Express Fiesta: Swift and Savory Chicken Chili

Venture into a world of spicy delights with this quick chicken chili. Tender chicken morsels, fiery chilies, and hearty beans come together in a symphony of flavors that's both bold and comforting. Perfect for those spontaneous cravings or surprise guests, it's a dish that impresses in record time.

Photo of a rustic bowl filled with Fast Chicken Chili, showcasing tender chicken pieces, creamy cannellini beans, and vibrant green chilies, garnished with fresh cilantro and a lime wedge, set against a vibrant dining backdrop.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: A hearty bowl with ample chicken, beans, and broth.

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 380 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 30g
  • Fats: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Sodium: 460mg
  • Fiber: 8g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Chicken breasts (cubed): 400 grams
  • Cannellini beans (canned, drained): 300 grams
  • Green chili (chopped): 50 grams
  • Onion (chopped): 100 grams
  • Garlic (minced): 10 grams
  • Cumin powder: 5 grams
  • Chili powder: 5 grams
  • Chicken broth: 500ml
  • Olive oil: 20ml
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Fresh cilantro (chopped): 20 grams for garnish
  • Lime wedges: for serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the cubed chicken and cook until golden brown.
  2. Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot and sauté until translucent.
  3. Stir in the green chilies, cumin powder, chili powder, and salt.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Add the drained cannellini beans and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  6. Let the chili cook for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  7. Adjust seasonings if necessary.
  8. Serve hot in bowls, garnished with freshly chopped cilantro and accompanied by lime wedges.

Photo of the cooking process in a pot, with the chicken chili simmering, releasing a spicy, inviting aroma.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For an added layer of flavor, sprinkle some grated cheddar cheese on top before serving.
  • Serve with tortilla chips for added crunch.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use other types of beans? Yes, kidney beans or black beans can also be used as an alternative.
  • How do I store leftovers? Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat before serving.