Black Bean Chicken Chili
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Black Bean Chicken Chili

This black bean chicken chili with quinoa is a perfect wholesome meal for dinner or lunch. It is made in one pot and loaded with proteins and nutrients.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Swati


  • 2 cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 3-4 tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican chili powder
  • 11/2 teaspoons roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper


  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1/3 cup cheese blend
  • crushed tortilla chips


  • Heat oil in a stock pot on medium heat
  • Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant for about 30-40 sec
  • Then add onions and cook until translucent for about 3-4 min
  • Add ground chicken and sauté until the pink color disappears (approx. 5-6 min)
  • Now add diced tomatoes, red pepper, cumin powder, cayenne pepper and Mexican chili powder and mix until well combined.
  • Add black beans, quinoa and chicken stock; mix well and bring the mixture to a boil
  • Season with salt, cover the pot and simmer on low heat for about 20 min.
  • Once done add chopped cilantro and serve warm.
  • Top individual bowls of chili with some cheese, crushed tortilla chips, and sour cream.



Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 1013mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 26.2mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3.4mg