Easy Chicken Chilli

This recipe is really easy, fast, healthy, tasty, and low calorie. Any of the vegetables can be left out and sustituted for something you do have. To complete the meal, whip up some rice or a nice loaf of cornbread. Top with cheese, sour cream, chopped bacon, low fat yogurt, coriander, parsley, green onion or any combination!


  • 500 grams of chicken breast (a pound)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 200 grams mushrooms
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can white beans
  • 1 can diced tomato
  • 1 cup water or chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil of choice


Dice all the veggies. Sear chicken breasts in oil for a couple of minutes on each side. Remove chicken breasts and cut into bite sized pieces. The chicken will finish cooking in the pot, so don`t worry if the meat is still pink. Put the onion in next and let it brown nicely. Then chuck everything in the pot and wait 20 minutes, simmering the chilli gently. DONE.

Tip: A spicy chilli is a great way to disguise greens that are about to go bad. In the last pot I made, I hid a pack of old  arugula.


Nutrition for 1/4 of recipe

  • 338 calories
  • 7 (g) fat
  • 24.4 (g) carbs
  • 42.4 (g) protein

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