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Chili can be hearty without being heavy. By substituting chicken for traditional ground beef you get lots of amazing lean protein. White and red kidney beans also give this chili a great colour and high fiber to keep you full longer. If you are cooking for one, freeze this chili in individual portions for up to two months. This meal is family friendly, healthy and packs a mild smoky punch of flavour.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min


2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lb ground chicken
1 Spanish onion(s), medium, peeled and chopped into half-inch pieces
1 green pepper(s), cored and chopped
1 yellow pepper(s), cored and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
2 tsp adobo sauce
3 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
1 pinch cinnamon
1 pinch cayenne pepper
38 fl oz white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
19 fl oz red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
9 fl oz corn kernels, drained and rinsed
28 fl oz canned diced tomatoes, unseasoned
1 cup water
sour cream, (optional garnish)
mozzarella cheese, grated (optional garnish)
jalapeño peppers, sliced (optional garnish)
avocado, sliced (optional garnish)

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the ground chicken and begin to brown lightly. Continue to cook the chicken until it no longer looks pink, about 8 minutes.

  2. Add the onion, green pepper, yellow pepper and garlic, cook for 8 minutes until softened; stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Add the adobo sauce, chili powder, oregano, cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper and stir for 1 minute.

  4. To the pot stir in all the kidney beans, corn, tomatoes and the water. Season with a little salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and simmer. Cover and continue to simmer for 30 minutes until the flavors have melded.

  5. Serve chili in bowls with a selection of optional garnishes.

Helpful Tip

Adobo sauce is found in canned chipotle chiles in adobo and can be found in most supermarkets and grocery stores.

Nutrition Info

Per 550 g serving Amount
Protein24 g
Fat14 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbohydrate49 g
Fibre14 g
Sugar8 g
Cholesterol45 mg
Sodium980 mg
Per 550 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A40
Vitamin C140
Vitamin B615