Chicken chili bowls with home-made tortilla chips

Chicken chili bowls with home-made tortilla chips

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 377kcal
Author Alida Ryder


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


  • Heat a large frying pan over medium heat then add the oil. Sauté the onion and garlic until soft and translucent.
  • 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.
  • Add the chicken, beans and chicken stock and allow to simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly. Season to taste.
  • To make the tortilla chips, heat enough oil to deep-fry the tortilla chips in a saucepan.
  • 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.
  • Remove from the oil and allow to drain on kitchen paper.
  • 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.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 976mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 12.7mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 6.1mg