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Recipe of the day: Chicken chilli con carne

This easy-to-make recipe combines tender chicken, aromatic spices, and savoury beans for a satisfying and delicious meal.

Looking for a mouthwatering and flavourful dish to spice up your dinner?

Look no further than chicken chilli con carne, a delightful twist on the classic recipe. Packed with tender chicken, aromatic spices, and hearty beans, this dish is sure to tantalise your taste buds and satisfy your craving for a satisfying meal.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply want to treat yourself to a scrumptious homemade dinner, this chicken chilli con carne recipe is a must-try.


Chicken chilli con carne

  • Author: Lucy Nunes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: boil
  • Cuisine: mexican


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 800g chicken mince
  • 2 medium brown onions, finely chopped
  • 1 medium red capsicum, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 x 400g cans red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 3 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • Steamed white rice, to serve


Step 1

Heat half the oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook mince in 2 batches, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a bowl.

Step 2

Heat remaining oil in pan. Add onion and capsicum. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, cumin and coriander.

Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Return mince to pan. Stir to coat. Add beans, tomato, oregano, chilli, if using, and 1/2 cup cold water.

Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove lid. Simmer for 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

Step 3

Serve half the chilli con carne with rice, sprinkled with coriander. Cover and refrigerate remaining chilli con carne.


Leftovers tips: You can keep leftovers in the fridge or up to 3 days. Store in airtight containers or snap-lock bags.

Leftover Chicken chilli con carne can be frozen in airtight containers or snap-lock bags for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before using.

Keywords: simmer, boil, summer, dinner, main, chilli, steam, rice, Skinless chicken thighs, black beans, red wine vinegar, kidney

This recipe was sourced from taste.com.

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