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Chipotle Chicken Chili

This Chipotle Chicken Chili recipe was created in partnership with Bush’s Beans.

This Chipotle Chicken Chili recipe is one of the best chilis I've ever made! Find the recipe at

I have a great Chipotle Chicken Chili recipe for you today. I love making chili and as often as I make it I tend to stick with my usual turkey chili recipe for most weeknight meals. This week I wanted to change things up and honestly, I wanted to specifically kick things up and make it spicier than usual. If you didn’t already know, I love spicy food and I really enjoy experimenting with different chili powders when I make chili. This Chipotle Chicken Chili is pretty simple to put together, but the flavor from the chipotle chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, Bush’s Chili Kidney Beans and my little secret ingredient is out of this world.

If you like a warm spicy flavor, then I think you will really dig this Chipotle Chicken Chili.

This Chipotle Chicken Chili recipe is one of the best chilis I've ever made! Find the recipe at

This Chipotle Chicken Chili recipe is one of the best chilis I've ever made! Find the recipe at

Of course, when I’m serving chili I’m all about the toppings – scallions, cilantro, Greek yogurt or sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and avocado are a must. If you need an idea for an easy casual get together with friends and family, then a chili party really is a great option – make your chili ahead of time (consider doubling the recipe if you are feeding a lot of people), stick in the slow cooker to stay warm and set out a bunch of bowls of toppings along with some tortillas and you are set to party! I have a friend who has an annual chili party at her house every fall, such a fun way to get together with people.

Chili is not just great for entertaining, but makes for a pretty easy weeknight meal – especially leftovers!

This Chipotle Chicken Chili recipe is one of the best chilis I've ever made! Find the recipe at

If you need some more chili inspiration, this Ultimate Chili Guide from my friends at Bush’s Beans will really get you in the chili making mood – so many delicious combinations from the protein you choose to the beans and veggies you add into the pot, the ideas are endless. Chef Jeffrey Saad shares his chili tips on how to build a mouthwatering chili recipe your family and friends will love!

Print Recipe

Chipotle Chicken Chili

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes


For the chili:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 red onion, chopped finely
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth or stock
  • 2 cans Bush's Chili Red Kidney Beans (with liquid)
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 squares milk chocolate, optional

Toppings for serving:

  • cilantro
  • shredded cheese
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • chopped green onion
  • diced avocado
  • tortilla chips


  1. Heat one tablespoon oil in a large heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add ground chicken and brown for 4-5 minutes, breaking up with a spoon to crumble. Add red onion, red bell pepper, chipotle chili powder, smoked paprika and cumin. Cook vegetables and spices with ground chicken for 4-5 minutes until vegetables soften.
  2. Add chicken broth (or stock), Bush's Chili Red Kidney Beans and tomato sauce to pot and stir. Let simmer for 30-35 minutes uncovered. If using, stir in 3 squares of milk chocolate toward end of cooking time. Taste for salt and pepper and season accordingly.
  3. Serve immediately with toppings of choice.

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14 Responses to “Chipotle Chicken Chili”

  1. Erica posted February 8, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I’ve put cocoa powder in before, but never straight chocolate! Love it! Chili is one of my most favorite meals

  2. Food Mumbai posted February 9, 2016 at 3:18 am

    O wow!!! Tasted chili chicken before several times, but this type of dish for the first time, I am going to have… Chili with Chocolate, superb combination…. Online food order in Mumbai
    Thanks for sharing from Food Mumbai Blog

  3. sue|theviewfromgreatisland posted February 9, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Love the spicy kick of this chili, smoked paprika is one of my favorite secret weapons!

  4. Carolyn posted February 9, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I am a chipotle fanatic, I know i would love this!

  5. Jennie @onesweetmess posted February 9, 2016 at 8:52 am

    This chili sounds amazing. I love anything made with chipotle peppers. 

  6. Sandy @ RE posted February 9, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Aggie, this looks fantastic. I have a delicious mole sauce on my blog, yummy chicken recipe, and when I’ve served this, our guests have LOVED it. Love this chili combo!

  7. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted February 9, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I never tire of chili of any kind!! This looks so amazing Aggie! Love the chocolate too.

  8. JET entrance exam posted February 10, 2016 at 1:58 am

    I came across your blog while looking for some Indian food blogs and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye on your post.

  9. Jamie | My Baking Addiction posted February 10, 2016 at 10:41 am

    It’s freezing here is Ohio, so I’m thinking this may be the perfect way to warm up! Love chipotle!

  10. Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table posted February 10, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    The chocolate is definitely going in the pot when I make this! I love what a great depth of flavor it brings to chili and I’m sure it pairs perfectly with this spicy version! Such a lovely comforting meal – and easy enough for busy nights. Total win! Pinning!

  11. Heidi Oehler posted February 10, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Best chili I’ve ever had!!!  It’s a must try!  

  12. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted February 10, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    In my book, there can never, ever be too many chili recipes. I love to try different variations. And this one looks like a fabulous one to try!

  13. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen posted February 12, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I love the idea of an annual chili party! So many delicious ways to make it and they’re all great in their own way. Love the smokiness of the chipotle in this one!

  14. Diihm hotel management college kolkata posted January 1, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Liked your recipe a lot. Looking forward for some more mouth watering recipes. Keep up the good work

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