Easy Chicken Chili

Chili is such a satisfying, easy, and filling meal. What more could you ask for?

I make mine a bit healthier by swapping out the ground beef for chicken (or turkey) and adding a bunch of fresh veggies.

Here’s what’s in my “lite” chicken chili:
▪️ 1lb ground chicken
▪️ 2 packets chili seasoning
▪️ 1 can black beans
▪️ 1 can pinto beans
▪️ 1 can kidney beans
▪️ 3 stalks celery, diced
▪️ 1 cup grape tomatoes, diced
▪️ 1.5 cups peppers, diced
▪️ 1 yellow onion, diced
▪️ 1 cup tomato juice
▪️ top with green onions + lite sour cream

My tip: I break apart the ground chicken in my hands before cooking. It’s a little gross, but trust me – the chicken has a much better consistency this way than trying to break it apart with a spatula.


  1. Cook the chicken, remove from the pan, and set aside.
  2. Next, lightly sautée the onions, peppers, celery, and tomatoes in a little bit of tomato juice and olive oil.
  3. Once the veggies are softened, add the beans (don’t drain!), the rest of the tomato juice, and the seasoning packets.
  4. Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the chicken back in and enjoy! 🍅

I like to serve mine with some green onions, sour cream, and a few tortilla chips.

Oh and hot sauce, too.

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