Chicken chili bowls with home-made tortilla chips

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Chicken and bean chili bowls topped with cheese, guacamole and sour cream served with crisp, home-made tortilla chips makes a great game day meal and is perfect for serving a crowd.

Chicken chili bowls with home-made tortilla chips

From yesterday’s utter indulgence in the form of a devilishly good chocolate cake to today’s comforting home food in the form of this easy Chicken Chili recipe. This is the juxtaposition that is Simply Delicious. One thing you can be certain of is that no matter how easy or how complicated a recipe, the drool-factor is always high on my priority list.

Chicken chili bowls with home-made tortilla chips

I made this chicken chili recipe a few nights ago when I had half a cooked chicken that needed using up and as I am the queen of leftovers (totes a thing), I decided to whip up this chili of sorts. I fried off an onion, garlic and spices before adding tinned tomatoes, the shredded chicken and a can of beans. This resulted in this really moreish, completely fuss-free chicken chili which I then served with guacamole, some grated cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

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The chicken chili will also make a FANTASTIC filling for quesidillas, burritos and wraps in general. It’s the kind of recipe I make in bulk and freeze in portions for easy lunches, fuss-free dinners and it is the absolute best recipe to serve to a crowd of people. I love serving the chili in a big pot and having bowls of guacamole, grated cheese, sour cream and salsa for everyone to make up their own bowls of chili.

I used a few tortillas that were lying at the back of my fridge to make the quickest home-made tortilla chips, et voila. Dinner was served. So simple, so scrumptious and something you can whip up in seconds. You’re welcome!

Chicken chili bowls with home-made tortilla chips

5 from 4 votes
Chicken chili bowls with home-made tortilla chips
Chicken chili bowls with home-made tortilla chips
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Chicken and bean chili bowls topped with cheese, guacamole and sour cream served with crisp, home-made tortilla chips makes a great game day meal and is perfect for serving a crowd. 

Course: Chicken, Chili, Dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 377 kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
for the chicken chili
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • olive oil for frying
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 x400g approximately 12oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional
  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 1 x400g approx 12 oz cannellini beans
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • salt & pepper to taste
for the tortilla chips
  • 2 large flour tortillas cut into wedges
  • vegetable oil for frying
to serve
  • guacamole
  • grated cheese
  • sour cream
  • fresh chillies
Instructions
  1. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat then add the oil. Sauté the onion and garlic until soft and translucent.
  2. Add the spices and fry for another 30 seconds before adding the tomatoes and tomato paste. Add the sugar and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken, beans and chicken stock and allow to simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly. Season to taste.
  4. To make the tortilla chips, heat enough oil to deep-fry the tortilla chips in a saucepan.
  5. When the oil is hot, carefully place the tortilla wedges in the pot and allow to fry for 10-15 seconds until they are golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oil and allow to drain on kitchen paper.
  7. Serve the chili in bowls topped with the cheese, guacamole and sour cream. Add a few chillies (if using) and serve with the tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken chili bowls with home-made tortilla chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 421mg 18%
Potassium 976mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 7g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 9.6%
Vitamin C 15.4%
Calcium 14.2%
Iron 33.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Christine
    Reply

    I could eat bowls and bowls of this chili. So rich and flavorsome. Thanks for a great recipe.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I’m so glad to hear you love this recipe Christine. 🙂

  • Annie Abbey
    Reply

    These look amazing! I have never had success with homemade tortilla chips so I will have to try this out!
    xx Annie
    Something Swell

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Annie, the trick is to give them sufficient time to dry and harden a little after frying. Drain them on kitchen paper and then give them a minute or so to cool a little before serving.

  • Amy
    Reply

    This looks amazing! I’ll definitely be making this next time we have leftover chicken.

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Amy. It’s such a great way to use up leftovers.

  • Megan @ Pip and Ebby
    Reply

    Umm, these look amazing! So comforting and delicious…yum!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I’m glad you like the look of them Megan!

  • Aletta
    Reply

    It Looks so yummy!!

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