicious easy chicken chili recipe from a soup tureen, with some delicious homemade bread, or cornbread, and enjoy a delightful meal.

Serving of Easy Chicken Chili Recipe


In Closing

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.



Oct 6, 2011 3:33pm
Easy chicken chili recipe sounds so hearty and fun to make. Great for the fall and winter seasons. Will keep this on file to make very soon, thanks!
Oct 10, 2011 11:06am
Thanks for reading and commenting on my easy chicken chili recipe. It is really easy to make, and it taste even better the second day. Hope you like it!
Oct 15, 2011 6:00pm
Never tried chicken chili, but have thought of it a few times. Now that I have a good recipe I'll surely try. Thanks for sharing.
Jan 9, 2012 3:46pm
I like the sound of this recipe..very interesting that oatmeal is an ingredient? Do you know why specifically? Just curious. I agree you can't beat a Costco chicken for a great meal and for a cost-conscious one!
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