Black Bean and Chicken Chili

Black Bean And Chicken Chili Recipe

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Patricia Higginbotham


This chili/stew offers a unique combination of wholesome flavors. Can be spiced up/down by using hotter/milder flavored Ro-tel' tomatoes. My friends and family preference is the middle variety. Can also "spice it up" with your favorite hot sauce.

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40 Min
2 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


2 lb
skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 Tbsp
tablespoons olive oil for sautéing
1 large
onion, chopped
3 medium
stalks celery, sliced
3 medium
carrots, sliced
14 oz
can diced fire roasted tomatoes with garlic, un-drained
10 oz
can ro-tel tomatoes w/chilis and lime
2 - 15 oz
cans black beans(seasoned or unseasoned), drained and rinsed
1 c
cup chicken broth (from carton)
2 Tbsp
flour or chicken gravy powder
1/4 tsp
chili powder
1/8 tsp
1/8 tsp
salt to taste
cooked long grain rice (optional)
saltine crackers - (optional)
shredded cheddar, or mexican cheese(optional)
sour cream (optional)

How to Make Black Bean and Chicken Chili


  • 11. Cover bottom of skillet or Dutch oven with olive oil. Sauté chicken in batches stirring until brown on all sides.
  • 22. Remove chicken from pan leaving accumulated juices. Repeat until all chicken is browned
  • 33. Sauté onion, celery, carrots in accumulated juices until crisp tender-add chicken back in with vegetables .
  • 44. Add chili powder, cumin, paprika , tomatoes and Rotel
  • 55. Mix flour or gravy powder into chicken broth. Stir chicken broth mixture into skillet. cook until bubbling. Salt to taste.
  • 66. Place chicken and vegetable mixture in crock pot and add black beans-Stir gently.
  • 77. Cover; cook on High heat setting 2 Hours.

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About Black Bean and Chicken Chili

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #black beans, #chicken