Chipotle Chicken Chili

  • Author: Aggie's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Stovetop

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


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.