A hearty bowl of chili is great anytime of year and this ‘Paleo Chicken Chili’ doesn’t disappoint. With ingredients on hand, you can cook this chili quickly for a filling lunch for the kids or add a nice salad for a complete dinner. You can use this recipe as a base then add ingredients to make it your own. Use different colored bell peppers, top it with green onions or whatever your favorite chili ingredients or toppings are. One thing is for sure, your kids will love it!
Where did chili come from?
Chili was first served to the public at “Chili Bowl” stands in San Antonio Texas in the 1880’s. It was sold for ten cents and included bread and a glass of water. The women that worked these stands making and serving chili were called “Chili Queens”! Texans like to claim they invented this meaty dish, but there are similar dishes that various cultures around the world have created. Chili is such a beloved part of our culture there is even a “National Chili Day” in this country. Chili is one of those foods that pretty much everyone loves. Give this recipe a try, it is sure to please!
Quick and Easy Paleo Chicken Chili
- 4 cups chopped yellow onions (3 onions)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 T. minced garlic
- 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and large-diced
- 2 green bell peppers, cored, seeded, and large-diced
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 2 T. ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes, or to taste
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 (28-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves
- 2 # ground chicken
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Cook the onions in the oil over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until translucent.
- Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
- Add ground chicken meat and cook until no pink is showing breaking the meat down into small pieces. Add the bell peppers, chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, cayenne, and salt.
- Cook for 5 minutes to soften the peppers.
- Add the diced tomatoes to the pot.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Taste for seasonings and make adjustments if desired.