Chicken Chili with Black Beans

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.


10 servings (3 quarts)

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Because it looks different than traditional chili, my family was a little hesitant to try this dish at first. Thanks to the full, hearty flavor, it's become a real favorite around our house. I like to serve it with warm cornbread. —Jeanette Urbom, Louisburg, Kansas
Chicken Chili with Black Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-3/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (28 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 cup chicken broth or beer
  • 1/2 to 1 cup water


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the chicken, red peppers and onion in oil until chicken is no longer pink, about 5 minutes . Add the green chiles, garlic, chili powder, cumin and coriander; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, broth and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring often and adding water as necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 236 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 561mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.