When the weather turns cool, I frequently cook up my favorite classic chili recipe. Often, I love to shake things up by adding this out of the ordinary, scrumptious Chicken and Bell Pepper Chili to our dinner menu!
Chicken and Bell Pepper Chili
This Chicken and Bell Pepper Chili made its debut at a Super Bowl party we hosted eons ago. The crowd went nuts and I had numerous recipe requests. This was back in what my kids might refer to as the Stone Age, before most of my friends used the Internet. I printed off copies of the Ina Garten recipe and dropped them in the party goers’ mailboxes. Years later, I made a batch for a family dealing with health issues. The husband, a self proclaimed foodie, told Bill he wasn’t too excited when he heard my dinner delivery was “chicken chili.” But he changed his tune after sampling this splendid version.
This is a bit more sophisticated than your usual chicken chili, but still simple to throw together. I had to print off recipes for nearly every guest. I guess you expect that with a wonderful Ina Garten recipe.
When our beloved Packers finally made it to the big game, this seemed like the perfect Super Sunday dinner. Our Packer lights were positioned around the doors, our not so attractive Packer gnome was facing the TV, and Lambeau (named after Curly Lambeau…a very famous Green Bay Packer player and coach) was around for good luck. The family was a bunch of nervous wrecks, and I had to snake off to the kitchen to escape the shouting, groaning and arm chair refereeing!
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Ina’s basic recipe can easily be tweaked depending on your tolerance for heat. The recipe, as written, has crushed red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper. I serve ours with sour cream for the hubby’s tender palate, but my boys didn’t mind it simply topped with cheese and tortilla chips. Add some frozen corn and/or black beans if you’d like…I think you’ll find this is a marvelous change from your typical chicken chili.
This week, the Sunday Supper crew is having a Chili Cook-Off! It is definitely chili weather…a piping hot bowl of spicy chili is the perfect way to warm up your freezing self from the inside out. Scroll through all the magnificent recipes…and be sure to vote for your favorite recipe using the link below. The winner will receive a free ticket to the Food and Wine Conference this summer! Fingers crossed that it’s me 🙂
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- Cincinnati Chili from Savvy Eats
- Easy Beef Bean Chili from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Easy Chili con Carne from Manu’s Menu
- Gesundheit Chili from Magnolia Days
- Hellfire Chili from Yours And Mine Are Ours
- Hoisin Beef Chili from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Short Rib Chili from The Texan New Yorker
- Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Chili from Hip Foodie Mom
Chicken, Duck, and Turkey Chili
- Asian Five Spice Duck Chili from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Buffalo Turkey Chili from La Bella Vita Cucina
- Chicken and Bell Pepper Chili from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Chicken Meatball Chipotle Chili from Soni’s Food
- Gluten Free Turkey Chili from Gluten Free Crumbley
- Kickin’ Chicken Chili from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Low Calorie Turkey Chili from Basic N Delicious
- Quick & Easy Chipotle Turkey Chili from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Shockingly Delicious Chili Mole with Red Beans and Raisins from Shockingly Delicious
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili from Family Foodie
- Thai Chicken Chili from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- White Chicken Chili from The Foodie Army Wife
Mixed (meat combo) Chili
- Best Damn Chili Ever from Noshing With The Nolands
- Chili con Tres Carne from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Daddy’s Favorite Chili from Momma’s Meals
- Harlem Meatloaf Chili from Neighborfood
- Leslie’s Best Chili from La Cocina de Leslie
Fish and Seafood Chili
- Scrumptious Seafood Chili from A Kitchen Hoor
- Easy Vegetarian Chili with Raisins and Cashews from Delaware Girl Eats
- New Orleans Style Vegetarian Chili from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Vegan Slow Cooker Chili from Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Chicken Chili Cheese Fries from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chili Cornbread Cupcakes from In The Kitchen With KP
- Chili Topped Tater Tots from Ruffles & Truffles
- Spicy Chili Mac from girlichef
Best Wines To Pair with Chili #SundaySupper from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Chicken and Bell Pepper Chili
This unusual, pepper filled chicken chili is ALWAYS a hit!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 8
- Category: Entree, Soup, Chicken
- Method: Saute, Simmer
- Cuisine: Entree, Soup
- 2 yellow onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 bell peppers, chopped (I used 2 red, 1 orange, 1 yellow
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 28-ounce cans whole peeled plum tomatoes with juice, I use San Marzano
- 1/4 cup basil, minced
- 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Tortilla chips, to garnish
- Shredded cheddar cheese, to garnish
- Sour cream, to garnish
- Cook the onions in the olive oil till translucent, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add peppers and seasonings (except for fresh basil)and cook for about a minute. Add tomatoes with juice, and use spatula to cut into bite sized pieces. Cook about 20 minutes. Add chicken and basil and simmer about 20 more minutes.
- Serve with tortilla chips, shredded cheese and sour cream.
Adapted from Ina Garten.
- Calories: 309kcal
- Sugar: 9g
- Sodium: 578mg
- Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 16g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 41g
- Cholesterol: 124mg
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