Chipotle Chicken Chili

Chipotle Chicken Chili

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  • Serving: 10

Chipotle, a smoke-dried rich-flavored jalapeno, gives delicious depth to this filling chicken chili.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, chopped
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, pureed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • Shredded pepper jack cheese
  • Coarsely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring often, until vegetables are softened.
  3. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  4. Scatter chicken into saucepan and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until almost cooked through.
  5. Add chipotle puree, tomatoes and broth, stirring to combine. Bring to a low boil then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve with pepper jack cheese and cilantro.


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