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Nutrition Facts

Calories 517
  Calories from Fat 185 (36%)
(32%)Total Fat 21g
(25%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(35%)Cholesterol 104mg
(51%)Sodium 1217mg
(33%)Potassium 1159mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(50%)Dietary Fiber 12g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(75%)Protein 37g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Chunky Chili Chicken


  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, chopped

  • 1 10 oz can, whole tomatoes and green chilies, crushed

  • 2 15 oz cans, black beans, with liquid

  • 1 15 oz can, tomato sauce

  • 1 8 oz can, tomato sauce

  • 1 12 oz can, beer (or substitute chicken stock)

  • 5 Tbs olive oil

  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 med sweet onion, chopped

  • 1/3 cup pitted ripe olives, sliced

  • 1 cup baby corn (optional)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 Tbs chili powder

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 2 tsp cilantro leaves, minced (optional)

  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp pepper

The beer in this chili recipe helps to tenderize the chicken.


  • In a Dutch oven, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add chicken and sauté until no longer pink, about 4 minutes each side. Remove chicken from pot; wipe pot dry.
  • Heat remaining oil and sauté onion, garlic, bell pepper, and cumin for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Stir in chili powder, oregano, tomatoes and chilies, tomato sauce, beer, salt, and pepper. Add chicken back to pot. Cover and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Add beans, corn, and olives. Simmer 15 minutes longer. Stir in cilantro, if desired; serve hot topped with cheddar cheese.

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