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.
Servings: 1 person
- 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
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.
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.
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