Performance Chicken Chili

Performance Chicken Chili

Ground chicken with beans in a tomato sauce.

Ideal to charge your batteries before a sport competition.

6 servings
Preparation 20 min
Cooking 4 h

590 calories per serving 


700 g ground chicken, or ground turkey    
4 cups red beans (canned)   1 L
1 1/4 cup canned tomatoes (diced)   300 g
3 tbsp tomato paste   45 mL
1 1/2 onions, finely chopped   300 g
3 cloves garlic, minced    
1 1/2 green peppers, cut into small dices   220 g
3 1/2 tbsp brown sugar   40 g
1/3 cup chicken broth   85 mL
3 tbsp canola oil   45 mL
1/2 tbsp ground cumin   4 g
3/4 dried chili peppers, minced   0.4 g
1 1/2 limes [optional]   110 g
1 1/2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped [optional]   3 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1 2/3 cup basmati rice   300 g

Before you start

A slow cooker is needed to make this recipe.


  1. Prepare the vegetables. Chop the onion, mince the garlic and chili pepper, and finely dice the bell pepper.
  2. Heat half the oil in a skillet or a pan over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic about 3 min until the onion is soft and translucent, with occasional stirring, paying attention not to let them burn. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Pour the remaining oil into the same pan, heat over medium heat, and add the ground chicken. Cook about 5 min, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until the meat loses its pink colour.
  4. Place the onion mixture, the chicken as well as diced tomatoes, tomato paste, diced bell pepper, minced chili pepper, cumin, and brown sugar into the slow cooker. Add the broth. Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on 'low' for 4 h.
  5. A few minutes before the end of cooking, start to cook the rice.
  6. Drain the beans, rinse them and drain again. Add them to the slow cooker with the chili, mix well, and cook an additional 8-10 min. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro leaves, garnish with lime wedges, then serve over the steamed rice.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (480g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




20 g

31 %

Saturated 0.5 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

4 %


80 mg


420 mg

17 %


69 g

23 %


10 g

40 %


11 g


33 g

Vitamin A

35 %

Vitamin C

60 %


10 %


35 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 2 servings

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Free :
Trans Fat
Low :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D
Good source of :
Copper, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beans/Legumes | Poultry | Main courses/Entrées | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Fibre | High Iron | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Slow Cook | American

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