Chicken Chili

Chicken Chili

Mildly spicy chili with a touch of unsweeten chocolatet to give it body.
Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Chili
Author: Modified from The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook


  • Dutch Oven
  • Crock Pot (optional)


Pre-heat Dutch oven over medium heat and brown

  • 3 tablespoons oil heated
  • 3 pounds chicken breasts and/or thighs skinned, boned and cut into 1" cubes

Set the chicken aside. In the same Dutch oven sauté for 5 minutes

  • 3 tablespoons oil heated
  • 5 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 large onion chopped coarsely

Add and sauté for additional 10 minutes

  • 2 sweet red peppers diced
  • 4 jalapeño peppers finely diced

Stir in and cook for 5 minutes

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • pinch ground cinnamon

Return the chicken into the Dutch oven (or transfer everything to a crock pot) and add

  • 1 28-ounce cans of puréed tomatoes
  • 2 15-ounce cans pinto or cannellini beans
  • 1 bottle beer

Simmer for at least 30 minutes then add

  • 1 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • salt to taste