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Sweet and Saucy Chicken Chili

Sweet and Saucy Chicken Chili

Sweet and Saucy Chicken Chili


  • Delicious recipe Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Delicious recipe Cook time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Delicious recipe Servings: 6 servings


6 servings

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into ¾-inch pieces

2 cups chopped onions

2 cups chopped green bell peppers

2 15 to 16-ounce cans spicy chili beans

2 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes

2 12-ounce bottles Chili Sauce

1 14-ounce Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and sliced green onions


Heat oil in Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken, chopped onions and bell peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are softened.

Stir in chili beans, tomatoes, chili sauce, cranberry sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt and black pepper. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat. Cover and cook for 1 hour. Or pour ingredients into 4 to 5-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until mixture is heated through. Divide chili evenly among bowls. Top with cheese, sour cream and green onions.

Makes 6 servings


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A bit sweet, so.......

Jean from , Michigan 01/29/2013 at 08:51 AM

I made it using 1/2 cup Craisins and 1 cup of chicken stock in place of the can of Jellied Cranberry Sauce. I also added diced butternut squash for color and nutrition. I cut back on the heat a bit by using mild chili beans. Great recipe!