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Chicken Chili

  • Non Veg
  • Spicy
  • 50 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Medium



Chicken Chili is one of the most popular Indo-Chinese style chicken appetizer or starter that is served in Chinese restaurants across the globe. Vegetarian alternates are made with paneer, mushroom, potato and tofu. You can prepare your own aromatic delight with boneless chicken or you can decide to go creative and use boned chicken alongside a wide assortment of ingredients that are sure to make your meal look and taste ridiculously delish! Or you can decide to go the Indian way and use a variety of dry chicken preparations but whatever it is you use, just follow our simple and comprehensive instructions and we can get the show underway! Variations of this meal include green chilli chicken, Tangrai chilli chicken, Chinese chilli chicken, and Bengali chili chicken.These tender bites are a dance of mildly hot, sweet and sour flavours.

Chicken chili can play the role of an appetizer as well as a side for veg fried rice, Schezwan fried rice, Hakka noodles, and Schezwan noodles. Some restaurants use spices like monosodium glutamate or ajinomotto to add a unique flavor or thing to the food. This recipe will not go that route but we will still have a very good result at the end!


Health Benefits

  1. Chicken chili is an energizing meal that is good for someone trying to recover from an ailment, particularly a heavy cold. The peppers are particularly good at decongesting the respiratory system.
  2. If you’re looking for a great source of lean, low fat protein, chicken is the word. Protein aids muscle development and helps maintain a healthy body weight.
  3. Chili peppers are rich in various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, such as capsaicin and carotenoids, which are linked with numerous health benefits.
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How to Make Chicken Chili

  1. Drain canned beans, rinse well, and mash them till chunky, and set aside.
  2. Pour canola oil into a Dutch oven and place over medium heat.
  3. Add onions, garlic, and peppers and sauté till they soften or for around 5 minutes.
  4. Combine salt, coriander, chili powder and cumin, and let the spices toast for a minute.
  5. Add chicken broth, lime juice from one fruit, mix and let simmer.
  6. Add cooked beans and let contents simmer for another 20 minutes.
  7. Add salt, pepper and, shredded rotisserie chicken and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish with cilantro and serve in bowls woth some tortilla chips, a dollop of sour cream, and some lemon wedges.


The oldest living chicken was 22 years old. She was a Red Quilled Muffed American Red Game named Muffy.

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