• Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 40 mins
  • Serves: 8

One Pan Quinoa Chicken Chili

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 Ingredients List

  • 2 lbs boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 large bell peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 15 oz can red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed (or extra red kidney beans)
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked (I use pre-washed)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp chili powder, divided (more to taste)
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning, all natural
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 + 1/4 tsp salt, divided
  • Jalapeños, diced (I would definitely add if I had no kids)
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)
  • Non-fat Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, jalapeños, cilantro and green onions, for garnish (optional)


Preheat large deep skillet on medium – high heat and add chicken, 1 tbsp chili powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Move chicken to one side of the skillet and make sure an empty portion of the skillet is placed directly over heat. Reduce heat to medium, spray skillet with cooking spray and add bell peppers. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add remaining ingredients, except garnishes, and stir. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 25 minutes. Check quinoa for readiness – it will look like it has popped open, revealing the germ of the kernel. Remove from heat and let chili rest for 10 minutes developing the flavours. Add extra water for smoother consistency if desired. Quinoa will absorb liquid as it sits and usually I like to add about a cup of boiled water from a kettle. Serve hot with desired garnishes.

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