Budget-Friendly Chicken Chili

Budget-Friendly Chicken Chili

This chili is perfect for a fall dinner and it’s full of vitamin C, protein and fiber. Feel free to experiment with different beans such as black or Great Northern beans here.

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1¼ cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1¼ cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 210

  • Total Fat 2.5g
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 470mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 30g
    • Dietary Fiber 10g
    • Total Sugars 7g
  • Protein 19g
  • Potassium 860mg


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, diced)
    8 oz
  • green pepper (diced)
  • small onion (diced)
  • garlic (minced)
    1 clove
  • tomato(es) (14.5 oz can diced)
    2 can
  • navy or great northern beans (rinsed and drained)
    16 oz
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • chili powder
    2 tsp
  • cumin
    1/2 tsp


  1. Spray a large soup pot with cooking spray. Add chicken and sauté over medium heat for 7 minutes or until done. Remove from pan.

  2. Add onions and green peppers and sauté over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or onions until clear. Add garlic and sauté 30 more seconds.

  3. Add remaining ingredients along with cooked chicken and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes

  4. Meal Cost: $7.50

  • Recommended

    This chili turned out great but it is a bit thick. In the future, I probably would not drain the beans. I know that will increase the sodium level in the overall recipe but I like a thinner chili. Other than that, the chili is very satisfying and flavorful. I will definitely make this again.

  • Recommended

    In regard to boiling.... we're talking water, right? And how much?