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Chicken Chilli with Sweet Potatoes

Tons of spice, corn and bell pepper give this healthy one-pot chicken chili recipe Southwestern flair. Serve with your favorite hot sauce, tortilla chips and a cold beer.

Cook Time: 25 mins
Additional Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 5
Yield: 5 servings


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups cubed sweet potato (1/2-inch)
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 15-ounce can low-sodium cannellini beans, rinsed
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or homemade chicken stock
1 cup frozen corn
2 cups cubed cooked chicken (1/2-inch; about 10 ounces)
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
Sour cream, avocado and/or cilantro for garnish


Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, sweet potato and bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are slightly softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cumin and oregano and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute.

Add beans and broth (or stock) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

Increase heat to medium-high and stir in corn; cook 1 minute. Add chicken and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in salt and pepper. Serve topped with sour cream, avocado and/or cilantro, if desired.


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