Chicken Chili For One
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Chicken Chili For One

Chicken Chili Recipe For One - This chicken chili makes a wonderful single serving meal. Made with 1 cooked chicken breast (or 1-2 thighs), diced tomatoes, onions and red pepper combined with flavorful, aromatic spices. Cooks quickly & is the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
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Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 474kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion (1/2 small onion)
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1 small red pepper , cored, seeded, and large diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 15-ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 chicken breast , cooked and chopped
  • shredded cheddar cheese , optional for topping
  • sour cream , optional for topping

Instructions

  • Cook the onions in the olive oil over medium-low heat for 8-10 minutes, until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Add the red peppers, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Cook for 1 minute
  • Pour the canned diced tomatoes and dried basil into the pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Add the cooked, chopped chicken to the pan and simmer, uncovered another 5 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken chili to a bowl and top with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream, if desired.

Notes

TO BAKE A CHICKEN BREAST
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Brush chicken breast with oil. Season both sides of the chicken breast with a pinch of salt and a pinch of black pepper. Place the chicken on a baking pan.
Bake chicken breast, uncovered, for 18 - 20 minutes or until no longer pink (use a meat thermometer to confirm that the chicken is heated through to 170 degrees F).
YOU CAN ALSO USE ALREADY COOKED STORE-BOUGHT ROTISSERIE CHICKEN IN THIS RECIPE OR USE COOKED CHICKEN THAT WAS LEFT OVER FROM A PREVIOUS MEAL.

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1446mg | Potassium: 1226mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2533IU | Vitamin C: 110mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg